Developing A Daily Personal Practice

People practicing yogaOne of the crucial steps toward living an authentic, self-actualized life is spending quality time alone.

This is not always easy in today’s frantic 24/7 world, but I know from my own practice of yoga that a daily, routine practice that assists us in connecting with our own soul is vital to our emotional, spiritual, and physical health.

Here are some thoughts on incorporating ‘me time’ into your schedule.

Manufacturing What You Want

sparklerWhat does it mean to manifest?

What was the first thing that popped into your mind?

Was it ‘to create, to come to be, to bring to reality?’


The definition is: ‘clearly apparent to the sight or understanding!’

Did you know that an infinite number of things are manifested every day?

It’s Better To Be Different Than It Is To Be Better

HummingbirdFrom an outsider’s perspective, she was leading the ideal life.

She made the Dean’s List in law school and was in her tenth year practicing at a respected firm in the middle of Toronto’s bustling financial district.

If that wasn’t enough, she had four beautiful daughters, a rich personality and an impossible-to-forget name: “Tsufit,” a Hebrew word for “hummingbird.”

Indeed, she had it all, but something just wasn’t right.

Nurture The Creative Flame At Work

Lighting the LampMost people agree there’s a great deal of fun in being creative.

Not so much HA HA fun as there is AHA fun.

Creative people who do not experience this at work often become “weekend creatives” and focus their creative energy on weekend pursuits, not on work.

I have met many full-time employees who are “weekend creatives.” 

These people engage in these engrossing activities in addition to their full-time jobs.

Lighting The Lamp

Old electrical lamp in a yellow wallAs writers, we have more experience in pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps than most professions.

We work alone, paid very little (or nothing), trying to stamp our impression of the world around us into the fabric of that world.

Often there’s no one around to field ideas.

There may be community, but it’s usually after the fact. You may take your laptop and meet a friend at the diner for a writing session, but when the waitress brings your coffee and the computers are warmed up, it’s just you and the page.

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