Author Archives: Nomi

Desires Gone Wrong

Tweet The bombing that happened in Manchester this week is a disturbing example of how powerful our desires are. The human heart is a furnace of desires and that is its power. Within the fires of the heart, there are … Continue reading

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Very Poor, Very Rich

Tweet On our visit to Rio De Janeiro last month, I was stuck by the appalling gap between the very rich and the extremely poor. I was walking along the beautiful beaches of Copacabana, then Ipanema, and reached Leblon, the … Continue reading

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The Travel State of Being

Tweet This last month, I visited Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. A town nestled within lush mountains and wide waters. An earthly haven, indeed, with beaches long, white, and clean (yes clean). A place with people who are true lovers of … Continue reading

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The 4 Magic “R”s

TweetJoel Goldsmith is one of my favorite writers/teachers. In his book, Beyond Words and Thoughts 8 (Goldsmith, 1998), Goldsmith states: “… we receive certain facets, realizations, and principles of truth which are continually flowing in, in proportion to our receptivity … Continue reading

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How Meditation Changes Your Life

Tweet Last week we talked about stillness and mindfulness. This week we’re going to focus on how mindfulness works in tandem with meditation to positively effect your daily life. Mindfulness is one way of cultivating a meditative state. There are … Continue reading

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The Surprising Benefits of Stillness

Tweet What is silence? The answer is seemingly simple: the absence of noise. Sometimes in the middle of the night, one might wake up and hear silence. The world is quiet. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the art of attention … Continue reading

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Violence: A Look Within Yourself

Tweet I watched with shock and terror, the videos that have been released of a man being forcibly “re-accommodated” or thrown, injured, and dragged out of a flight. I couldn’t wrap my mind around the disrespectful, unprofessional, and cruel conduct … Continue reading

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Spring Clean Your Life

Tweet Every Spring, I look for the moment that the buds start to bloom. I love the magic of it. It always reminds me of my mother. She was born in Greece in the midst of war. She told us … Continue reading

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10 Surprising Benefits of Getting Older

TweetLast month, I was asked to participate in a performance project called, “Maiden, Mother, Matriarch.” I was one of the women/performers in the Matriarch group. In preparation for the performance, we had a few heart-to-heart discussions about our experience of … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Make Work Fun

TweetCommunicating constructively is not always easy. Even when we have the best intentions, we are not able to express them in a positive way that would inspire and engage the other. We all need to sharpen our communication skills, so … Continue reading

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