How to Create Lasting Happiness {Resource

Over the past year, I’ve been contemplating a lot about one thing. Happiness. And not just any ordinary version of the word: Lasting happiness.

What is lasting happiness? How do we achieve it? If the reason behind everything we do is to be happy, then what are we doing wrong?

We are looking for happiness in all the wrong places: our jobs, our relationships, etc. – things outside or ourselves to fulfill an inner sense of lack. Projecting happiness onto things outside of us can often lead us to disappointment, unfulfilled expectations and powerlessness. 

In some cases, you might be aware that even when you landed the perfect job, you still were not happy. 

Why is this? What’s the solution?  

Often, what prevents us from happiness is our negative thoughts. But, with the practice of meditation, you can learn to let go of what holds you back from being your authentically empowered self!

Many of us are becoming more and more conscious beings. A lot of my clients have been asking me about meditation classes and I want to share this resource with you. 

If you are in the NYC area, I encourage you to attend a meditation class. 

Check out these classes: Click Here

If you don’t live in the NYC area, google “meditation classes + (your area).” 

I attend weekly meditation classes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (where I live). It has given me many additional tools to manage my life better and learn to be happier. From this place of inner happiness my relationships have improved, my business has doubled and overall I am experiencing a greater quality of life. 

In addition to classes, the teacher, Geshe Kelsang, has made an eBook available for f.ree download:Click Here 

Here’s a really powerful quote from the eBook:

“In recent years our knowledge of modern technology has increased considerably, and as a result we have witnessed remarkable material progress, but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happinessThere is no less suffering in the world today and there are no fewer problems. It could even be said that there are now more problems and greater dangers than ever before. This shows that the cause ofhappiness and the solution to our problems do not lie in knowledge of material things.Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes cannot be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind.” 

Yes, that’s right, it’s in your mind. And guess who has the power to change your mind? YOU. 

I spend 10 minutes meditating a day. I set my alarm on my iPhone and sit in my room on the floor; just 10 little minutes tuning into my breath. I invite you to do the same. Every time a thought arises, let it go and bring your attention back to your breath. Make this your daily practice. 

My friends and family have noticed a greater sense of peace in me and I wish for you the same. Meditation combined with training our minds are methods that are scientifically proven to createlasting happiness. 

Don’t forget to download your free eBook: Click Here 

I highly encourage you to use these valuable resources to improve your mind. After all, when you understand your own mind and are able to let go of limiting thoughts, you will be more effective in all areas of your life. 

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How to Get Clear in Your Career – Step 1

The first step to getting clear in your career is to paying attention to your energy. This will provide you with an understanding about what you love to do. Use the energetic information to help direct you in the direction of your purpose.

REVEAL: The Event

On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, join REVEAL founder Meggan WattersonGabrielle BernsteinKate NorthrupAlisa Vitti, Latham ThomasDawn CopelandJoanna LindenbaumJamia WilsonDonna FreitasMorleyRha GoddessRochielle Schieck and more as they share their spiritual prowess and passion for encouraging women to heal and heed the audacity of the soul.

This day-long event is a triumvirate of one part fiery soul-voices, one part ritual, and one part dance party! The most illuminated goal is to come together- to lift & light each other up. REVEAL is a communal affair, a form of lady-church for us each to expand our soul.

Connect to the wisdom within you, claim your bodies as sacred, and become soulful agents of positive change in the world.

REVEAL: The Event

Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan

121st Street & Broadway in NYC

10am – 6pm EST


http://revealtheevent.eventbrite.com

 

Every single attendee will receive gift bags filled with $50 gift certificates from Gilt Groupe, beautiful presents from Sister Bliss Aromatherapy, free classes, workshops and packages fromUrban Breath NYCREVOLVE cycling, Laughing LotusBUTI, delicious goodies from Vosges,ZicoKind SnacksBeyond KombuchaHealth Warrior, and Food Should Taste Good…  more than a $350 dollar value per bag!

Ticket price includes a delicious catered lunch and a copy of REVEAL: A Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked. 

*You will have the opportunity to receive complementary energy work adjustments throughout the day.*

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3 Questions to Change Your Career

By the time I was 26, I had worked as a tennis coach, receptionist, a waitress for about 2 weeks (I dropped the 3rd piled high roast beef sandwiches on the floor just before they were served to 3 women expecting a nice lunch, but ended up feeling sorry for me), internet marketing consultant, online sales, and was doing online marketing for a mobile company.

I had 6 different jobs in the first 4 years of my “adult life.”  

It wasn’t until I was sitting in a meeting and my boss at the time called me out on my “mistakes” that something clicked! I felt a jolt in my stomach that said, “this isn’t right.” In that moment it became clear to me that I wasn’t listening to myself. These so-called failures had nothing to with my ability and everything to do with me not doing what I was meant to do.

I knew deep down inside what I really wanted to do, I wanted to be a Life & Career Coach. But I thought “One day in the future when I’m 45, married and have kids, I’ll work from home and start my own business.”  

This was the story I was telling myself. I was putting off what I really wanted to do

That jolt hit me so hard that I knew I couldn’t ignore my truth anymore. It was that moment that I decided to follow my heart and never look back. 

I took the steps. 

I enrolled into NYU’s Coaching Certification program, quit my job and started working for a coach. You see, when I made that choice, things started to fall into place. Just a year after the program, I started my own coaching practice. I put one foot in front of the other. 

I’m going to be honest here, it wasn’t always easy. It definitely took some sweat and tears, but the only way to get to the other side is through it.

Now, 6 years later, from that day I made the choice, I am so happy I did. 

I want to share this story with you because if you are undecided about what direction you want to go, it might be because you’re not listening to your true desire. 

I believe the answers are within us and in order to live the life we imagined, we must be willing to listen to our inner voice. 

As a coach, I help you drown out the noise in your head that is full of fear and doubt “shoulds” “if only” “someday when” and direct you to go confidently in the direction of your desires. 

Ask yourself these 3 questions:

If I had all the money in the world but I had to work, what would I do?

What do I really want to do with my life? 

If I had no fear what would I do?

Take action.

Top 3 Ways to Love Yourself This Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!!

On Valentine’s Day, it’s so easy to get caught up in fear-based thinking. If you are single, you can get down on yourself for not being in a relationship and you start thinking that you aren’t good enough. No good! And if you are in a relationship, it’s easy to focus on the things that are wrong in the relationship because you put way too much pressure on your love to give you everything you need. Also no good!

Well, this year, I want you to think about how you can love yourself up. When you love yourself first, you are able to love that much more in your relationship, connect with others on a deeper level, and be more open to attract the love that you desire. The more you love yourself, the more love

Here are our top 3 ways to bring more self-love into your life:
• Treat Yourself To Something Nice. Buy yourself a dozen roses, cook yourself a beautiful meal, get a massage, draw a bath and simmer in some rose-scented bubbles for a few.
• Create a Love Yo’Self List. Make a list of everything you love about yourself. Include it all. You love your butt? Awesome. You love how great a listener you are? Amazing.
• Spend QT (Quality Time) With You. In order to love yourself more, you need to get to know yourself better. Spend some time with just you- journal, meditate, take yourself for a walk, go window shopping. Whatever it is, make a conscious connection with yourself and have fun!

I have seen the miracles that have occurred in my life once I truly started loving myself- my career blossomed, my relationships deepened, and health and happiness became a priority. Because I know the importance of self-love, I am so excited to share with you a webTV series where you will actually be able to see and discover fun ways to show yourself love. My friends Ali Leipzig and Natalie Berthold created The Self-Love Tour at http://www.selflovetour.tv http://www.selflovetour.tv and I know you will just love it because they are showing us how this journey of learning to love yourself can be FUN!

 

self love tour

Juice Up Your Health!

Getting proper nourishment is essential to having a healthy mind, body and spirit. The best way to get your greens and nutrients is by getting your juice on. Juicing is a quick and easy means to vitality. It takes less than 15 minutes to fill yourself up with what you need to be your best! Check out this green juice I made:

6 Leaves of Kale

4 Stalks of Celery

4 Green Apples

1 Cucumber

1/2 Lime

1/2 Inch of Ginger

 

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2013 New Year Resolutions

Within the word Resolution is the word Resolve. Instead of making a long list of what you want, pick what you want to resolve: anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, ego, etc. Choose to heal one negative emotion at a time. Work on that particular emotion until you feel it’s resolution. You will be more open to receive your desires.

Happy and Healthy New Year! 

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Letting Go

This time of year emphasizes goal setting.

But there’s something so crucial we’re always forgetting.

To set New Years goals we’re excited about.

Goals that make 2013 the start of a whole new route!

 

But while your start might be strong

It may not be long

Before your old habits and behaviors that you KNOW are wrong,

Start creeping back.

What’s your plan of attack?

To make more excuses? Or get back on track.

Or cut yourself some slack?

 

Busy days catch up quickly, sending thoughts into a spin.

Throwing away your hope like trash into a garbage bin.

So you lose sight of your goals and keep trudging along,

And before you know it, another year is gone. 

 

That doesn’t have to happen again,

Your resolution game is definitely one you can win.

But before you move forward, release what holds you back. 

Because letting go allows you to get your life back on track. 

 

Ring in a new year. 

Free from the fear. 

Think of all the negativity you’re holding so near –

Bad relationships, jobs, or habits making your future unclear.

 

Instead of goal setting, Let go setting.

 

Dr. Suess said:

“You’ll be on your way up!

You’ll be seeing great sights!

You’ll join the high fliers

who soar to high heights.”

 

Ready, set, let go.

 

Make a list of 3 things you want to let go of and email them to me. 

I will hold you accountable, you will see. 

Your action steps and purpose will become crystal clear. 

And you’ll release your old causes of frustrations and fears.

Because less clutter in your life means more desires can appear. 

Let go, 

And your life will flow.