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In this video, from Tiger’s Nest Taktshang Monastery in Part, Bhutan, I felt guided to share how the mind, body, emotions and energy are inseparable.  If you are experiencing STUCK-ness in one aspect, most likely you are ignoring the other issues that are helping it stay stuck.  All too often we find ourselves somewhere: in […]

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I’m writing to you from the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in Thailand.  For this May’s theme, I feel guided to talk about the concept of Presence and its applications to living in an urban environment. Presence seems like a no-brainer when it comes to having conversations, making deals, working with others, or whatever it […]

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We were cradled and caressed by our mothers when we came out of the womb.  As we grew up, touch fell out of our vocabulary for a variety of reasons: social conditioning, religious or dogmatic rules about sex, shame, fear, etc.  As we moved away from touch, we hardened and became hard people inside and […]

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An sneak peek excerpt from Johnson Chong’s untitled book This past Christmas, I spent two weeks in Pune, India, attending meditation classes at the International Osho Meditation Resort, and writing, a lot.  It was such a great way to reconnect with myself, my inspirations, and re-defining all the holistic knowledge that I have been sharing […]

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“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices In times of difficulty, stress or nervousness, we often hear a very familiar phrase from another caring soul, “Just Breathe.”  But what does that even mean?  Just […]

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“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”  ~ Lao Tzu I have been delayed in writing the September Sage theme of the month from coming out of teaching a yoga meditation retreat in Chiang Mai this past week.  The timing of this theme comes appropriately as we […]

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We all have been on an emotional rollercoaster ride since the beginning of 2017 with many twists and turns and plenty of ups and downs.  Maybe you can only recount more downs than ups, but remember that everything happens for good reason.  August marks a pivotal change on a micro and macro scale with a […]

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Igniting Tapas: Self Discipline “With self-discipline, almost anything is possible.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt Tapas are not only delicious Spanish plates, but in ancient Sanskrit, tapas refers to the fire (self-discipline) that spurs our motivations, our goals and dreams.  And it is with the structure of discipline and determination that we are then able to inspire ourselves […]

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EMBRACE All that Comes (E.nvision M.astering B.oldness: R.ealize, A.ccept & C.o-create with E.xistence) “See the line where the sky meets the sea? The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! […]

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“We often need an outside source to show us our need for an adjustment in focus, and when we finally acknowledge our need, the truth presents the wonderful ability to see clearly again.” Ben Baughman, Untracked  Opposition is seen everywhere in life.  It is reflected in every aspect of nature.   The opposing forces of the […]

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