• Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga,  Uncategorized

    And Then We Just Move On… (excerpt from The Nine Keys)

      This is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Amelia, Enthusiast (7) married in a 26-year relationship with Jan, Loyalist (6)   “My husband is hilarious and playful with a razor-sharp and millisecond-quick wit. I love that he makes me laugh almost every day and that he is a good and solid man. He is  extremely loyal, dependable and thoughtful. He brings wisdom; I can come to him with a problem, and his insights are wonderful. He models hospitality and generosity, which are not effortless or easy for me. He helps keep me grounded and reigns me in when I start getting too scattered with my many activities and projects.…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    The Tender Marine (excerpt from The Nine Keys)

      This is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Photocredit: Josh Christophersen Sydney, Peacemaker (9) in a 2-year relationship with Richard, Leader (8) “I value Richard’s strength and decisiveness, and the fact that we share great conversation, a sense of humor and much laughter together. He is fiercely and uncompromisingly principled, and I can count on him to do the right thing. He came from a very painful childhood in which even his basic survival was threatened, but he came out not only strong and independent, but also surprisingly tender at times. His tenderness is made all the more sweet because it is occasional and not smothering. He is a…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    Ordinary People (excerpt from The Nine Keys)

     This is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Anita, Achiever (3), formerly in a 30-year relationship with Donald, Peacemaker (9)   “The traits which attracted me to Donald were his wonderful sense of humor, his intelligence, his unflappable sense of calm, his ability to  “not sweat the small stuff”, his support and his stability.  I met Donald very young–we went to the same elementary school and were about one year apart academically.  We began dating when he was in high school.   Energetically, we were opposites. The notation under my picture as student body president in our school’s yearbook read, “Rushing madly and incessantly about, she is always doing something…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    Till Death Do Us Part…(excerpt from The Nine Keys)

     This is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Elsa, Perfectionist (1) married in an 18-year relationship with Lars, Enthusiast (7) “I was with my husband for 18 years (married 15 years and 2 days) before he died suddenly of a massive heart attack. We were both 44 years old. I still miss him beyond words just over 5 years later. We had both been in active recovery from addiction for a couple of years before we got together as a couple so we had the advantage of being in a very conscious relationship.   There are so many things I loved about my husband…He was quick on the uptake, brilliant…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    Dancing with the Bones of a Skeleton (excerpt from The Nine Keys)

      This is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Henry, Peacemaker (9) married in a 17-year relationship with Prisha, Perfectionist (1) “I love so many things about my wife… Prisha sets high standards and lives by them.  Her integrity is unquestionable. She can be the most considerate and thoughtful person I have ever known. She has a bubbly, self-effacing, charming sense of humor that could never offend anyone. She is both spontaneous and funny!   She has great taste in clothing, decorating and furnishing. My wife is extremely well organized and keeps clutter to a minimum. Prisha inspires others with her vision and her charisma. She is an excellent public speaker.…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    People Think I’m a Robot… (excerpt from The Nine Keys)

     This is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Sandy, Investigator (5) formerly married in a 6-year relationship with Marco, Investigator (5) “People think I’m a robot underneath, but I’m really more like a nebula. I am always trying to understand the structure of my nature, but I know that the human suit I’ve been assigned to contextualize my shape is wrong. That feeling of discrepancy eats at me to the core. From a young age, I felt at odds with the people around me– my schoolmates, neighbors, and so forth. When I was really young, I’d climb up on the counter and push the medicine cabinet mirror towards the main…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    The Tuna Incident…(excerpt from The Nine Keys)

     The following is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Charlotte, Leader (8) married in a 20-year relationship with Oliver, Helper (2) “We were 26 years old when we met and each going through difficult times. His kindness, softness and tenderness, despite my constant resistance, was what won my heart… He knew somehow that my hard shell was just that, a shell. He saw through it whereas other people didn’t. Or others saw it, decided they could not break it and walked away. He was persistent. And that won me over. Somehow I felt he passed the test. My husband is stable, reliable, self-sacrificing and wants the best for his family.…

  • Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga

    And the Winner Is… (excerpt from The Nine Keys)

      This is an excerpt from “The Nine Keys” Dorothy, Helper (2) married in a 9-year relationship with Alex, Achiever (3)   “My husband is responsible, focused, adaptable, diverse in his interests and a wonderful mix of stable and adventurous. Alex has a huge heart and is a truly kind and caring person. He is a great partner; very conscious of his actions and decisions, and how they impact me, us and our flow.  He can be very sensitive, expressive, affirming, and affectionate.  He is often a great listener and when fully focused, shares heartfelt responses.  He has high self-esteem and a strong drive to be the best in all…

  • living in Greece,  Uncategorized,  Wellness

    How To Get a 70 Euro ($85) Facial for Less Than 1 Euro ($1)

    Shortly after moving to Greece, I began going to a high-end facialist recommended by my friend who is a celebrity chef. Every two weeks for 70 euros (about $85), I’d come out with clean, bright fresh skin. The trick was the AHA treatment, an acid-based solution that exfoliates and brightens your face. For the amount of time I spend in the sun, I felt it was worth it.   But as I’ve transitioned my life away from being a CFO to earn my living as a yoga teacher and author, it has been increasing hard to justify spending 140 euros ($170) a month on my skin. And then I found…

  • Uncategorized

    What is White Tantric Yoga?

    For the Greek translation, scroll down. Για την ελληνική μετάφραση, μετακινηθείτε προς τα κάτω. White tantric yoga is one of the most powerful methods for breaking subconscious blocks (thoughts and thought patterns that hold you back). This yoga form clears up all elements of the subconscious mind so that the actions are based on a clear mind that understands itself.  A person achieves a personal freedom and awareness and thus experiences success.   White tantric yoga was founded by Yogi Bhajan based on the belief that people should be able lead a happy life regardless of the many thoughts and emotions that occur to us throughout the day. Yogi Bhajan…