In a world where every fabric of our lives can be represented, advised, misinformed, or enticed by technology, it takes courage to live from grounded, self-influenced decisions and actions instead. Technology is a fabulous tool. It can also be a destructive one. It connects you to worlds you may have never known of otherwise while disconnecting you from your own guidance and real-life relationships. Choosing to view the usefulness of…Read More
At some point in everyone’s life, there comes a time when a miracle would come in handy. Everyone is stretched beyond his or her comfort zone. Every person is offered lessons to break free from his or her conditioned beliefs. Life wants you to stop wasting your energy and creating unnecessary suffering for yourself by trying to control how things should turn out. Life has better things in store for…Read More
A very common email we receive at my office is for book recommendations. I’ve read thousands of books so far, but have also developed a love of simplicity and lack of clutter way along the way. So there came a time when I realised that holding onto books was clutter too, as much as I could justify my love of them. As a result, I began passing books onto libraries…Read More
It is now five years since my book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, was published internationally. So with a theme of five, here are five things I’ve learned since Five Regrets: five things I have lived by and that I share with you in detail in my newest memoir, Bloom. 1. Courage is the greatest tool for bringing our dreams into reality. When I wrote my memoir The Top Five Regrets of the…Read More
Space. Having it, creating it, and acknowledging it are essential for our wellbeing: Space to be and to live without demands for a pocket of time. Space can actually be the glue that holds us together. It is where the magic happens, when we let go of doing and actually give ourselves space to breathe. Here are seven ways to create space when there are so many demands on our…Read More
With mother’s day being this weekend in Australia (and in some other parts of the world), I write to celebrate mothers worldwide. This photo represents a part of my own experience of motherhood. There is also my role as a mother myself now, to my beautiful young daughter, Elena. But this photo represents the generations who have taught me since my own birth about motherhood and the power of the…Read More
None of us are immune from witnessing change in our own lives or in the lives of others. Change is constant. We make it easiest on ourselves by accepting that fact. Our ability in letting go of the need for control, giving up the insistence that things have to be a certain way, is a courageous gift of freedom. It is also a gift of love and gratitude. By surrendering…Read More
Every one experiences challenges. Every one experiences opportunities for growth. Every one faces fears. And every one can receive rewards for the courage of facing those fears. But, not every one is ready or open to receive those rewards. Just as there can be a limit on how much suffering you can tolerate, there can also be limits on how much happiness and flow you can tolerate. Instead of hitting…Read More
When I think back to who I was, from who I am now, I am sometimes amazed that I could actually exist carrying so much emotional pain. I also existed in that state for a very long time, until it became too much to bear. There are many good things I have carried forward from those decades of learning though, like a special suitcase of magical insights. My rheumatologist, one of…Read More
It was a regular peaceful night when, a couple of weeks ago, things changed unexpectedly. A rumbling began that sounded like a truck driving very close to the house. Mirrors shook and birds screeched in the night. After about fifteen seconds it stopped, only to be followed very soon after by another rumbling. This time there was no mistaking it as a truck. It was our living planet, Mother Earth,…Read More
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