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Meet Pain with Gratitude

Meet Pain with Gratitude

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Certainly one of the greatest challenges of human life is how to deal with emotional pain. When something happens which triggers an uncomfortable or painful emotion, our first response is often to try to get rid of it or get away from it. This strategy is not likely to be very effective.  There’s an old saying, “What you resist persists.” I believe that if...

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What is…is God

What is…is God

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

One day, a local peasant came to see the great master, Ramana Maharshi.  The man’s young son had just died and he was distraught.  After the peasant tearfully told his story, Ramana was silent for around 15 minutes.  Then he said, just four words, “What is…is God.”  The man left feeling consoled. Lately, I’ve been blessed to have a deeper understanding of...

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Steps to Transformation

Steps to Transformation

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

by Shivrael As I see it, the journey of transformation starts with awareness. It starts with a feeling of unease in which something in your life needs to shift.  You want to get unstuck. It takes becoming quiet within and some reflection to really see yourself. After getting clear about what needs to shift, you find the courage to make changes and take...

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Balanced Living through Alternation

Balanced Living through Alternation

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Alternation is a natural rhythm that is woven into the fabric of life on this planet.  We go back and forth between day and night and the seasons of the year.  By tuning into and aligning ourselves with alternation, we can come into deeper harmony with life.  When alternation is not naturally present, by consciously creating it, we bring our lives into...

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3 Keys to Living in Joy

3 Keys to Living in Joy

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

When I say the word “joy,” I can feel my heart bursting open. “Joy” has long been one of my favorite words.  When I was a tennis coach back in the ‘80s, I wrote a book called “The Joy of Tennis.” In the ‘90s, I founded a nonprofit called The Joy of Sports Foundation. Recently, my co-leader, Ana Holub, and I were inspired to choose “Living in Joy and...

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Three Keys to a Fresh Start in ’18

Three Keys to a Fresh Start in ’18

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The beginning of a New Year offers an auspicious opportunity to make a fresh start in your life.   But very few people truly take advantage of this chance.   Many allow inertia to pull them back into their old habits. How can you truly make a new beginning in ’18? Here are three keys to help you do that: 1)    Start from the Inside Out:  Our outer lives...

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