Feb 26, 2014

Top 10 things I learned from the Dalai Lama today!

Today I attended a special historic event called The Leadership in the 21st Century, a private luncheon and talk with his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at the Space Shuttle Endeavour in the California Science Center. The event was produced by The Lourdes Foundation. There were a lot of Hollywood Celebrities there like Sharon Stone, Jim Carrey, David Foster and government officials like Governor Jerry Brown and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

I had the pleasure to meet and talk to Brendon Burchard, New York Times bestselling author of "The Charge" and "The Millionaire Messenger". I mentioned to him that I am not usually starstruck, since I have been living in LA for so many years, but I was actually very excited and nervous when I recognized him and wanted to meet him. I used my 20 seconds of insane courage and approached him to say hi, after all it is not everyday I encounter the movers and shakers of my industry that I truly admire! It was cute, he was humbly surprise and happy with that comment, as he was just thinking no one in that room was going to recognize him. So who knows, after this maybe I will be quoted on his blog someday! ;-)

Anyway, I was blessed and honored to be in this special event amongst great leaders and of course his sweetness, pureness and playful... his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. So, to summarize my last 4 hours at the event here are...

The Top 10 Things I Learned from the Dalai Lama Today:

1. Invest in education. Teach little children core morals and values.

2. Women need to focus on cultivating and spreading more love and compassion to the world.

3. Give the most comfortable chair to the oldest person in the room. (In this particular case he let Larry King sit on his chair)

4. Learn to respect and appreciate other people's religion and traditions. There is space for everyone, believers and non-believers.

5. Don't go to space yet. Wait until it is safe. :-)

6. It is possible for the next incarnation of the Dalai Lama to be a woman.

7. He reinforced on the importance of investing in educating children and surrounding them with love and affection so they can become happy human beings.

8. If the dog is bigger than you, run fast. ;-)

9. Debate and questioning beliefs and teachings is a healthy thing, with respect of course. (Jim Carry helped him with that one! It was funny!)

10. Carry chocolate and a toothbrush in your briefcase/purse. Share the chocolate. (He shared his Toblerone with Sharon Stone, very cute!)

But seriously now, the most insightful part of being in his presence beyond listening to him answer the questions moderated by journalist Ann Curry and beyond listening to him speak about secular teachings and wisdom was truly to just observe and notice his demeanor, his child-like way of being... there is a certain level of pureness, lightness and jovial attitude about the Dalai Lama.

That was the most impressive part about this very special 78 years old man, to see it in action that he can be so playful, so joyful and so simple and so humble was truly a life lesson and a model for all of us. :-)

Dec 24, 2013

Diana Nyad: Find a Way - Ted Talks

Do you have a dream that is so strong in your heart but you can't find the strength to go after it?

Then you MUST watch this inspiring video by Diana Nyad. A 64 year old woman who became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida, 100 miles... And yes! ...at the age of 64, she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete.

Her advice:
  • It is never too late to go for your dreams!
  • Never, ever give up!
  • Enjoy the journey and be proud of the preparation!
  • Believe in your dream and reach for your horizon!

An inspiring and encouraging video, a reminder to all of us that ANYTHING is possible!

I wish this new year brings you the courage to keep reaching for your dreams, to never give up and to keep believing in yourself, and if you think you can't.... just find a way anyway.

Happy Holidays!

If you like this post, please share it with your friends and family! This could be the Christmas gift they need to help then get out of their own way and go for their dreams!

Share this blog, share this post, share the wealth! :-)

Apr 17, 2013

Self-Love: How do you see yourself? Is it an accurate view?

Are you being too hard on yourself? Self-love is one of the main reasons why we do what we do. Self-love or lack thereof can be a defining factor in where you are in your life! Depending on how much you love and believe in yourself will determine the things you accept in your life... relationships, career, jobs, health and finances!

Take a look at this very interesting video from Dove. It is part of their campaign Real Beauty Sketches!

Hopefully after this video, you will realize there is a lot of self-love needed to be practiced! Can you look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself: "I love you!"???

Try it! It is one of the most powerful exercises to develop self-love! (Warning: it is hard and awkward, but with practice, patience and consistency... anything becomes possible, and you can soon fall in love with yourself)

Want to see your life change? Love yourself more than you have ever loved anyone else!

Love and Light to all,


Mar 8, 2013

Are you Hungry for Change? Can Food Matters shock us again?

All right! I am so excited for the screening of this new documentary movie by Food Matters, produced by James Colquhoun, Laurentine ten Bosch, and Enzo Tedeschi.

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industry don't want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more.

This is going to be awesome! I can already feel it! Check out the workshops that follow the online screening on their website: http://www.hungryforchange.tv/

Secure your spot in the Free Worldwide Online Screening of Hungry For Change!!

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Feb 22, 2013

Ok!!! Are you ready for Google Glass????

So, I just sent a tweet to Google's Project Glass!

Some of you might be thinking... what is she talking about!?

Well, I've got news, everybody! Welcome to the Jetsons Era! Yes, it is here! Some of us might still be shy and hidding from it, but technology has taken over! If you are the kind of person that is just starting to think about getting a smart phone... think again.. because the new thing now is Google Glass!

Check it out!

So are you ready for Google Glass!? How could this make our lives better? How could this make our Mind-Body-Soul's lifestyle better? Share your comments! 

To know more about Google Glass, how it feels, what it does and how to get one one, go to: http://www.google.com/glass/start/

Feb 18, 2013

Debbie Ford & The Shadow Effect

Wow... just got another one of those weird "coincidences" or for those that understands...just got another synchronicity thing happening to me today! 

Yesterday I was watching Marianne Williamson on Super Soul Sunday on YouTube... and started researching her books. Decided to put The Shadow Effect on my wishlist, thinking that maybe someday I will read that book. 

Today I see a post on Facebook that Debbie Ford had passed. Well, I decided to Google who she was because I didn't know much about her. When I suddenly realized she also wrote The Shadow Effect!!! Wow, I guess that means I do need to read that book, huh? It always amazes me when these synchronicities happens.

Well, I also discovered there is a movie for the book as well! Check out the trailer and don't miss the last video, the interactive edition preview!

Preview The Shadow Effect Special Interactive Edition

I look forward to watching the movie and to read the book! Maybe this is the missing link for all of the spiritual teachings I have learned! Join me and post your comments on your experience with your shadow work! 

Thank you Debbie Ford for all your work. May your soul be with light, peace and love! Here is a beautiful message her sister posted today: http://store.debbieford.com/pages.php?pID=98

Feb 17, 2013

Powerful message about Forgiveness, Acceptance and Allowing!

Author Marianne Williamson has been a spiritual friend and counselor to Oprah for many years, and her advice has sometimes taken Oprah by surprise. Watch as Oprah remembers a time where Marianne counseled her to pray for someone who harmed her—and experiences an emotional aha! moment onstage. Then, watch as Marianne explains the principle of divine compensation and how the universe will always return what someone wrongfully took from you.


Feb 11, 2013

What does Vulnerability have to do with Innovation Creativity and Change?

Brene Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

Vulnerability is the birthplace of Innovation Creativity and Change!

Jan 24, 2013

Are we ever going to run out of creativity?

When you think you have already seen everything...

It is amazing how creative the human brain can be... check out this video and whenever you feel like there is nothing else to be created... think again!

Hope you will feel inspired and know that creativity is inside of all of us! Now go create something you have always wanted and share it with the world! :-)


Dec 28, 2012

You don't need to struggle!

I am a fan of Teal Scott and her teachings! Her YouTube channel is The Spiritual Catalyst. Check it out!

“It has been said that if there is no struggle, there is no progress. But struggle implies that you are faced against the current of source, which is always flowing in the direction of your every desire. It is not struggle that creates progress, it is allowing yourself to flow in the direction of what you desire that creates progress. Struggling is a learned behavior. It is a learned behavior because it does not come naturally to any being. The real struggle that we face, is un-learning our attachment to the idea that struggle creates progress. The real struggle that we face is re-learning how to allow ourselves to flow in the direction of our desires; WITH the current of source.” Teal Scott

Dec 7, 2012


Just wanted to share with you a great website that has lots of inspiring tools and information. Hopefully someday Awareness Anthology will be like en*theos!  ;-) Meanwhile, check it out: www.entheos.com

Enjoy it! Live love and grow... today!

Nov 6, 2012

Meditation to Create Abundance

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Mindful Moment

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Jun 13, 2012

New Look

Hey everyone, I just redesigned my blog! Still a work in progress, so stay tuned for new stuff coming soon!!! Hope you like the new look! Please comment and let me know what you think! If you like my blog please share it with your friends and help me spread the word! Have a great day!

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