Positive Possibilities Category

Vacation can be a way for us to press the reset button on our harried lives. It can be an opportunity to step back from our day-to-day habits and gain some perspective that then helps us make changes when we return to the world. The root of the word vacation is the same as that of the verb “vacate”, to move out of something and make it empty. When we vacate, even for a short period, the place we had been occupying in the world, we can decide to re-occupyRead More
Recently, I was asked if it was appropriate to take courses and go travelling, or be “rational” and keep paying the bills. Being rational is an impediment to the spiritual path when it squelches joy and stops us from expanding and evolving. Joy is expansive. Joy amplifies evolution, as evolution in its very nature is in alignment with the fundamental vibration of the universe, which is love. Joy is one of the things we bring when we pass from this Earth. When our body disintegrates and all matter that weRead More
We are moving into the season of warmth and light, which brings with it outdoor activities, time in the sun, soon-to-be holidays and a general light-hearted mood. The way light bounces through the leaves as they dance in the wind, or the way the sun sparkles on water, or is reflected in someone’s gaze, never ceases to inspire in me the feeling of interconnection with each other, the planet and the universe as a whole. For this reason, this month’s issue is all about light, both the luminosity we haveRead More
Having a light-hearted attitude towards ourselves and life in general brings a sweetness and joy to our daily experiences. When we face things we don’t like, we may tend to push rather than ease off the pedal and open to possibility. Keeping it light not only helps us stay buoyant amidst the roller coaster ride of life, but also helps us feel happier, see more options in the moment and have more choice in a fast pace world. Recently I was asked how even the things we don’t like aboutRead More
Spring may be one of the most inspired seasons of the year. Life is literally bursting forth, which is a welcome relief for many, after winter’s deep freeze and state of dormancy. Being a part of nature, at springtime we can feel this vibrancy in our bones. A vitality emerges from within that says, “I am here! Let’s go!” In this period of new life emerging, we have an opportunity to welcome more fully life’s abundance, as we practice seeing our self flower into the fullness of who we are.Read More
If we could be a bit more like the trees, rivers, butterflies and flowers, we might find ourselves a lot healthier, happier and wise. And what better time to feel inspired to surrender to and be part of such immensity than during the bursting power of life now upon us this spring? Do yourself a favor and go say hello to the budding trees. Notice how they do not struggle to be, but are in a rapturous state of deep surrender. Rooted in the rich Earth, trunks strong, growing upRead More
It is spring and the forces of nature are churning. As the snow melts, trees sprout leaves and flowers burst into life, we can feel an impulse to get active in an attempt to shed physical and psychological winter weight from our lives. Whether you are a type A personality or not, we can overdo these times of seasonal transition and end up with colds, allergies and other physical symptoms, ways our bodies let us know that we had best slow down and learn to let go. Because the mindRead More
For most of us, the notion of surrendering can be quite bewildering, conjuring images of “throwing in the towel”, giving in or even becoming road kill to someone else’s overpowering will. From the point of view of the ego, surrendering may seem like we are giving up and somehow taking a loss. But when we look deeper, we see that nothing could be further from the truth. The ancient text called the Hatha Yoga Pradipika speaks of sukha-sthira, finding a balanced yogic state that is neither just relaxed nor justRead More
We all have stuff — and a lot of it! Do we really need all we have? Similarly, do we really need to be doing all we do? Could we not do, and have, and possibly find more joy with, less? Most of us are plagued with a deep, pesky thought of “not enough”. We want more stuff to try to fill an inner void we cannot place or satisfy. We try to do more to impress others, unconsciously still seeking approval from our parents, teachers, or caregivers, afraid thatRead More
We all get stuck at times, feel out of flow, wondering how to find our way to greatness. When life feels dizzying for me, my motto is to literally put my feet on the ground. To help get unstuck, I like to start doing something that makes me feel expansive. Chasing illusions of perfection tomorrow can lead to an empty and endless search, and life goes by quickly. So choose to do something today and every day that makes you feel like you want to get out of bed each morning. DoingRead More