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Posts Tagged:energy

What Does Your Energy Say About You?

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, I think we can all agree that we’re energetic beings. We’ve all said at one time or another, “I just don’t like his energy.” Or hers. It can be a tricky thing to define, and yet seems universal in understanding. Energy speaks. Nearly eight years ago, when I first met my wife, Elisa, she’d been... Read More

How to Stop Outsourcing Our Happiness

kat hurley, meditation center, vipassana
“Happiness and unhappiness are states of mind, and therefore their real causes cannot be found outside the mind.” -Gen Kelsang Nyema I never understood this concept until I experienced it for myself. For years I’d been searching for happiness outside myself: when I’d get the right job, when I’d finally settle in the perfect relationship, when I’d become completely debt-free.... Read More

Why I Prefer to Drink the Kool Aid Over Haterade Any Day

I just heard a quote from Brene Brown today: “I’ll never know whether people are doing the best they can or not, but when I assume they are, that makes my life better.” It was right around age 30 when I chose to no longer give anyone else my power (essentially what happens when we view others as taking something... Read More

For the Love of All Things Holy, Please Throw Out Your Scale!

We are nearing the end of week two of our AIP Protocol (cleanse). The autoimmune protocol is quite specific and can be seen as very restrictive, but since both Elisa and I have autoimmune, we find it’s a good “reset” for our health and wellbeing. Only two weeks into four, we both feel great and have only had a couple... Read More

Changing the World From a Park Bench

kat hurley, surf, bali, old man's, gabe sullivan
I was thrilled to soak up some Vit-D today. That’s always my biggest gripe about winter: not enough light! After my dear friend, Dara, and I completed the 3-ish mile loop run around Prospect Park, we parted ways and I went in search of a park bench flooded with sunshine. Honestly, my meditation has been shit lately. I was excited... Read More

Emotional Freedom Technique: Relive it right, the good, the bad, the ugly

I once did an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping session with a friend; she’d just learned the technique. EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Sitting on her living room floor, we began... Read More

There’s Never Enough Time

I used to live by the MO: there’s never enough time. It’s one of those socially accepted rants that unconsciously rule our day-to-day, like: Monday’s suck, traffic sucks, life sucks, etc. I got into teaching because I’d always been a teacher and it seemed like a natural progression of things. But really I’d gotten into teaching because I wanted to... Read More