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Before we dive into the books I've chosen in the Awake Living Course, have you heard of VUCA? VUCA is an acronym used to describe or reflect on the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of general conditions and situations. The common usage of the term VUCA began in the 1990s and derives from military vocabulary. Understanding VUCA can help us understand why we want awake living, focus and ease in our life right now. VUCA diagnoses our current challenges beyond the battle field and into modern life. Each of the 4 elements points...

When Alex Biondo came to work for me at Yogahealer.com, she was "letting life happen to her instead of making her life happen." She had been in a career that didn't fulfill her. She was carrying extra weight. She was feeling aches and pains for the first time in her life, in the form of intense back pain. She was self-soothing with an evening wine habit. When I hired Alex in January 2015 I knew she had some serious work ahead of her to be "on brand". I connected with her spirit, as...

While the wellness industry is booming, it's easy for us wellness practitioners to get lost in the shuffle. I know firsthand that many yoga teachers, wellness practitioners, fitness coaches, nutritionists, holistic coaches, and even holistic docs are having a super challenging time trying to figure out how to reach the income/lifestyle experience they want. I know many of you are just getting by, loving your work, and making sacrifices to do it well. Chances are, you love your clients, your patients, your students. Their wellness evolution is why you do what you...

My publicist passes questions to me everyday from national publications. We particularly liked this one: What are the Top 10 things that I use everyday that most people don’t? I made the list of stuff I rely on every day to have a day packed with thrive. It's not that I couldn't live without  this stuff. Everyday is better with these particular amazing things in my life. Drumroll, please...

But, here is the crux: to actually automate this habit that we’ve never had, we need to let it change us. We need to tap into our own plasticity of form. Think “Plasticman”. We need to be shape-shiftable enough to become that person who has that habit. For example, you’ll recall my new goal is to Stick to a work plan in 2016 that reaches my goals. My new habit is Spend the first 10 minutes of my work day reviewing my weekly plan and planning my day. ...

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