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What I Learned From Falling Into the Creek

Imagine how it feels to be born. One moment you’re nice and cozy, in a space that feels safe, secure, and comfortable. Then you’re jarred from womb to world. I have a feeling that being born takes zero thought. Sure, Mama is thinking (and yelling), but for Baby? There is no thought, only the sweet slip-and-slide into the roaring circle of life.

Your Passion: It's As Close As the End of Your Nose

When we do something that we are passionate about, we are vastly more likely to be present in its doing. A lot of people get hung up on the idea: "I don't know what my passion is, so I can't do all these wonderful things that everybody else is doing." You can.

What's Your Nonnegotiable?

What’s your nonnegotiable? What’s the one thing you must do most days or things will not go right with you? The one thing that you will not give up for time or money or sex. (Okay, maybe for sex, but stick with me here.)

How to Bear the Unbearable

When we can allow our hearts to have compassion for those millions of people suffering as we are in this moment, we begin to transform. Our humanity deepens, our souls soften and we suddenly begin to make sense of what the poets have been saying since time began.

How to Break Unhealthy Relationship Patterns

The truth is that we all have different internal struggles that get in our way when it comes to finding and maintaining the love we say we want. However, there are certain patterns we bring to our relationships that are based on our past and that often lead us to the same relationship outcomes. The good news is, if we can be open, curious, and willing to explore these patterns and where they come from, we can take a great deal of power over our romantic lives.

Are You Faithful to This Moment?

The irony is that the more we try to do—and the more that technology fills up all the spaces of our day—the less time we may have for pausing, reflecting, and tapping deeper joy. That’s why a journey into the heart of mindfulness begins with pausing, slowing down, and reflecting on how speed and technology may be affecting you.

Demystifying Purpose with Laura Berman Fortgang

You see, purpose is not chosen. It’s not a slogan or a bumper sticker that, if you like it, you don it on your car or business card. Purpose is something you ARE, not something you DO. And that’s where most folks go wrong…they use a WHAT to describe what is really a WHO.