Communicating, Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, Power, Relating, The New Story, wisdom quotes

The Big No: The Value of Boundaries.

I tend toward the YIN, meaning feminine, meaning soft and earthy. Recently, I had the opportunity to express my YANG, meaning masculine, meaning strong and fiery. And it was hard and it gave me a splitting headache and vertigo and insomnia, but in the end it was GOOD. It feels so good to say know… Continue reading The Big No: The Value of Boundaries.

Communicating, Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, The New Story, wisdom quotes

5 Ways to Find Balance & Bliss in Daily Life

Our past does not have to define or confine us. We have the power to choose, now, in this moment, to say YES or NO or MAYBE. We have the power to affect our present and future, yet the wisdom to know that there are many things outside the realm of our control. Finding our… Continue reading 5 Ways to Find Balance & Bliss in Daily Life

New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

Year of the Yin Fire Rooster

{original post on elephant journal} Monday, February 27, 2017, marks the beginning of the new year in the Tibetan calendar, also known as Losar or Shambhala Day. As the rooster crows to welcome the sun, we wake up. A mindful morning ritual helps us begin each day with a solid yet flexible plan. Healthy habits help… Continue reading Year of the Yin Fire Rooster

Education, Michelle's Memoir, Writings

The Myth of Work-Life Balance.

The whole concept of “work-life balance” is flawed, because it implies that “work” is somehow separate from “life.” Life is life. Work is life. Play is life. We may mentally categorize our lives into work time, family time, social life, and so on, but these separations are an illusion. Every part of our lives (and… Continue reading The Myth of Work-Life Balance.

Mindfulness, wisdom quotes

How to Find Balance in Daily Life

{read it on elephant journal, por favor} 1. Know that there is no such thing as perfect balance. If there was, life would be pretty boring, would it not? Without failure, there is no success. Without darkness, there can be no light. We can approximate balance, but to be 100 percent perfectly balanced all the… Continue reading How to Find Balance in Daily Life