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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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?”…

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    Excerpts from The Aquarian Teacher

    In this series, I’m excerpting sections from The Aquarian Teacher, by Yogi Bhajan. This is the book we used from my Kundalini Yoga teacher training. During Kundalini Yoga teacher training, we were introduced to the five stages on the path of wisdom. These stages are excerpted from page 218 of “The Aquarian Teacher” by Yoga Bhajan.   The Five Stages on the Path of Wisdom   Saram Pad The “honeymoon period” when we consciously enter a relationship with our spirit and our spiritual path. We are happy. We have left the pain of the past and feel the freshness of a new life on the spiritual path. We have found…

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    The Nine Keys Introduction (a sneak preview)

    Για Ελληνικά, πηγαίνετε εδώ Introduction: When I was 23 years old, I moved from Los Angeles, California to Boston, Massachusetts to be part a new East Coast office for the CPA firm I was working for at the time. Shortly after arriving, I started dating an attractive Boston chef. He was charming, affectionate and attentive and since we met as housemates, we were always together. And then, about 7 months into our relationship, I learned he was stealing money from me. He would forge checks from my checkbook and then steal my bank statements so I wouldn’t understand what was happening.   On the day it all came to light,…

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    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.…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…