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Shameless is back in action!
Hello beautiful people of Shameless Inspiration! It has been two years and I’m proud and excited to announce that Shameless is back in action. My first order of business is to bring you GratiTUBE. Back in 2014, with the help of … Continue reading
Birthdays: a cause for joy or anxiety?
Your Birthday. The day you opened your eyes to see the world for the first time. The day you took your first breath on your own, which was literally, and perhaps figuratively, the moment of your first inspiration! This day is so special that … Continue reading
Making decisions in a healthy frame of mind
Life is filled with decisions. Big and small. Simple to agonizing. I tend to be either too rational or too emotional in my decision making process. The experts say that these extreme states of mind are not the best route … Continue reading
Sit in a cafe like you’ve never sat before
My friend posted this mindfulness exercise the other day and I think it’s a great one. Take a moment to get in touch with your senses and surroundings. Watch and feel the world come alive. “Try this exercise. Sit in … Continue reading
How about a round of applause for yourself
If you’ve ever seen Sophia Grace and Rosie on the Ellen DeGeneres show, then you know what it looks like when someone is having fun. These two young British girls, who always wear pink princess dresses, are on the show … Continue reading
Everyone is fighting a hard battle
I like to share stories on the blog about individuals who have used their experiences of pain and struggle to make a difference. These stories are intended to be humbling and inspiring but, as with anything, it is possible to … Continue reading
What I learned in 10 days of meditation
In my last post, I wrote about my struggle to commit to staying at the retreat. Once that settled down, I was able to get to work. So much is still processing and really my story with Vipassana is just … Continue reading
Getting through 10 days of meditation
I threw myself into a 10-day meditation retreat* about two weeks ago and I’m finally ready to report back about my experience. I’m going to write another entry about the teaching itself but in this first entry I want to … Continue reading
Shameless Inspiration hits the streets of New York!
I am back and I have missed my loving and shamelessly inspired community! I have so much to report from my ten days in silent meditation but first I have to tell you about an important initiative that started in … Continue reading
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Accepting our limitations: the path of the warrior
When I’m coping with a potential limitation, I think one of the hardest parts is not really knowing if I’m “trying hard enough” or if there’s still something more that I can do to make things better. For example, a … Continue reading