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Lawyer Goes Zen
Los Angeles, California
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Use this meditation to remind yourself that you are strong and that you are free to let go aspects of your life that no longer serve you. (Inhale): You are strong. (Exhale): You release _______. Now you might notice that I'm suggesting meditation using third person instead of first person... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Take a minute and list 3 things you are grateful for. Any three will do. Now - how do you feel? Odds are just thinking about these three things - no matter how you felt before you took that minute to think about them - made you feel at least... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Weekly Meditation. (Inhale) I am open. (Exhale) I surrender. Remember, it's ok to let go. Attachment is the root of all suffering. Choose your battles wisely and surrender when it serves you to do so. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Have you ever heard the saying, "Love the One Your With"? Well, guess what? There's no one that you spend more time with than you! Life can be long - do you really want to spend it with someone you don't like very much (i.e. you)? The simple fact of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Lawyer Goes Zen
And we're back! Here is your weekly meditation for the week of May 30th. Inhale: Love Exhale: Release attachment Self love and non-attachment are 2 of the 3 keys to happiness. Let this meditation help bring you more happiness in your day to day life. Cultivate bringing more love into... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Lawyer Goes Zen
3 Keys to Happiness: Self Love and Acceptance, Gratitude and Releasing Attachment. Stay tuned for in depth posts on each of these to help you lead a happier, more satisfying life! Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Lawyer Goes Zen
My apologies for slacking on my weekly meditations! Here is one for this week! (Inhale): Light (Exhale): Shine bright Remember that you are a being of light and love - your light can help others find their way. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
A lot of type A folks out there think meditation is just SO not for them - as a type A person myself, I can readily attest to that feeling. At any given time, there is something I can be DOING, so the idea of sitting cross-legged literally doing nothing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Weekly Meditation #3: Inhale: I am open. Exhale: And ready to succeed. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Weekly Meditation (August 31 - September 6): Inhale: Purpose Exhale: I walk my path Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
I am going to start offering suggestions for meditations. In my personal meditation practice, I like to develop a mantra for the week. I find it helps me to settle in, focus, and allows my meditation mantra to develop some resonance. Feel free to try out my mantras in your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Just finished reading "Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It" by Gary Taubes. GREAT read! I promise it will turn everything you think you know about diet and fitness and its head. Everyone should read this book. Highly recommend it! Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Most of us are creatures of habit. Inherently, this isn't necessarily a good or a bad thing - it really depends on your particular habits. Cultivating good habits can lead to a healthier, happier and more efficient you. Think about it - if you get in the habit of doing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
I was having a conversation with some friends this weekend and the general gist of it was that they didn't really get meditation. One even went so far as to say that she just can't meditate. When I asked what she meant, she said, "Well, I just can't turn my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Mind training (aka mindfulness) is key to leading a happy life. Check out this great @TEDTalks for more information: Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Science has proven multitasking just does not work - your brain literally can't do it! And trying to multitask is proven to reduce productivity. Try singletasking instead! Check out this article to learn more: Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Rise and Shine! Happy International Yoga Day! Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Taught 90 minutes of hot yoga and then took 75 minutes of power yoga today! How did you celebrate the inaugural International Yoga Day? Check out some of these badass yogis from around the globe for some yogi-centered inspiration! Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Sure, if you're an avid yogi - you're bound to lose weight (hell, if you're a hot yogi - you probably lose 5 lbs of water weight a class), but that's not what I'm talking about. Almost all of us carry around our pasts and the burdens from the same... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Oliver Goldsmith Fact: Everyone fails. Well, everyone that ever tries that it is. I suppose if you never try to achieve anything in your life, never take a risk - you might never... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
So many of us are desperately unhappy, lonely, or just generally oblivious to how lucky we really are. And it's no wonder really - how could we possibly have time to recognize the good things in our lives when we are CONSTANTLY working, checking email, texting, tweeting, multi-tasking ourselves into... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
If you have ever been to a yoga class, you're probably familiar with the idea of setting an intention for your practice. Generally, this refers to a word or mantra you dedicate your practice to; it usually represents a value you'd like to adopt more generally in your day to... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Avidya -that murky film of past acts that clouds (let's call it mind fog) our perception, by its nature is difficult to observe. Luckily, avidya's four branches are much easier for us to recognize - ego, want, rejection, and fear. Together, these four branches, acting alone or in tandem, cloud... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Maybe let's start with who is NOT your guru. Anyone that runs around proclaiming that he/she is a guru is definitely not a guru. A true guru doesn't need to tell the world that he/she is a guru, any more than someone who is truly brilliant or talented needs to... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen
Your perception may be your reality - but that "reality" is clouded by your habits and by ways of perceiving situations that you've been mechanically carrying out and repeating for years. In other words, your experiences and actions from yesterday, last week, last month, and last year are thoughtlessly governing... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Lawyer Goes Zen