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Jill Bolte Taylor – My Stroke of Insight

Seeking nirvana? enlightenment? Struggling to escape control of the mind chatter? Trapped in the baggage of the past? Stuck in the anxiety of the future? Disconnected from the world? Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist, describes how a stroke and near-death experience turned off her LEFT BRAIN and gave her an insight into the RIGHT BRAIN …Read More

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In Pursuit of Flow

“Flow is the peak performance state where you feel your best and you perform your best.” —Flow Genome Project  (www.flowgenomeproject.com) Have you ever felt like you were “in the flow?” The artist that is connected to their “muse” with the “creative juices flowing.” The athlete that is “in the zone.” Part of a team where …Read More

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Hope is the thing with feathers

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul…” —Emily Dickinson When I can’t find faith, I look for hope. Emily Dickinson’s poem brings me hope. I feel the rustling of feathers within me whenever I read this opening line to her poem. Some inner knowing awakens: “It’s going to be OK.” Even …Read More

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“Reclaiming Your Body” by Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

“The body has a language that is older and more primal than most of us realize. Our bodies speak to us with sensations, images, emotions, and an inner knowing that is beyond words.” Suzanne Scurlock-Durana begins Chapter 1 with this sentence in her newly released book, Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening Your Body’s …Read More

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Full Voice – Five Elements of Vocal Presence

Are your unconscious vocal habits keeping you from your full potential? When I first started public speaking, my voice was hidden behind the podium and trapped in my throat. I had no volume and a singing cadence that would put you to sleep. Someone who is now a dear friend (through no fault of her …Read More

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To Bless the Space Between Us

“It would be lovely if we could rediscover our power to bless one another. I believe each of us can bless… Whenever you give a blessing, a blessing returns to enfold you.” –John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings A blessing begins with an invocation. When you invoke the divine …Read More

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Eckhart Tolle “The Power of Now”

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment On the path to a more conscious life of living the present moment, Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment” …Read More