Monthly Archives: July 2009

USE THE BIG BUT!

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I recently spent time in Nashville visiting my husband’s family. While I was brushing my hair one morning, I overheard my brother-in-law, Randy, saying that he’s hard on himself, and it sometimes keeps him from networking in the music industry in Nashville.

We are all very close and love each other dearly. We have different approaches to life and use each other’s strengths to think about what matters most. My direct manner reflects a liberated woman, raised in Los Angeles, which can be somewhat out of context in a southern environment, where being polite can rule over being direct. Nevertheless, their unconditional acceptance of me over 30 years is something I cherish. read more

Tracey Rich

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conv-detail-traceyThis conversation is about 15 minutes – Enjoy!

Tracey is a renowned yogini and Co-Director with her husband Ganga White, of the White Lotus Foundation and Retreat Center in the mountains above Santa Barbara California. For over 30 years they have taught yoga to thousands of teachers and students. Their style is non-dogmatic, requiring no gurus or outer-dominated structure. In this conversation Tracey talks candidly about what matters most to her, and the challenges and joys of partnership.
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FINISH WHAT YOU START

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When you don’t complete or finish what you say you will do, you bring yesterday into today.

How do you know you’re incomplete? You talk to yourself (and others) about what’s unfinished, whether it’s a conversation, project, business, relationship, or goal; usually with some level of disappointment or concern.

Take a moment and think about what you’ve carried over from yesterday into today, that’s still unfinished, and if you don’t complete it, you’ll carry it with you into tomorrow. What would allow you to say, at the end of this very day, “I am complete for today?” read more

REACH FOR THE TRUTH

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Reaching for the TRUTH requires eliminating the habit of pretending. This can be an enormous undertaking because it confronts what you know and what you don’t know. Pretending to know includes believing your self-limiting stories, excuses, justifications, and fantasies. Pretending not to know includes ignoring being overweight, out-of-shape, in debt, having health concerns, clutter, and unfinished business. It can also include ignoring your happiness. read more