It's easy to forget that we are all perfect in our own design. Sometimes we muck it up with habits and choices that do not serve us. 

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Hope, Love, and the Web of Life

“I don’t know about hope, but I know about love…. Our job is to love.”
—Robin Wall Kimmerer


In this time of heartbreaking political tumult and ecological grief, where do we turn for wisdom or comfort? For a reason to continue, in spite of how the world looks? This past weekend, I had the great honor and blessing of attending a program with Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass. She is a botanist, professor, member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and beyond all else, a wise and caring soul. Repeatedly, during those three days, she asked the question: What does Mother Earth ask of us? Not what can we get, but what can we give? We are living in a time of shifting focus: from taking to giving, from self to community. Earth herself teaches reciprocity and connection. This is our heritage and our guidepost, if we pay attention, if we drop the cloak of self-centeredness and don the cloth of humility.

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Awaken to the World that Drags You Down

Long before it’s possible for us to be spiritually reborn, we must first awaken to ourselves.

Awakening is the sudden realization that somehow or other what I took to be the only world isn’t the only world..

But in a true awakening, I recognize that there’s a world beneath me. And the way I know there’s a world beneath me is that I can feel something pulling on me. Something wants to drag me down into depression. Something wants to pull me into anger. Something wants to move me into a state of myself where I can justify my agitation. Then, as I start to get irritated, angry, impatient, something else says, “Uh-uh. And it isn’t some moral platitude that’s been pressed into my brain. It’s an actual understanding that, “This hurts and I don’t want to act from it!”

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Stabilizing Your State Of Being

We are now moving to a point in our evolution where we need to be consistent in our state of being no matter who you are, or who you are with or what you are doing or what’s happening.  Recognize that you are the one that is denying yourself the experience you wish to have and that you are allowing other people, or what’s happening in the world or what’s happening in your life to do that. 

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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living paycheck to paycheck is probably the most common reason that prevents people from living a life that they love. This financial barrier can feel crippling and I understand how challenging it can be to pull yourself out of what can seem an endless cycle. The answer is creating financial independence, which I assure you, can be done wherever you’re starting from!

So how can you break through the barrier and start to live that love you love? In today’s article, I’m going to offer some tips that will get you on the road to Real Wealth and financial freedom!

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Mark Nepo's Weekly Refection: ART LESSON

The mind moves like a pencil.
The heart moves like a brush.

While the mind can draw
exquisite prints, the heart
with its deep bright colors
will ignore the lines.

If you only follow your mind,
you will never go outside the lines.

If you only follow your heart,
what you touch will never
resemble anything.

We must be
a student of both.

For the mind can build
itself a home, but only
the heart can live in it.

Ξ

A Question to Walk With: Describe as aspect of home that your mind has dreamt and built. How are you living in that dream now that it is built. Which do you like more: dreaming what needs to be built or living in the dream once it is built? Why?

This is from my book of poems in progress, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.

Feeling Trapped? Set Yourself Free!

Tiffany consulted with me because she was unable to control her anger. Anytime someone told her what to do - someone she was in a close relationship with like her mother, her husband, or her best friend - she would instantly respond with anger. She was struggling with serious marital problems when she first consulted with me.

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Choices

Let’s talk about choices today … Being able to make choices … you have a right to choices … creating choices … how to find that truth within yourself to make the choice that is for your best and highest good.

So, all things, CHOICES 🙂

Here’s my question to just start this off … Have you ever felt in your life like you didn’t have a choice? Like literally, you have no choice. Have you felt that way in your life?

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Keep Your Heart Open In Hell

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” —Viktor Frankl



A few years ago, after a serious bout of vertigo actually landed me in the ICU, I was instructed to start practicing my balance. “Stand for at least one minute on each foot,” I was told. “It’s important not only to regain your balance, but to keep it so you can move forward.” Great, I thought to myself. Here’s that balance thing again.

As a young journalist and mother, I often heard that I should pursue “balance.” It was the holy grail. Being told to achieve balance while juggling four young kids, a career, a marriage, and aging parents left me feeling anything but. What I felt instead was unbalanced, unsuccessful, and unseen.

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And Now . . . The Real Secret Of Life

Both conventional science and new-edge science agree that, at its basic level, life derives from molecular movements within a biochemical mechanism. To uncover the real secret of life that lies beyond mere mechanics, we are obliged to first examine the mechanical nature of our cells. This information is relevant to our survival, which is more of a question now than ever before.

To make it easier to understand life according to new-edge science, we’ve created an illustration of a cell with metaphorical parts: a set of gears, driven by a motor, controlled by a switch, and monitored by a gauge. (For readers not mechanically inclined, we ask for your patience. There is a pay off. )

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Life is Falling Apart

Does it seem that more than ever things are becoming difficult? Are you facing unexpected losses, setbacks, and challenges that come out of nowhere, even if you have been diligently working on your inner growth? Don’t fall into blame or frustration if you are going through difficult times. There is a reason for these challenges, and it is not what you think. These unexpected challenges you are now facing now may not be setbacks at all, but rather are showing up to move you quickly toward that which will bring genuine healing, peace, and true inner satisfaction in the long run.

Money Is The Root of All Evil . . .Or Is It?

I have found from my own experience that when people say money doesn’t matter and they don’t care about it, what they are really saying is that they have yet to understand how to create it for themselves and so therefore they are just disowning the reality that it can actually matter. There is so much judgment in our world about people who have money, yet if you desire to have an effect on the world at all—whether by saving animals, working to end pollution in our oceans, contributing to our planet in any way, or just being there for a neighbor—it takes money to do that.

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When the Well of Abundance Runs Dry

If you happen to watch the news or glance at social media, you might experience a tiny quiver of uncertainty every now and again. Do you ever worry about your future? Is there a part of your life where it seems like the well of abundance is running dry? If you answered yes, keep reading and discover eight ways to experience limitless energetic gain in your life.

What is Abundance?

Abundance is an awareness of all the possibilities that are available to each of us. This mindset has a deep faith in something greater than the physical world and logical limitations. Abundance is also believing in miracles and the unseen.

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How to Develop Real Self-Confidence

"Confidence is your being, it is what you are."


On today’s episode of SoulTalk, I share skills on How to Develop Real Self-Confidence. Something we have been conditioned to seek outside of ourselves through external validation. But this is a dead end path.

Listen to a refreshing perspective on how to develop authentic self-confidence that comes from connecting with the deeper dimension of your being.

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See the Person Behind the Eyes

Who is behind the mask?

The Practice:
See the person behind the eyes.

Why?

Most of us wear a kind of mask, a persona that hides our deepest thoughts and feelings, and presents a polished, controlled face to the world.

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What Your Dreams Are Trying to Tell You About Your Anxieties (and What to Do About It)

It’s the first day of final exams, and you show up unprepared. Worse, you’re naked. At least until the alarm rouses you from sleep, that is.

What are stress dreams? Why do they always seem to strike when you need sleep the most? What do they mean, and how can you stop these frustrating night visions?

What Are Stress Dreams?

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Making a Career Change: What You Need to Know Midlife

Regardless of your age, it’s always possible to make profound changes to your life, including your career. Even though you might experience fear around creating this change, switching careers during your mid-life years actually works in your favour in so many ways! 

In this post today, I’m going to show you how to change career, how to enjoy the process and what exactly you need to know.

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Quick Inspiration Tricks When You've Lost Your MOJO

A factory outputs identical pieces of plastic merchandise, no matter what. But you are “operationally challenged” –for you are made of conscious bold choices, moods, and miracles.

A mechanical life requires output, form, and results measured down to the chin hair of the decimal point. An organic life is natural. It’s blemished and mythic. You will not endlessly “produce” without having awakening times of getting to know yourself again and again– and working with riotous forces. . You will not endlessly “produce” without having awakening times of getting to know yourself again and again– and working with riotous forces.

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Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: The Life After Tears

In the life before tears,
there are endless plans
and we avoid the difficult
feelings at all cost, as if grief,
pain, and loss are canyons
we’ll never climb out of.


But, then, one day, while
not looking, someone dear
dies, or a dream breaks like
a plate, and our world, as
we’ve known it, is blown
apart.


Then, we discover that
falling in the canyon is
our initiation, and
the river at the bottom
is the only water that
will keep us alive.


I wish it were different.
But the reward for being
hollowed out is that the
song then sings us.

. . . 

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Trains, Planes & Soul Guidance

As the passage mentioned: “Like a passenger riding a train, you have the choice to get on and off, find new routes, pick new places to visit, or just stop and enjoy the view for a while. Perhaps, you like to move quickly through life as if you were an express train. Or maybe, like a commuter passenger, you like taking the same routes over and over again. You may even stop just riding along and choose a different direction you’d like your life to take.”

Sometimes there are so many choices on our plates that we get caught up in the chaos and let stress and anxiety take over.  Which route is best for me? Which way do I turn? How far do I go? Which stop will get me to where I want to be? Will I be satisfied going this way or that? Before we know it, we get stuck in one spot and we’re afraid to move forward. It’s like watching the confusing timetable of endless trains or planes coming and going here, there and everywhere, and we’d rather sit in the terminal and hide our heads!

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What is Self Discipline? 7 Ways to Develop It

Do you know what sets highly successful people apart from the people who never achieve their goals in life? 

Successful people are clear on what they want and take unstoppable action toward their dreams. They don’t let setbacks, distractions, or challenges derail their progress. When an obstacle appears on their path, they figure out a way to dissolve it, get around it, and never give up until they reach their intended destination. 

And that, my friend, takes self-discipline. 

Today I’m going to share my top tips on how to build self-discipline and cultivate the unstoppable persistence and resilience you need to achieve ambitious goals. 

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Weekday Personal Support

Join Panache Desai each weekday morning for support in reconnecting to the wellspring of calm and peace that lives within you and that has the power to counterbalance all of the fear, panic, and uncertainty that currently engulfs the world.

Designed To Move You From Survival and Fear to Safety and Peace. Available Monday - Friday. Meditation begins at 9 AM.  Access early to hear Panache's monologue -  around 8:30 AM. 

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