Want to Be Happier? Eat Mindfully

How can eating mindfully lead to happiness? This was the question I was invited to address during a recent presentation at the World Happiness Summit in Miami. Usually when I’m giving a talk about mindful eating, it’s for health reasons. But please keep reading for...

Your Breath is Everything: Wisdom from a 98 year old

I was recently gifted with a pass to the Sedona Yoga Festival (fantastic!) where I got to meet one of my (s)heroes. Her name is Tao Porchon-Lynch and she is a 98 year old yoga teacher! You read that right: she is 98 years old. She is still traveling the world (just...

Step Into Your Power: A mystery on Hatteras Island

Something unusual and powerful recently happened to me on Hatteras Island and I’ve decided to share it with you. I have been keeping many of these magical stories to myself because, let’s face it, by mainstream standards they are a little “out there.” But I’ve been...

The World is Conspiring to Shower You With Blessings

I know holidays can sometimes be stressful, so I wanted to share a different perspective and to introduce you to something called Pronoia, the opposite of paranoia: when the whole world is conspiring to shower you with blessings! Sounds amazing, right? It’s totally...

Post-election blues? Read this

It is a contentious and unsettled time here in America. The election is over but our country remains divided and emotions are running strong. Therefore it is especially important to take a deep breath and intentionally navigate our way through whatever is to come. No...

Remembering 9-11: Shopping is Not the Answer

On this 15th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, I am reflecting on all those that lost their lives and their loved ones on that tragic day, and on all that has happened since. I remember what was going on in my own life at the time. I was happily married and working at...

Reboot Your Nervous System

How to Create Your Own Retreat Experience I recently went on a 9-day silent meditation retreat. This has been my yearly re-boot for the past 7 years and I continue to be impressed by how powerful it is. I realize that not everyone can (or wants to) spend 9 days...

Be the Peace You Want to See in the World

There IS Something You Can Do About the State of the World We are at a crossroads in our country and on our planet. It can feel as if people are becoming more and more polarized. Democrat vs. Republican. Black lives vs. Police. The US against the rest of the world....

Travels in Bhutan: Lessons from the Kingdom of Happiness

Have you ever thought that more money or a higher status in the world might make you happier? If so, lessons from Bhutan, The Kingdom of Happiness, might indicate otherwise. Bhutan is a country that knows a thing or two about happiness. This tiny Buddhist kingdom in...

How Do You Love a Beast?

You will only ever have 2 choices: Love or Fear. Choose Love. Dear Friends, One of the most important decisions you can make today (or any day) is to choose love over fear. All emotions are sub-categories of these two emotions. Except we forget that this is a choice...

The transformation of education: lessons from SXSWedu 2016

I just returned from SXSWedu 2016: a whirlwind of a conference and festival that attracts over 6000 people from all over the globe, all with a common interest in improving education and fostering innovation. The attendees come from a variety of backgrounds. There are...

Happy Thanksgiving…and Why I’m Spending it Alone

This Thanksgiving will be different for me, as I've decided to spend the day alone, deep in the desert on a vision quest. I will miss my family and friends, but it feels right for me to shake it up this year and go deep. There is so much chaos in the world right now,...

Feeling Stressed? Try R.A.I.N.

Normally when we encounter a stressor, we react in a habitual, mindless way, which tends to increase (or even cause) suffering. R.A.I.N is an elegant and simple process, which can help us see more clearly and transform our relationship with difficult situations. WHAT...

The Dark Side of Academia: One Girl’s Story

The Dark Side of Academia: One Girl's Story Perhaps the girl is just naïve. Girl gets a job teaching at a university and is excited about the opportunity to help students and contribute to the next generation of health care providers. Somewhere along the way there was...

True Independence Is an Inside Job

As we finish up the 4th of July celebrations, I have been contemplating independence. It is a great concept and a definite cause for celebration but what does it actually mean? It is true that America is independent from Great Britain but are we really independent as...

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Erin believes that narrow boxes are for shoes and not for people and she hopes you'll join her tribe on the mindful path to freedom!

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