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06 Aug 2018
Stress Resting

How Tantra Resolves Stress: Nondual Awareness and Health

Stress levels in Boston are high. Walk into a coffeehouse on a Sunday and you’ll see rows of professionals and students transfixed to laptops compensating for hours that evaporated during a busy week. For me, this is opportunity. I’m soon to move to Cambridge with an easy walk to Harvard Square. I help people understand stress and cut through worldly noise to connect with their truth. Brain and body can only receive so much information before there’s overflow, what we […]

31 Jul 2018
Ego Intimacy Couple

Second Chance at Love: How to Move from Ego to Intimacy

A second chance in relationship offers potential for true intimacy – especially if you’re each worn out from the battles of ego and its struggle to dominate and be right. Ego wants to divide and separate. True intimacy is a shared depth of inner joy and spiritual contentment. It is the experience of each other and our world through this understanding. Intimacy begins when each person takes responsibility for their own happiness. Inner wellbeing arises as a result and reliance […]

16 Jul 2018
Eating Disorder Kneading Dough

Seven Steps to Heal an Eating Disorder

My eating disorder began at 17, just before start of studies at Uni. Raised in a family that emphasized persona, my guise became perfection. Through grades, wardrobe, friends, weight – or lack thereof. A perfect persona translated to perfect love; to fall short of perfection was to be unlovable. For eight years, as I desperately sought love through perfection, my self-hatred intensified. I thought myself never good enough. At anything. I saw therapists and doctors, yet was too ashamed to divulge that […]

27 May 2018
NarcissismLove

Narcissism: When No Contact Becomes The Blessing

Going no contact with my narcissistic family was the most difficult time of my life. I was submerged in a whirlpool of tears: Would I be sucked down? Could I catch a breath? Or emerge anew? My son’s recent high school graduation allowed me to reflect further upon the pain of leaving family to become whole, to gather strewn parts of myself and bathe them in love. The Dance at 18 As my son and his classmates danced hula during […]

17 May 2017
Digital Addiction Fern

5 Ways to Outsmart a Smartphone: Your Brain, Digital Devices and Addiction

Learn about your brain and you’ll understand many of your habits–including why it’s so challenging to step away from a digital device. Every time we try something new, a combination of brain cells connect to create a pathway that supports learning. The more the circuit is connected, the stronger it gets. The less a pathway is used, the weaker it becomes.  Neuroplasticity: The Brain’s Ability to Change For those who choose to learn throughout life, neuroplasticity is a particularly exciting […]

23 Mar 2017
Self-Love Gazing Toward Light

Off-Roading, Addictions and Self-Love

I took the off-road journey to self-love: the white knuckling, dust-in-the-mouth, barren path of addiction. My body became a shell and I nearly died. Yet in the most wondrous of ways, my heart was broken wide open. For eight years, whilst an outwardly ambitious grad student and young professional, I had a major eating disorder. It consumed my thoughts, smothered my esteem and ravaged by body. Each day saw the obsessive pursuit of easy-to-purge foods and a subsequent quest for […]

18 Feb 2017
Happiness Rising Hand

Please Love Me: Scenic Detours and the Road to Happiness

Every person’s greatest longing is for happiness. Each of us, in our own meandering way, wants to answer the voice within that echoes, “Please love me.” We often do our best to fulfil this longing with too much or too little food, by giving away our power, sexual exploration or working too many hours. For a time, pain is alleviated. Yet once familiarity or routine sets in we, once again, yearn for happiness. How Happiness is Created Enduring happiness is created […]

18 Jan 2017
Healthy Mind Back Massage

How to Make Sure Your Mind Has Your Back

I often talk with people weary from upholding a bright and cheery exterior that clashes with inner emptiness and longing. Many are successful in career, people who have studied and worked hard. Bright and inquisitive, they appear positive, upbeat and engaged. Yet inside they suffer, overwhelmed by this gap of extremes. The burden can seem an internal crucifix, a mental bind that turns people to alcohol, prescriptions, eating disorders and addiction. Am I the only one who feels this way? I […]

15 Nov 2016
Burning Rose

Digital Detox: 5 Ways to Clear Your Mental Cache

Feeling overwhelmed, unbalanced and in need of a digital detox with no holiday in sight?  Here are five ways to clear your mental cache and get your digital habits on a healthy and balanced track. No. 1  GET REAL and GAIN PERSPECTIVE. Electronic devices are tools, potentially valuable, potentially destructive and length of on-device time is not indicative of productivity: You could be online for three efficient, balanced hours and accomplish much more than the meandering, digitally exhausted version of […]

07 Oct 2016
Crosses

World Mental Health Day: Let’s Call Out the Crazy

Each day we are inundated with media messages as well widely accepted societal and workplace norms that are counter intuitive to our soul’s wisdom, lowest common denominators that go against our deepest inner knowing.  Living within this out-of-balance world destabilizes our mental health and emotions. Photoshopped models set impossible and unrealistic standards of beauty and spur painful inner conflict that can lead to eating disorders; highly processed foods filled with preservatives deplete brain function; conspicuous consumerism and being sold product […]