Talking About Your Goals Helps Manifest Them

You may want to get in the habit of counting your wins.  I know that as kids we learned not to brag.  Especially us women.  “It’s not nice, not lady like.”  Well, I’m here to tell you it’s time to unlearn that.  It’s time to share your wins and scream “Hell yeah!”

This exact thing is what we’re doing in our meditation group every month, we count our wins and share them with pride.  We encourage and support each other to take the next step!  Oh, and we clap for each other too

Why count your wins?  First, because you can.  Second, it creates momentum in your life.  The more you talk about your wins the smaller the other stuff becomes.   The more you talk about your wins, they become real, and the energy multiplies.  It feels good.  You inspire the people that are watching you, your kids.  Some may talk snot about you behind your back, but that’s...

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How to Jump Start Your Marriage

couple intimacy Feb 20, 2020

Imagine having the perfect marriage, or at least imagine having a marriage where things run smoothly, or how about imagining a partnership that resembles a friendship. 

Think about your relationship with your best friend. 

How often do you fight? If you do, what are your fights usually about?  Do you just let the friendship fizzle away? Or, do you sit or get on the phone with your girlfriend and tell her that what she did and said Friday night at the club was fucked up?!

Do you see the similarities?

Yes, I know!  You don’t share bills and household chores with your girlfriend, you’re not married to your girlfriend, but you’re married to your spouse or partner. 

Let’s say you get into an argument or disagreement with your friend, are you going to divorce them?  No, you’re not, same with your spouse.  Unless your friend is douchy and deserves to be cut off.

Things are going well and suddenly you find yourselves in the...

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10 Teas to Alleviate Your Anxiety and Tips

I was having a conversation with one of my clients last week about teas.  Specifically, teas that relief anxiety symptoms. 

But before I start talking, remember to consult your doctor before ingesting anything that may help you. 

Also, remember that I’m not a doctor and I’m not suggesting nor recommending anything.  I’m just sharing information that may help.

As you may be aware, anxiety can prevent you from having a restful night's sleep. Some people ingest Benadryl to help them sleep but they wake up tired and sluggish. 

Tea works to help you relax and sleep well without the sluggish side effects.  And it’s food!

Tea is truly calming and relaxing.

Tea can help you, your mind and muscles relax along with a short five-minute meditation.  You can also grab a cup of your tea, read a bit of your book and let your mattress support you. Ahhhh...

You can also dip your finger in your favorite essential oil blend...

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Use Your Imagination to Expand Your Inner World

meditation spirituality Feb 17, 2020

When I hold meditation groups or when I teach someone how to meditate, one question I get asked the most is, am I making this up?

Quick answer, yes and no!

You see, you’re making it up, you’re imagining it and you’re creating it.  All at the same time!  Yes, you’re making it up but not really.  When you’re being guided during a meditation, the leader usually leads you to a place of relaxation, there you get to imagine, create all in your head and feel that creation in your body as well.  The amazing thing is that sometimes, you can imagine a place that you’ve never seen in your mind’s eye before and leave you in a state of bliss.  Your whole body is sensing the new experience.

With Shamanic Journeying, the meditation process is different (with me).  When I guide you to a place inside of you for you to explore, once I get you there, I continue to expand on it so that you can see more, feel more and...

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Why You Need to Be a Soulful Parent

parenting relationship Feb 17, 2020

My article 'Why You Need to Be a Soulful Parent' is out now!!  

I'm so so proud to be featured in the August 2018 issue.  Being an immigrant and not have had not one word edited AND it's my first published article is a big ass deal!  

Click the link below to read it!!

With Love,

Maria

Why You Need to Be A Soulful Parent this link will take you to the article!

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A Date For Every Week Of the Year

couple relationship Feb 17, 2020

How many times have you sat down with your partner and asked yourselves ‘Soooo what do you want to do tonight?  Where do you want to go?  Or, been on vacation and wondered what to do next?

This is an issue I see a lot with my clients when they’re in the process of increasing their intimacy in their relationship.  They run out of ideas and at times forget how to get to know each as they grow as individuals and as a couple.

One of the couples I work with came up with the following idea… I’m sure you’ve heard of the ‘gratitude jar’ where you write down what you’re grateful for that day and put it in the jar.  Well, they have a ‘date box’.  They got together during a date night, wrote down thirty things they want to do on separate pieces of paper, decorated a box and put the pieces of paper in the box.  The goal is to pick a piece of paper and do what it says that night so there’s no more...

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What's Your Purpose Here?

meditation spirituality Feb 17, 2020

You have no idea how many times a client has asked me to help them figure out their life’s purpose. 

The thing is, I ask myself the same question all the time.  Even though I’ve helped thousands of people in my life as a respiratory therapist and psychotherapist, I still ask myself, how can I be of service? What else can I be doing for the greater good?   

Trust.

That’s this week’s and final topic from The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav.  Trust that what you’re doing is helping you take one step closer into fulfilling and living your purpose. 

Not everybody has a huge purpose in life.  Not everybody is Oprah Winfrey or Lady Gaga but everyone does have a purpose to fill and execute while here on planet Earth.  It just looks different for every person.

Some people help others in a large scale, some not so much.  Some don’t help others at all.

Trust that you’re not alone. 

Trust that you have...

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Why We Need to Find Our Power Within Our 'Parts Unknown'

Anthony Bourdain, wow! 

His suicide hit me hard.  I knew he battled with depression, drugs you know, dark shadowy parts of the self.  You have them, I have them.  Am I surprised that he completed his suicide, no.  Do I wish his most powerful self-had won the internal battle? Yes! 

It’s hard at times when you have those negative thoughts, I get it.

One negative thought follows another and another, meanwhile you’re losing your power to a much lesser energy.

There are times when clients come to me torn between making two decisions.  They then realize that there’s always more to choose from.  Let me explain.

Teresa (not real name) came to me recently torn between choosing her future self and the self that she’s currently living.  Teresa saw her future self as a confident, secure, married to an honorable husband, children, connected to herself spiritually and in life.  She sees her current self as shameful for...

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Your Soul's Psychology, You And Trauma

Have you thought of your soul’s psychology before? 

Me neither!  This chapter of The Seat of the Soul has got me thinking, like all other chapters. 

This is what google says about the word psychology…

·       the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context

·       the mental characteristics or attitude of a person or group

·       the mental and emotional factors governing a situation or activity

All definitions are regarding the mind and body (behavior), none are regarding the soul.  Psychology is based on the perception of your personality not the soul. 

How can you heal yourself without regarding your soul?

You can’t.

Let’s go back to Carl Jung.  He talked about symbolism and the shadows.  When he talked about the shadows, he was talking about the...

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Come on! Take A Walk Inside Your Soul

meditation spirituality Feb 17, 2020

Does my dog have a soul? 

This is a question that I’ve been asked by many people during some of the spiritual workshops I’ve held in the past. 

I’ve always answered yes. 

Yes, because during some spiritual circles I’ve been to, the leader has channeled the spirit of some dogs.  And so, has Teresa Caputo, Lisa Williams and Tyler Henry.  Tyler Henry!  Isn’t he just an angel walking the earth?!  Such sweetness that kid.

Gary Zukav starts this chapter, Soul by talking about the animal kingdom and how the animal soul evolves.  They all evolve differently but the dolphin soul in particular caught my attention.

Something I’ve not thought about is the purpose of the dolphins.  Have you ever seen a dolphin you have not been super happy to see?  Have you seen a dolphin and said to it, I hate you?  No! Me neither! 

Every time I see them, they bring me so much joy and yet they suffer so much. ...

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