Tag Archive: transformation


Every Sunday in Spain it amazes me and warms my heart to see families and friends gather inside or out, enjoying each other’s company, and actually sitting down to have a meal together. This week I share my experience of the European notion “Switch off Sundays” and how this S.O.S. has been life-changing for me, my family and can be for you too. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a... Get the full story


“The jump is so frightening between where I am, and where I want to be. Because of all I may become, I will close my eyes and leap.” – Mary Anne Radmacher Wow. We all get an entire extra day this year to embrace and fill with whatever we chose! Let yourself wander, wonder, and indulge in Kairos (magical time) instead of Chronos (clock time). This shift will begin your leap in the direction of your dreams. A Zen Buddhism quote reminds us to “leap and the net will appear.” I vividly remember two moments in my life where I... Get the full story


Join Creative Insight Journey Master Trainer Laura von Holt for a COMPLIMENTARY workshop in New York City  where you will learn powerful techniques to uncover what is blocking you in reaching your highest potential. Tools from the 8-week Creative Insight Journey, a course based on a Stanford University Masters degree class, will be explained to show you how to create a quantum shift in your reality.  You will leave this 90 minute workshop with new and profound insights into how to get out of your own way, and be equipped with practical tools that will take your life to a level of unlimited possibilities! ... Get the full story


Happy New Year! If you were thinking that 2016 would start softly, easing you back into your work routine after a festive and relaxing holiday week, think again. Planetary patterns in the first week of January conjure up two words: hot mess – for better or for worse. January 5th through January 7th may be especially dynamic days for travel and communication snafus and technological glitches. Highly charged confrontations are also likely, particularly if you were born at the beginning of Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo…or if you were born halfway through Capricorn, Aries, Libra and Cancer. These may be... Get the full story


Today, I want you to take a moment to think about how you’re living your life. Do you spend more time escaping from your life or creating it? Do you always come up with reasons why it’s not the right time to go after certain opportunities? Do most of your actions remove you from the present moment because of how unhappy you are? Maybe it’s getting lost in TV shows, movies, vacations, food, alcohol, daydreaming, making excuses for why you can’t do all the things you want to be doing… Or do you spend more of your time taking action,... Get the full story


One of the first things I did when I began my spiritual healing journey was go to Buddhist meditation classes at the Kadampa Center here in New York City. It was a life-changing step. I went regularly for about 6 months, each time feeling another weight lifted from my shoulders. I gained so much clarity around what was happening in my life and why. My anger, sadness and hopelessness subsided with each passing week, and for once I began to feel in control of my life. What’s interesting about control is that we so often feel like we’re not in... Get the full story


  There is a depth in the uncomfortable moments of our lives that when acknowledged they allows us to see where we are now and where we desire to go. The tools of transformation are within us all. So, what if we decided to allow these uncomfortable moments, feelings, experiences to flow from us with ease, in an environment that is dedicated to fostering peace, inner-beauty and growth? Sacred Space NY founder Shelley Lewis shares with us her story on how this sacred oasis/ unique healing pod in the New York City came to be.  Ssanyu Birigwa talks with Shelley Lewis... Get the full story


I have been saying this to myself for the last month or so. Especially when I get that weird feeling in the pit of my stomach—the feeling is so present I often don’t know what to do with myself. What has helped me process these feelings is taking a moment for deep reflection. To observe what I am feeling and allow it to flow. This is major time of transition for many of us. The Spring Equinox has sprung. The energy around us is changing and literally calling for us to change too; to bend and be flexible with the... Get the full story


“What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?” – Phil Conners, Groundhog Day A few weeks ago I re-watched one of my favorite movies of all time, Groundhog Day. Bill Murray plays an arrogant weather reporter who wakes up and suffers through the same exact day over and over again until he makes enough personal changes to break through to tomorrow. Powerful message! It’s not just my favorite movie—it’s on my must-watch list for all my friends and clients. As co-founder of the Handel... Get the full story

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