Why Do We Create Unexpected Obstacles?

Reader Question:  What is the best way to deal with an unexpected obstacle?  Why do unexpected things seem to happen out of the blue?  – R.S., Canada
This is actually a great question, and something I’ve been meaning to write an article about for some time.  If we accept and truly believe that everything [...]

You Have To Believe It To See It

As we near the end of 2013, many of us will naturally reflect on the past year.  It’s easy to focus on the big things, either positive or negative, that happened (or didn’t happen).  Once a big promotion or dream job has manifested, it takes very little mental discipline to be excited or happy- [...]

The Toxic Effect of Guilt

I often use my daily meditation practice as a way to surface any underlying negative emotions and clear any resistance that may be holding my energy vibration down.  The analogy I like to use:  you are naturally like a cork bobbing on the surface of the water – you don’t have to do much [...]

Spiritual Solutions For the Workplace

We’ve all been in difficult interpersonal situations, be it in our personal or professional lives.  Unlike conflict with a friend, relative, or spouse, the rules for conflict resolution in a corporate environment can often be far more complex and confusing.  Being honest, sharing feelings, and coming to a place of mutual compromise are definitely [...]

Five reasons you’re still single

Those of you who follow my articles know that I’m a big believer in getting to the root energy cause of any issue or problem.  What do I mean by that?  I mean that while an issue can be addressed in any number of ways, and creating a list of action steps you can [...]

Dealing With Online Haters

With more of the world creating and consuming information on the internet, online behavior, etiquette, and the rules of engagement are becoming increasingly complex.  Basically, online etiquette is virtually nonexistent.  Sitting behind an anonymous computer screen, with an anonymous screen name, many people feel empowered to say things in comment boxes, chat rooms and [...]

Why Loving Yourself Is So Critical

I know it may sound selfish, but throughout my years of coaching people and writing on spirituality, I’ve learned that perhaps the single most important key to success in every area of life (career, relationships, health, you name it) is self-love.What do I mean by self-love?Not arrogance.Not ego.Not an outward bravado.But a calm, inner [...]

Middle East Conflict: Are We Asking The Right Questions?

This week’s headlines have been filled with escalating tensions and violence between Israel and Palestine. Sadly, this is a movie we’ve seen before – an acute event which instigates a crisis, both sides responding with military action or violence, many lives (most of them civilian) lost, people’s homes and livelihoods shattered. Then, a temporary [...]

Natural Disasters and the Law of Attraction

As I sit here in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, warm and cozy in my Manhattan apartment, I’ve taken the last few days to contemplate how spirituality (and even religious beliefs) factor into mass events like natural disasters.  If you believe, like I do, that we create our own reality through the energy frequency [...]

How Can I Help?

Reader question of the month:
 
Is there a strategy to be my best helpful self without allowing others to take advantage of me? – L.D., Brooklyn, New York

This is a great question. Often times, people with a strong moral compass and the desire to be of service feel compelled to “help” others – [...]