January 18, 2014
Do you look for happiness in the achievement of your goals or by living true to your values?
According to happiness research 50% of our happiness quotient is a setpoint--what we are born with. Some people have high set points and some have low setpoints. Only 10% of happiness comes from the achievement of goals. The other 40% is under our voluntary control. This would include attitudes and values.
June 30, 2013
The word Health comes from the old English word Wholth. It refers to the well-being of the whole person: body, mind and spirit. With the advent of mind-body medicine, the western world is embracingwhat Eastern Wisdom traditions have been teaching for thousands of years--that mind and body are inseparable. They are one. As you work toward healing the physical body by accessing the mental and spiritual realms, you will be activating healing energy on every level of your being.
November 24, 2012
Two of the highlights of our recent trip to Rome had a common theme: Passion.
July 28, 2012
My spiritual memoir: The Tenth Door: An Adventure Through the Jungles of Enlightenment is in its second edition and I am grateful to the thousands of people who have read it once, twice and even three times. First for the story and then for the many yoga and spiritual teachings throughout the book.
May 3, 2012
Happy Birthday Deborah Szekely! 90 roses to you!
This invincible woman and founder of Rancho La Puerta was greeted at 6am this morning outside of her original Rancho La Puerta house with a large group of mariachis and 150 or so of her friends and family. This Mexican birthday tradition, called Mananitas, has been a part of her life since the early 60's.
April 19, 2012
We had the blessing of attending two of the talks with the Dalai Lama in his three-part San Diego series: "Compassion Without Borders". His message is clear and simple: we are one. The idea of "I and them" is not reality.
January 20, 2012
Did you know that in a typical day you think approximately 60,000 thoughts? What is even more astounding is that 90% of those thoughts you thought yesterday. Most of us would like to thinks we are constantly expressing creative thoughts and ideas, but apparently that is not the case! Psychology reveals that the majority of our thought patterns and beliefs are formed at a very early age and repeat themselves over and over throughout our lives.
November 7, 2011
We all know that the onslaught of negative news reporting by the media is unhealthy. Even if you think you are immune to it, listening to the nightly news rehashing the same dismal information, channel after channel, has a profound effect on our nervous systems, on our moods, and on our delicate psyches. Even more devastating are the pictures and images we are exposed to that sink into our subconscious.
October 23, 2011
We all have had first hand experience of stress. It effects us on all levels: physically, mentally and emotionally. It can wreak havoc on the nervous system and zap us of our precious life force. It depletes the adrenal glands and can leave us exhausted coloring our world view and affecting our emotional state.
When I was a young girl my parents put a lot of attention into my posture. At about the age of six, my mother would stack a few books on my head and have me walk around the living room balancing the books. It was a fun game and I got pretty good at it.