Tag: fear

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ARE YOU AFRAID TO DIE OR AFRAID TO LIVE?

Sometimes when we dig deep into the different “what if” situations that pop into our minds around a given situation that elicits fear, we come to realize that our deepest fear is the fear of death. Somewhere we actually started believing that making a ”bad” decision could lead to death! Something REALLY bad might happen… When I was completing my Master of Art in … Read More ARE YOU AFRAID TO DIE OR AFRAID TO LIVE?

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MY JOB, TILL DEATH DO US PART …

*Be advised, the content of this blog can be upsetting to some* It’s been months, maybe years you’ve been telling yourself, this year is the year I’m going to find another job, this year is the year things will be different … but once again your situation remains the same. There might have been a spark of hope, a moment of joy that made … Read More MY JOB, TILL DEATH DO US PART …

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That’s a Great Idea … and other ways you avoid the truth

Do you ever find yourself avoiding what it is you really want to do? Maybe you’ve always dreamt of writing a book, but you can’t imagine how that could become a reality, so you’ve settled for a corporate position where there’s no writing involved. You’re pursuing plan B (the status quo) when all your heart really wants is plan A (the dream). You walked … Read More That’s a Great Idea … and other ways you avoid the truth

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How to Create Meaningful Change

Imagine your life as it is right now. You live day by day, behaving as you’re expected to. But secretly, you have a desire to experience more. You collect items or pictures of things you wish to have or experience. It’s your best-kept secret. The greater part of it is kept deeply hidden in your deepest daydreams and stored neatly in your imagination. You … Read More How to Create Meaningful Change

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WHY SAYING “I CAN’T” LIMITS YOUR OPTIONS

In the last two months, my life took a turn for the better, but I still felt uneasy. Why? Cause old habits die hard. After a month of flexible plans and being open to anything new, my mind (the old me) started knocking. I allowed worry to take up some space on decisions I had previously made confidently. What if became loud. I took some … Read More WHY SAYING “I CAN’T” LIMITS YOUR OPTIONS

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HOW FEAR CAN GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR HAPPINESS

Fear follows us everywhere. In my opinion, how you deal with fear determines how you will navigate through life. If you let fear get in the way, nothing will ever change. If you learn to face your fear, you’ll create amazing new experiences. I’d like to share with you one of my experiences dealing with fear. Fear has always been a guiding force in … Read More HOW FEAR CAN GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR HAPPINESS

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IS IT WORTH THE RISK TO LEAVE YOUR JOB?

“If tomorrow, you could wake up and do anything you possibly wanted to do, what would it be?” When my astrologist asked me this question in 2013, I instantly replied that I’d leave Montreal, where I was living at the time. I didn’t though. “I can’t afford to leave my job. What would happen?” “Where would I go?” “Who takes this kind of uncalculated … Read More IS IT WORTH THE RISK TO LEAVE YOUR JOB?

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Define YOU, Define YOUR Purpose

Stepping into YOUR Purpose   Three years ago, I opened my journal from the previous year on the exact same date. I realized that my concerns, complaints, worries and desires had remained exactly the same. I was shocked. I knew in that moment I had to change something, or my life would continue repeating itself over and over again. Alas, it did! This year, … Read More Define YOU, Define YOUR Purpose

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Why life is like a labyrinth …

In life, we allow situations and instances to get in the way of our goals, dreams or hopes. We get stuck so quickly and easily. During a silent retreat, I walked through a meditation labyrinth, head down, allowing my feet and flow to guide me. I realized how, when I reached an edge – a dead end – I did not stay immobile – … Read More Why life is like a labyrinth …

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First Steps …

This past week, I watched my niece take her first random steps. Random because she didn’t notice she was walking the short distance from the coffee table to her grandmother until we chimed in – BRAVO! Heck, I barely noticed because as a family we can see and sense that she is ready to walk on her own. Her stability when she stands, her … Read More First Steps …

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A Change is Coming …

During my last month at the Ashram, I watched as 10 of the senior staff took their vows for their next level of renunciation. Nine of them became Bramacharis (official celibates) and one a Sannyasin (an official renunciate of the world/ society, a Swami). Their sudden participation in this spiritual ceremony really made me ponder change. I realized how for us, every day worldly … Read More A Change is Coming …

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“Nothing is Impossible”

Do you ever feel as though your goal, the one that’s important to you is unattainable? You see others successfully reaching their goals, but you have no idea how to make this become a reality in your life … so you stall to make anything happen.  In March 2014, I completed my Yoga TTC (Teacher Training Course). At the time, when I saw other … Read More “Nothing is Impossible”