Author: Greta

The Power of Rest

On some level you know this…at least your body does. The body and mind function at their peak with adequate rest. Our modern day bodies are depleted and exhausted and are crying out for constructive rest.   It’s all about the nervous system. The human body is meant to be in parasympathetic nervous system response 80 to 90% of the time… Think about that. The opposite...

In the Name of Praise

Oh that good feeling when we are praised be it a casual compliment; “I like your shoes”, or something more meaningful. Praise is something the ego mind craves. It strokes us and creates momentary pleasure, allows us to feel good about ourselves and build our confidence.   We know the importance of positive feedback, the power of praise. Children thrive and grow stronger and more sure...

I See You

Have you experienced the gift of someone telling you they “see you?”… It’s a powerful expression when offered authentically.   At the core of our human existence our deepest and most sacred desire is to be seen. It is a Universal truth which we all share, the validation of being seen for exactly who we are.   Not for who we appear to be under the layers of...

Resolve to Change

Traditionally the time for New Year resolutions, this year particularly potent as it is a new decade…Enter in 2020…a Universal year of perfect clear vision and accomplishment. A time which energetically beckons to move forward with purpose, confidence, and ease. To become fully invested in creating and manifesting your purpose and building something which withstands the test of time. To harvest the joys of...

Sacred Pause

Stop, take a breath and count to ten…   We all know of this sound and sage advice, but how often do we remember to take it? Personally, I know for myself, not much.   The thinking doing mind is quick, the tongue even quicker. The words can fly out of our mouths faster than the brain has a chance to weigh in and save us, from ourselves.   This...

Free to Grieve

Grief, not a word or emotion we are taught to be comfortable with. Ever notice how when someone breaks down and cries we are quick with the Kleenex, faster with the platitudes or we change the subject. Anything to mask and normalize that raw emotion, the heavy burden of grief.   My father passed away last night. Quickly and painlessly at the age of 85, daddy...

Tolerant Spirit

Do you consider yourself a tolerant and open-minded person? Are you really? It is very human to tell an acceptable story about the perceived self.   We may be tolerant of the broader differences of humankind. Race, lifestyle, religion, culture, gender bias, sexual preference and so on. These wide strokes of tolerance can come naturally and effortlessly for many of us. We might feel good about...

Authentic Gratitude

This time of year especially there is much energy around the powerful practice of Gratitude. Sages and Wisdom teachings throughout the ages have embraced this simple and beautiful technique for centuries. It is intention and prayer to offer thanks, to the Creator, to the Earth, to one another. It is a positive energy practice which fuels the goodness inherent in the Universe and lifts up...

Blog I AM

Perhaps you have encountered this powerful mantra while on your mat. I Am; In Sanskrit So Ham…and literally translates into I am that. When I first heard this my mind challenged, I am what? I am that? What is that? Wrap your brain around this quote from Master teacher Rod Stryker “I am not my mind…I am that which experiences my mind thinking.” This ancient wisdom from...

The Balancing Act

Balance has become big…finding balance, coming from a place of balance, balancing all the intricacies and demands of life.   Seeking balance is a life long quest. There is just so much to balance; family, friends, job, diet, exercise, creations and purpose, your bank account…   Ultimately it comes down to energy. Everything is made up of energy and energies we struggle to balance are vast. This balancing...