The Power of Formal Practice

The Power of Formal Practice

Chris and I escaped to Northern Arizona for a little R&R. One of my favorite ways to recharge is kayaking & camping. The Blue Ridge Reservoir provides the perfect backdrop for contemplation. I sit here by the campfire reflecting on the past two weeks. The awareness and insights during the MBSR training and the process of re-integration, both in terms of what I’ve learned and how do I apply it to my daily life.

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Soul-Full Sundays: Paula Stephens

Soul-Full Sundays: Paula Stephens

I am beyond honored to introduce you to Paula. Paula’s interview is raw, authentic, honest and beautiful in her ability to stay present to all that’s come up in the last 5 years since losing her oldest son. Her grace, wisdom and compassion brought me to tears. What an amazing soul!

How are you following your life path (dharma)?
By living out one of my favorite Rumi quotes – “The wound is where the lights enters” I am following my dharma. My life path was illuminated through a deep, gashing wound that tore away everything I believed to be true about the order of the universe. The unexpected death of my oldest son began by feeling like the deepest, most primal wound a woman could endure – that of losing a child.

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Soul-Full Sundays: Heidi Firth

Soul-Full Sundays: Heidi Firth

How are you following your life path (dharma)?
In each moment I am aware of who I’m choosing to be in the world.  I try to make sure that I am present with each & every person I come into contact with.  I take personal responsibility for my body & being and trust by doing so, that I teach others that it is possible for them also. I recently started working at lululmeon athletica here in Canada.  I love that the girls I’m working with thought that I was 26!  I’m acutally 36 and ½!  I feel like that’s a pretty awesome testament to me!

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Soul-Full Sundays: Iris Fritschi-Cussens

Soul-Full Sundays: Iris Fritschi-Cussens

How are you following your life path (dharma)?
I am working on being able to support my family with the thing I love more than anything in the world: making art & helping others to create as well. It’s not the default choice, not the easy path, not the safe option. It is, however, my calling.

I’m so excited to listen to what is inside me for the first time in my life and find that it gets me excited to get up in the morning. Every day I can’t wait to get started, so many ideas swirling around in my head! I never knew I could find something within myself that feels so right, when all my life I’ve felt like there was something wrong with me (didn’t fit in, didn’t know what I want, didn’t feel good enough).

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Soul-Full Sundays: Layla Saad

Soul-Full Sundays: Layla Saad

I am bringing back Soul-Full Sundays. A couple of years ago, I ran this series which interviewed AMAZING peeps following their life’s dharma (purpose). This series was so popular that I am bringing it back again. I am so happy to launch this series with Layla. She is such an authentic soul with a purpose-driven mission in life!

How are you following your life path (dharma)?
I am following my life path by doing the work I truly believe I am here to do. I’m a soulful confidence coach, speaker and writer and I help visionary women to confidently create the beautiful businesses and lives of their dreams.

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