Time On The Water

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An Angler’s Guide To Dating An Excerpt from How to Have A Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating and Marriage One day, Shya and I went fishing on the Delaware River. It was late afternoon as we launched our little aluminum boat, the slanting sunlight dancing on the water. Two days prior, while taking a walk, we had stood on the bridge that crossed this section of the Delaware and had spied many fish: bass, crappies and bluegills. The fish were all holding in one small pool between an island and the western edge and we…

Changing Your Concept of Yourself

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There’s a level of awareness available to you that you are probably unfamiliar with. It extends upward and transcends the ordinary level of consciousness that you’re most accustomed to. At this higher plane of existence, which you and every human being who has ever lived can access at will, the fulfillment of wishes is not only probable—it is guaranteed. This … is simply a preparation for entering into that realm wherein you have much more say over what comes into your life than you might have envisioned. “Health, wealth, beauty, and genius are not created; they are only manifested by…

Carrot Love Pie

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Fall signals farewell to my beloved watermelon, and yet I am surprisingly quick to adapt to the new reign of root vegetables in my kitchen.  As I revel in blending, baking and exploring the latest seasonal varieties, I also embrace the extra time to pause and reflect within.  This season I even found a renewed love for the most common of roots: carrots.   And in an attempt to use up a large batch, I discovered an unbelievably delicious and healthy treat: carrot pie.  I hope you enjoy! Carrot Love Pie I’m sure that I fell in love instantly with my…

Hungry for a Connection

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StoryKeep Organizational Video || St. Lydia’s from StoryKeep on Vimeo. A Visit with Emily Scott, St. Lydia’s Pastoral Minister A new kind of Christian worship is on the scene in New York. This one doesn’t take place on Sunday mornings in a church, but instead sitting around a dinner table in a Zen center located in Brooklyn. The focus is on prayer, scripture, sharing, and appreciating life through the body’s five senses. We were curious about this alternative approach to religious worship and connected with Emily Scott, St. Lydia’s Pastoral Minister. Bianca: Can you quickly describe St. Lydia’s for readers?…

Infinite Compassion

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A Floral Mandala and Meditation The human being is designed to express compassion; our bodies function optimallay when we are compassionate and we become happier.  His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, points out that all people, everywhere, have the desire to avoid suffering and to be happy, just like you. Compassion requires that we recognize and accept what is, in our situation, in other people and in ourselves.  Often, the qualities that we find so hard to accept in others are the same ones we disown in ourselves. For example, we all have fears which cause suffering in some way.  Fear…

Nurturing the Warrior of the Sacred

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In our first ‘meeting’, we talked about the current Spiritual Revolution of the Divine Feminine that we are facing, and what it means to us both as individuals and as children of our Mother Earth. We talked about our tender initiation as Warriors of the Sacred. Then the road ahead that has two legs; the inner work that reclaims our bodies and our power, and the wise action in the world that is born of our creative force. In this encounter, we continue our journey together, this time focusing on the first leg: the inner work, our intention being to…

Surrendering to the Simple Feeling of Being

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Sometimes I catch a slightly confused grimace on my students’ faces the moment they lay down for savasana (final relaxation) when they hear me say, “savasana is one of the toughest poses in all of yoga.” After an hour or so of stretching, strengthening, sweating and striving, the idea that lying on one’s back doing nothing is difficult, seems almost ridiculous. But as the heart-rate begins to slow and as the breath begins to deepen, the true layers of the pose slowly reveal themselves: savasana is ultimately about surrender and letting go — one of life’s ultimate challenges. If we…

Killing Buddha

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Embrace Nothing. If you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha … only live your life as it is, not bound to anything. — Linji, 9th century Founder Linji school of Chán Buddhism    While distributing What The Bleep Do We Know?! I was honored to be able to travel the world to speak about my experience making “Bleep.” The most common question people asked me at was, “ How did a broke, out of work, spiritually unconscious, material Valley Girl who was into sex, tequila and expensive shoes end up being a writer, director and producer of What the Bleep Do We Know!?”…

A Renaissance of Spirit

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What a time we live in!  The collapse of old values and beliefs, the desecration of the Earth, and the animosity between nations, the formidable loss of the old story that told us how to live, what to tell the children, and who we are and where we might be going. And, with it all, a rising of the depths, the call of Spirit to come new again, the Awakening of the dream.  Clearly this is a time of Renaissance! Why a Renaissance? Because, when the time is ripe for renovation, that which is needed that will arise from the…

Three Taste Noodles

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I’m delighted to share this gift of summer, a recipe by Chef Jenny Nelson, one of Dr. Alejandro Junger’s Clean Wellness Coaches and a resident “Clean Chef.” Jenny combines her passion for local, organic and seasonal ingredients with a completely new way of eating…

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