Lead Yourself – Lead your life

In the last few years, I have been increasingly interested in the subject of leadership. To lead yourself and your life well, you don’t necessarily have to be in a leadership role in a company. Real leadership is remembering that you have choice in how you respond to everything that comes your way in life. When we lead from our innate wisdom and clarity, we can stay accountable to the choices we make and choose wisely. A person who leads and conducts themselves with integrity and from a calm, compassionate, and authentic place can have such an impact on everyone around them. We all influence one another, whether that is being a stay at home mom/dad or an executive with 300 employees underneath him.

How does one lead well?

Life can often feel overwhelming, there are many tasks and responsibilities to juggle, we have the constant of technology, we are responsible to friends, family, and we can’t give or support all of our life, if we aren’t taking good care of ourselves emotionally and physically.… READ MORE...

Embody Satyagraha

I hope you had a good week. How was it to reflect on and limit your plastic consumption last week? Being mindful of consumption is such a wholesome practice.

As I shared last week, for the next few weeks I am inviting you to join me and thousands of others to take one specific action step everyday around a certain theme towards saving the planet. Yes!

Today, I wanted to talk with you about Satyagraha.

What is Satyagraha?

“Satyagraha” is a compound of the Sanskrit words satya (meaning “truth”) and agraha (“polite insistence”, or “holding firmly to”). Satya is derived from the word “sat”, which means “being”. Nothing is or exists in reality except Truth.

Truth therefore includes:

  • Truth in speech, as opposed to falsehood
  • What is real, as opposed to nonexistent
  • Wholesome, as opposed to evil, or bad.

​​​​​​​This was critical to Gandhi’s understanding of and faith in nonviolence: “The world rests upon the bedrock of satya or truth.… READ MORE...

Do you need a life re-set?

I hope you had a wonderful summer. This was one of the more joyful summers I have spent in a long time and at the same time very full. I live on the West Coast and have for the last 15 years, but all of my close family is on the East Coast (New Jersey, Philly, and FL). I was fortunate to visit them. Personally and professionally there has been a bit of travel amongst all the other tasks and responsibilities on my plate and it was beginning to feel like “too much.” This weekend I took a BIG pause and spent 2 days with much less technology, I caught up on sleep, ate really clean (meaning I had less caffeine and sugar in the form of dark chocolate), did some singing, dancing, and more meditating, spent time with friends, and came back into center.

Even I who knows what it takes to be healthy, flourishing, and well can get lost in the information overload, the fast pace of life, the desiring, fixing, and comparing mind, and the future planning vs.… READ MORE...