• Enneagram,  minerva

    The Enneagram in Relationships–What Types Go Well Together

      Type Compatibility: The Theory   After people learn their own Enneagram type, the next question I invariably get asked is “what types go well together?” or “who should I be with?” Everyone wants to know. The answer is that all type combinations can be happy together if both partners have high levels of self awareness. And the reverse is true. All combinations may struggle if both people have a lack of self awareness. Type compatibility is more about similar levels self awareness than it is about personality type. The basic guidelines are: Two highly self aware people have the best chance of success. Two highly unaware people may be…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga,  living in Greece,  Uncategorized,  Wellness

    Blog Table of Contents

    My Story Connecting the Dots: How I Went from Being a San Francisco CFO to an Athens Yoga Instructor   Kundalini Yoga I’ve Practiced Kundalini Yoga Daily For The Last 9.5 Years. Here’s What I’ve Learned… The Coronavirus: A Yogic Perspective How This Simple Three-Minute Practice Can Make Your Lockdown Better On Gurus Why Meditate? Kundalini Yoga 101 Kundalini Yoga as the Key to Unlocking the Power of the Enneagram What is White Tantric Yoga? Is Kundalini Yoga Dangerous? 15 Benefits of Long Deep Breathing/ Τα 15 οφέλη της βαθειάς μεγάλης αναπνοής Excerpts from the Aquarian Teacher Seven Misconceptions About Your Yoga Practice (3HO) What Homeless Shelters and Refugee Camps…

  • Enneagram

    The Mysterious Origins of the Enneagram

    Where did the Enneagram come from? It’s a very simple question with a very complex answer. Why? Because there are many facets to the enigmatic Enneagram. It’s a symbol, a typography of human personality, and a map of human consciousness. The knowledge unfolded in layers, so to understand its origins, you need to look at all of its facets.   The Symbol The nine-pointed symbol of the Enneagram can be deconstructed as a circle, a triangle and an irregular hexagon. Each shape has an esoteric spiritual meaning. The shapes map to laws that are referred to as laws of the universe or laws of cosmology. The outer circle of the…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga,  Wellness

    Why You Need to Get Out Of Your Head and Into Your Body to Get the Most Out of Your Personality System

    As published by Truity on January 12, 2021   The Big Five, DISC, Myers and Briggs, the Enneagram — all these personality systems help you understand yourself and other people better. By learning your own personality traits and those of others, you can begin to understand the inherent strengths and potential pitfalls we all possess.   But if you want to take that knowledge and turn it into wisdom, you need to go beyond the personality profiles. You need to understand what it takes to change behavior. And that answer lies in your physical body.   The word “embodiment” is making the rounds in the world of personality systems, psychology…

  • Enneagram

    How Learning a Personality System Made Me a Better CFO

    As published by Truity on January 6, 2021   At the age of 21, I sat for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Two years later, after completing additional requirements, I became a full-fledged CPA.   The exam is technical, encompassing, and onerous. It spans several days and covers subjects ranging from law to business contracts, from mathematical equations to essays on accounting theory. By design, only 20 percent of the people who sit for the exam pass it on any given cycle. In addition to passing the CPA exam, each state has different professional experience requirements you must complete. And then you need to pass an Ethics exam to…

  • Enneagram

    Which Enneagram Personality Type Are You?

    As published by YogiApproved Sept 2020   The Enneagram System of Personality, sometimes referred to as the GPS of wisdom, is an ancient personality typing system that has been gaining momentum over the last decade. Are you a Peacemaker? A Leader? A Helper? When you find out, your life gets easier.   “I thought we were doing fine, and then yesterday out of the blue he said he wants to break up. I’m so confused!”   “My mother calls me a million times a day about every little thing. I’ve told her I’m busy, but she can’t relax. It drives me crazy.” Have you ever wondered, “What was he thinking?”…

  • Wellness

    This is the Recipe I Cook for My Cat

    I love all animals but the truth is, I’m a dog person. Given my dog obsession, it is a surprise when people learn that the cats in my home outnumber the dogs. The story of how a dog lover became a cat owner is here, but the bottom line is that I live with two orange male tabby cats and a female shepherd mix dog.  Because they grew up together, the dog and cats are friends and watching them play during the day has been a nice bit of comic relief during these long stretches at home.   My cat Milo was adopted as a tiny kitten from the San…

  • Wellness

    I Started Intermittent Fasting During the Lockdown… 

    and It Was One of the Best Things I Could Have Done.   I have been reading about intermittent fasting for the last year and even experimented with it at the beginning of 2020.  For those unfamiliar with the topic, intermittent fasting is a way of eating that limits your food intake to specific “windows” or periods of time during the day. The rest of the time you fast and during this time your body repairs and heals. The tradition of fasting is ancient, but the science around this practice is relatively new. In the health and wellness circles, it’s become a trend, and it is easy to see why.…

  • Kundalini Yoga,  Wellness

    How This Simple Three-Minute Practice Can Make Your Lockdown Better

    “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~Lao-Tzu In most of the world, we’ve been in some sort of lockdown for the last two months. It isn’t easy. Some days are better than others, but everyone I talk with describes moments of feeling overwhelmed. We are trying many different things to help stabilize ourselves during this period—journaling, healing circles, support groups, the list goes on. All these can be really valuable, but I’m going to ask for something even simpler. I am going to ask you for three minutes of your day. Because in these three minutes, I can improve your life.   How do I…

  • Uncategorized

    Beating The Coronavirus: It’s All About Endurance

    This was originally published on TinyBudda   When you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill A couple weeks ago the Greek government announced that our quarantine would continue “well beyond April 6th,” the original date for which it had been set. We knew this was coming, but it was still hard to hear.  And it was this same moment that my memories as a long-distance runner came flooding back. Read more.

  • Kundalini Yoga,  Wellness

    Zoom, Zoom Baby!

    This post is in partnership with Elephant Journal. Last week, I took my first live yoga class via Zoom. It’s a bit ironic, since I’ve been teaching yoga via Zoom since November 2019, but this was the first time I sat on the student’s mat and got the “in-class” experience. Like my students have been telling me since I began teaching online… read more.