Stories

A Trip to the Redwoods

We just spent an incredible week in Redwood National Park of Northern California, and man what a divine experience. Redwood Park is one of the most magical places on earth, and some of its trees are upwards of 2000 years old. I believe in the deep wisdom of mother nature, and you can truly feel…

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Three Things That Surprised Me About Peru

Next March we will take our third group hike to Machu Picchu. Peru is one of the few places to which we have returned three years in a row, which indicates just how special our Peru retreats have been. I had so many ideas of what Peru would be like before taking our first pilgrimage…

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Distraction Energy

Many years ago, when taking a year-long spiritual counseling certification, I was introduced to a term: distraction energy. This refers to energy that gets in the way of fulfilling that which you are committed to creating in your life. This energy can take the shape of a traffic jam that makes you late to work,…

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Why is authenticity so important in achieving your goals?

Yesterday I was coaching one of my mastermind students. She had not completed her tasks for the week, and when I asked what had gotten in the way, she relayed feeling tired and unenthusiastic about the goals she had set for herself. A few more questions narrowed down that an inauthentic friendship was weighing her…

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An Assignment for Humanity

If you are breathing, you are feeling tremendous pressure. Yes, there is the virus, the protests, but no matter what you believe, think, or hold to be true about their implications, something larger is at play: a great negotiation. Too often, we are too busy to stop and think about how we feel, what we…

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Breathwork: 3 Simple Techniques

Everywhere we turn these days we are hearing about the healing and expansive properties of breathwork. So what is breathwork? How do we use it, and what are its implications? Breathwork has various styles and applications and many claim that it can reduce anxiety, improve stamina, help boost immune function, and increase physical capacity. Tuning…

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Eight Key Habits of a Life Well Lived

Our years of experience have taught us to focus on 8 categories that we believe encapsulate what it means to live a holistic, happy, healthy life. Bee Sleepy – We always say it starts with sleep, and we truly believe that. Without quality, full-phase sleep, we run on fumes, which does not lead to optimal…

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[med-i-tey-shuh n]

What is it and I am doing it right? There are a lot of philosophies and even some major dogma around meditation. But at the root, meditation, like any mindfulness practice, is the act or non-act of clearing the mind of clutter. It is the process of gently quieting the mind and trying to reduce…

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Light Me Up

Why sharing matters As we move through the guided meditations in our meditation challenge you will almost certainly experience a range of emotions. Some emotions may be positive and some may be difficult. Sometimes we will have a powerful response one way or another. This intense reaction can be referred to as “lighting you up.”…

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