How to Defeat Fear

“Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn’t want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But the teacher said she had to do it and gave instructions for the battle.

The day arrived. The student warrior stood on one side, and fear stood on the other. The warrior was feeling very small, and fear was looking big and wrathful. The young warrior roused herself and went toward fear, prostrated three times, and asked, “May I have permission to go into battle with you?”

Fear said, “Thank you for showing me so much respect that you ask permission.”

Then the young warrior said, “How can I defeat you?”

Fear replied, “My weapons are that I talk fast, and I get very close to your face. Then you get completely unnerved, and you do whatever I say. If you don’t do what I tell you, I have no power. You can listen to me, and you can have respect for me. You can even be convinced by me. But if you don’t do what I say, I have no power.”

In that way, the student warrior learned how to defeat fear.”

– Pema Chodron 

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.

3 Month Group Coaching Program: Creating The Future You Want

Join NYU Certified Coach Anna Goldstein for the Creating The Future You Want group coaching program. Over the course of 3 months, you will take an inspirational and practical journey with Anna and other women to move your life forward in the direction of your desires.

The program is a combination of teachings, worksheets and coaching held by phone where you will connect with Anna and the other participants. In each session we will focus on a specific tools to help you manage your life more effectively.

Creating The Future You Want coaching program provides a platform for women to commit to their goals, remove negative thought patterns that hold you back and provides you with tools to build your confidence and make positive life changes. The support, accountability and community of the group will create the environment for you to succeed.

**Space is limited to 6 people. 

Course Details:

What’s Included:

* 8 1-hour group coaching calls (all calls will be recorded, if you miss a call, you will be able to download the teaching)

* Tools, self-assessments and other resources for further follow-up

* Online group community support

What Are The Benefits?

* Dedicated time to focus on building the future you want

* Regular calls to create momentum and accountability

* A structured plan to achieve results

When: Tuesday’s 8pm – 9pm

May 14th, 21st, 28th, June 11th, 25th, July 2nd, 9th & 16th

Price: Pay in Full: $2,497 or Pay in 3 installments of $997

Email: anna@selfinthecity.com to REGISTER 

OR FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW:

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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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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