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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How to Build Confidence

Confidence is something that you can practice by operating outside of your comfort zone—by doing that thing you don’t typically do, or being open to taking chances and trying new things. When old fear arises, it’s important that you are able to be aware, recognize those thoughts, and let them go. This will only allow you to take new actions more in alignment with your potential.

Go For Your Dreams

A single mother struggling to stay afloat with the help of social security checks, J.K. Rowling is a true rags-to-riches story!

 

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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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Conversations with Leaders: Liz Eustace

As a Coach and seeker (like you), I’m always looking to learn from new leaders, teachers and colleagues. Listening to the experiences of others is how we expand our point of view and explore deeper insights into our own lives.
 
I’m excited to introduce the beginning of my interview series! I’ll be asking thought leaders in the self-help and business spheres all about life, goals, and success – and I’m thrilled to share these conversations with you.
 
Today, I’m talking to the Creator of alignyo, Liz Eustace.
 
I met Liz a few years ago, when she was the regional brand manager at lululemon athletica. After a decade of working in the business of yoga, she launched an awesome online community about yoga called alignyo. With a mission to make yoga fun and accessible for everyone, Liz is passionate about getting people on the mat. alignyo shares nutritional tips, product reviews, at home videos and local class reviews. She’s an incredible entrepreneur, wife, mother and friend. 

Here’s some insight from Liz:

 
Anna: How did you take the leap to starting your own business?
 
Liz: It was organic – from a place of sharing information. I had taken hundreds of yoga classes when I was marketing and pre-branding stores for lululemon. When I left lulu, people kept reaching out to ask about great classes all over the east coast of America. 

I had this ‘A-ha!’ moment when I realized that for New York, I could suggest a class with Elena Brower on a Saturday and Dana Flynn on a Sunday, and that person would leave NYC having taken ‘drop in’ classes with two of the best teachers in the country. It was powerful – so the leap was made.

 
Anna: Who do you admire?
 
Liz: My husband – because he comes through the door at the end of every day with a smile and boundless energy. He is ridiculously generous with his spirit and makes me laugh – even with twelve hour days, raising two kids in New York, our 90 pound golden retriever…he’s just the best person I know.
 
Anna: What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
 
Liz: Brutally, I have to say my phone. I’m not proud of that, but I’m not sure how else I would do it all.
 
Anna: What’s the motto you live by?
 
Liz: Get out of your own way! Open your heart and do it. You will never fail if you do.  
 
I’m a big believer that when you do what aligns with your natural strengths and talents, it makes it easier for you to achieve success. Liz’s ability to clearly define her passion enabled her to launch her own business. 

Sometimes it takes courage, other times it comes from simply listening and being creatively tuned into your own life. 

Sign up for alignyo to get tips on yoga, healthy food and more. 

 
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What Hurricane Sandy Sparks

First and foremost, I want to express my deep sympathy to those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. It is a great tragedy and post Sandy many of us have a new perspective on our lives. The wind blew away what we had once thought about our life in the NJ//NY area. We all know that hurricanes don’t spark electricity. So, what does it spark?

1. Uncertainty

When we are uncertain it activates fear. In cases of storms and extreme weather, it may become very clear to us about how we react to fear.  Do we take action, turn to others to lead, or deny the circumstances? Learning to overcome this fear will clear away the uncertainty allow you to handle the present moment to the best of your ability. Tony Robbins says, “The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.” Can you be more comfortable not knowing?

2. Creativity

The comforts and resources that we are use to having access to become unavailable– this requires us to think “outside of the box”.  These new circumstances invite us to re-program our thinking, form new associations and ask you to intelligently maximize your resources. For example, come up with creative ways to make hot coffee, prepare food, help friends and family. Write down the new things you learned! Using your intelligence then becomes an engine for our creativity.

3. Community

It is difficult for us to survive on our own, without support from one another. During a storm, we can get to know our neighbors and create more of a bond with each other. We’re all in this together. We are not separate from one another and we come together to achieve a common goal. The power of a community is huge. I know it’s true for me, that sometimes living in NY I feel like I lack community, but after this storm, the sense of community feels stronger.  There are many ways in which you can volunteer and donate to the red cross.

4. Gratitude

When something goes “wrong” it brings our attention straight to what we have and you begin to focus on what’s really important. Some things that we typically go without noticing such as turning the lights on or off, food, water, heat and shelter become something we are so grateful for. The luxuries of modern day society that we usually take for granted, we realize how much we appreciate them. Gratitude ultimately makes us appreciate our lives more.

5. Impermanence/Non-attachment

The term expresses the Buddhist notion that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is in a constant state of flux. We can’t depend on things staying the same – everything is constantly changing including our environment. This is the reality and we must accept this. Things do change and we can’t depend on something external that is constantly changing to bring us happiness. When it comes to happiness, we are trying to get it, buy it, and find it in something – but ultimately happiness lies in our hearts and our state of mind. When things do go wrong, our attitude during a storm is the most important thing to cultivate.

Having Sandy spread through our town is an experience that has already changed us and the NJ/NY area forever. Certain things will never be the same as they were. From this experience, we most likely will implement solutions to manage these conditions better if they do occur in our future. Although storms can be difficult, it shows us how strong and resilient we are. While often we resist change, it shows us how flexible we can be. During times of vulnerability, it gives us the opportunity to grow spiritually, come together as a community and ultimately as a human race.

Spice Up Your Life With Tumeric

The Sanskrit word Ayurveda literally translates to mean “the knowledge for long life”. “Life” includes everything we experience: our physical state, relationships, social interactions, financial well-being, etc. As a philosophy, Ayurveda follows the principle that every aspect of our lives affects our well-being; health is wholeness, and wholeness is health.

It makes perfect sense! When we care for our bodies properly, we’re reminded to focus on wellness in every aspect of our lives – psychologically, spiritually, and professionally.

But in this high-speed world of ours, it’s easy to let our health fall by the wayside. Microwave dinners, fast food, and overloads of caffeine can clog up our systems and drain us of valuable energy. But I’ve recently discovered a handy little spice that can kickstart your natural detoxification systems, flush out all the gunk, and enhance your body’s natural wellness!

This bright yellow spice, Turmeric, is used in Chinese and Indian systems of medicine for its antioxidants and health-promoting properties.

Turmeric is packed full of curcumins, which are nifty anti-inflammatory agents that support your immune system, metabolism, skin health, digestion, circulation, natural detox systems & can even  lengthen your life.

I absolutely love the stuff. Here are a few of the benefits of Turmeric:

– It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, and can be used on cuts and burns.

– It has been known to reduce the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and melanoma.

– It is a natural liver detoxifier.

– In Chinese medicine, it has been used to treat depression.

– It’s an effective metabolism booster!

Drink it: I’ve tried Tumeric-Elixir, a vegan turmeric-based formula drink with anti-inflammatory properties. It’s absolutely delicious!

Cook with it: On the World’s Healthiest Foods page for turmeric, you’ll find plenty of scrumptious turmeric-based cooking tips and recipes.

Infusing your meals with turmeric won’t just increase your metabolism and aid your digestion – it opens the door to a higher state of wellness throughout your entire life!

So add a little spice to your life with turmeric!

 

5 Minute Meditation for Unlimited Potential

Meditation is a tool to guide you to unleash your potential. The first half of this meditation allows you to get more deeply relaxed and the second half points you in the direction to tap into your potential. Use this meditation in the morning daily to achieve the best results.

Click Here: Meditation for Unlimited Potential

Paving the Way for Happiness

In our day-to-day life we can catch ourselves comparing ourselves to others — whether it be in our jobs/career, the dating scene, attractiveness, money and more. In New York (or really anywhere), the environment can sometimes feel so competitive. If we are unaware, we can easily get caught in viewing others as a threat to our own success or even simply having bad “sportsmanship.” 

When you are in a comparing competitive mindset, you are losing to yourself because you are coming from a place of lack. You are thinking that there is not enough abundance in the world for you. You view people as your enemy, you are jealous of others, and you either put yourself on a pedestal or lower yourself because you feel you’re not good enough. You blame others or the outside circumstances and make reasons or excuses for why you’re not happy. Happiness, however, is an internal state of mind.

I have been attending a meditation class and the recent teachings are about living life with a fully engaged heart.  Living life with a fully engaged heart has the power to remove you from this feeling of isolation and loneliness. When you realize you are dependent upon others (not in a co-dependent way, but that we need others to get food, clothes, etc.) and we cherish others, whether it be the person you get your dry cleaning from, someone in your field of work, or the random person on the subway, and we have compassion for all living beings, you have a peaceful mind. When you make everything you do, all about “me” and spend the majority (if not all day!) thinking about your own benefit, this is very unbalanced. Since we live in a world that is full of others, and you need others to survive, and you spend the whole day thinking about ourselves, this is not logical. Buddhisim, has a very logical and practical approach to life to lead us away from suffering and to peace and the bliss of enlightenment. According to Buddha, the world arises from our mind. 

 

“The total amount of happiness

That exists in the world has come from

Wanting to make others happy.

The total amount of suffering

That exists in the world has come from

Wanting to make yourself happy.”

– Based on the eighth chapter of Master Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

 

We are not in competition with one another. We are in community. We are not separate from on another. All energy is shared. If you feel isolated and alone, observe your mind. Are you thinking about your needs? “‘I’ don’t have..” “It didn’t turn out the way ‘I’ wanted..” “She is better than ‘me’..” This is when we feel disconnected, unhappy and alone.  

This idea that you are not good enough, mediocre or have to be better than others to succeed, is a mindset that leads to suffering. When you limit yourself, and hold yourself back from reaching your potential — you, therefore, are limited to helping others reach their highest self. 

Can you stop telling yourself “I’m not good enough…” or “I’m better than…” , “Why can’t I…” and start to make an effort to be connected? How can you reframe some of these ideas about other people and the social status’?

This is a great opportunity for you to shift your attitude and ultimately, your perception. Focus on each on of your thoughts. Notice if the thought causes you to feel pain and suffering or peace and happiness. Begin to cultivate thoughts that are more about others and how you can serve them. Can you be more friendly and compassionate to others? How can you serve others? 

You must have a vision of the change you want to see. As a meditation, close your eyes and picture yourself connected to all living beings. What would it look like? What would it feel like? What would you be thinking? What would you be doing? Spend a few minutes meditating on this.  

Write down your intention about your attitude and life that you desire. Get clear about it and write it down.  

One love.