These people changed me. Influenced my thoughts. Shaped and motivated my entire life.

Martha Beck – [Author and Life Coach]

  • Finding Your Way in a Wild New World
  • Finding Your Own North Star, Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live


Byron Katie – [Spiritual Innovator & Author]

  • Loving What Is


Eli Siegel – [Philosopher & Poet]

  • Self and World


Libby Gill – [Business Coach, Author & Brand Strategist]

  • You Unstuck
  • Traveling Hopefully


Tal Ben-Shahar – [Positive Psychologist, Teacher & Author]

  • Happier — Learn the Secrets of Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment


Jon Kabat – Zinn – [Author & Lecturer -- Mindfulness & Meditation Authority]

  • Coming to Our Senses
  • Wherever You Go There You Are


Marianne Williamson – [Spiritual Teacher, Author & Lecturer]

  • A Return to Love


Susan Scott – [Author -- Leadership Training & Development]

  • Fierce Leadership


Don Miguel Ruiz – [Spiritual Teacher & Author]

  • The Mastery of Love
  • The Four Agreements


Michael Port – [Author, Teacher & Professional Speaker]

  • Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle

Autobiography in Five Chapters

(From: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying)

Chapter 1

I walk down the street…there is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in. I am lost…….I am helpless.
It is not my fault. It takes forever to find my way out.

Chapter 2

I walk down the same street…there is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again.
I can’t believe that I am in this same place. It is still not my fault.
It takes a long time to get out.

Chapter 3

I walk down the same street…there is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there. I still fall in…
It’s a habit now…..but… eyes are open.
I know where I am. It’s my fault. I get out immediately.

Chapter 4

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
and I am reminded of being there before.
I walk around it.

Chapter 5

I walk down another street.

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some…new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes because…each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Poem by the Sufi poet Rumi


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Google them. They offer top of the line video classes with step-by-step instruction on poses, sequences, daily practices…for beginners to advanced students. Also — meditation, breath work, mind-body and wellness topics.

- Gaiam Yoga Studio — Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman

- MY YOGA Online



Susan Piver — the Open Heart Project

[Online video and/or audio presentations created to help you learn how to meditate, set up a daily practice, and discover the benefits meditation can have on both your mind and body.]


Martin Boroson — One-Moment Meditation: Stillness for People on the Go

[Original and brilliant meditation teacher and author who shows you how to meditate in one minute. Great! Check out his website and get on his mailing list.]


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Bill Astrid – Professional Astrologer. [Very unique and powerful in his advice and observations.]