It's easy to forget that we are all perfect in our own design. Sometimes we muck it up with habits and choices that do not serve us. 

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How To Develop More Trust and Faith In The Universe

We all want to control everything but when we have faith that the universe will take care of us, we often get what is best for us.

When we try to force everything, we actually push it away. If you just observe life around you, you'll notice the proof that the universe knows what it's doing.

How do you NOT have faith in the universe? Where is your attention right now? Are you focusing too much on the future?

Focus on all the times where things worked out. We tend to think too much about what is not working out. And we keep thinking what SHOULD be.

Trust that the universe knows what is really best for you.

Surrender and live in peace.

In this video, I discuss how to develop more trust in the universe.

Creating Form for an Experience

Playdough. You know, that putty-like stuff you turn into things? . . . well, that’s YOU! The playdough is light and what you’ve created is . . .oh, just everything in reality!  

Everything is light made into form to deliver you an experience. For example, you may have an ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend that in their essential selves are light that you turned into a form to deliver you the experience of what love isn’t. Some of you took light and turned it into the form of a present partner who is delivering the experience of what love is. Ultimately, you are at the source of the experience. 

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Your Dream is Your Sign

If you're waiting for a sign... you no longer need to wait. The dream you have for your life IS your sign!

In this Short Answer, Dr. Sue shares how the dreams that rise to our consciousness come as messages from our true, Soulful Self. The images, thoughts, sparks of inspiration we receive ARE the signs we've been waiting for and it's our task to train our mind to listen for these messages and bring them out into the world.

Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: Being Vulnerable

Even if it takes years, it is important to heal the wounded places, so we can recover the full use of our heart. For the parts of our heart that are left wounded and unresolved remain preoccupied and not available for us to use in living. If unprocessed, the wounded places become dark and hard. Being vulnerable allows us to recover our heart, because being vulnerable and tender allows our wounds to soften and heal.

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Resolve To Live Mindfully in 2022

The soothing S.N.A.P. method can help you meet whatever challenges the New Year brings with mindful self-compassion


According to one recent poll, more than half of people surveyed say one of their New Years resolutions will be to take more vacation time in 2022 than they did in 2021. That’s a wonderful idea to recharge, refresh and get more happiness and joy out of life.

There’s something else we can do to help us be more resilient in 2022 — even when the crap hits the fan. I’m talking about practicing mindfulness and mindful self-compassion.

Research shows that practicing mindfulness in everyday life can help us feel less distracted, reduce anxiety, improve memory and concentration and better manage crises like dealing with the pandemic. Mindful self-compassion can even give us a leg up when it comes to keeping New Year’s resolutions!

Studies show that people that are compassionate toward themselves are more likely to try again when they fail to achieve a goal. They don’t see failure as a blow to their self-concept. They recognize that everyone fails, and see failure is a growth opportunity.

Want to be more mindful and compassionate with yourself? Try the S.N.A.P. method:

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How to Make Meaningful Resolutions

After almost two years of pandemic, we all have hopes for a better New Year. Here are some ideas to help you create new beginnings.


For almost two years, people have faced losses and challenges of the pandemic. For some, the disruptions have brought struggles and setbacks. Others have found ways to use the time to plan and improve their lives through goals and resolutions. One upside: many people are learning to let go of worrying about things they can’t control. Instead, they’re focusing on personal goals that are attainable, resulting in more people achieving what they set out to do, a recent survey found.

Goals are great because they give you direction. Maybe you need to lose some weight and increase your level of energy, vitality, and health. Maybe you want to develop some new relationships or strengthen, build, or heal some existing ones. You might want to go back to school or just learn something new.

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Do You Feel Seen and Heard?

"The song is ended, but the melody lingers on."
—Irving Berlin

For many of us, the holidays are a complicated time. So many emotions come up. So many memories flood our brains. It almost requires a daily practice to keep them all in check and from bubbling over.

I’ve found that this time of year requires a delicate dance. You may be feeling festive, joyful, or celebratory one moment, and then all of a sudden feel flooded with emotions from holidays of the past. You may find yourself missing people who are no longer part of your life, longing for traditions you no longer have, or struggling to implement new traditions. You may find yourself caught up in the madness and then find yourself trying to do your part to do less and keep it simple.

I find myself really cognizant of people’s swirling emotions at this time of year. Some fear that they can’t give what others are giving, others are anxious about not being able to keep up or keep it all together. I’m also mindful of my own emotions. One moment I’m decorating the tree with my granddaughter, laughing and dancing to Christmas songs, and the next moment I’m overwhelmed by memories of my kids when they were little and tears fill my eyes.

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Five Things You Need To Do Now to Prepare For The Winter Solstice!

As the days get shorter and shorter, we approach the Winter Solstice – the day of the year with the fewest hours of sunlight (in the Northern hemisphere). This special day represents the changing of the seasons and the start of winter. It reminds us that all living things need sunlight and gives us the opportunity to welcome light into our lives by celebrating the absence of it. 

Sunlight is necessary for all things to grow. It gives us vitality and energy. We cannot have life as we know it without sunlight. So when the sun is out of sight on the longest nights of the winter, it’s a beautiful reminder to be grateful for the light in our lives. No matter if the days are getting longer or shorter in your part of the world, this pivotal day can help us connect to Spirit and live aligned with the cycles of nature. 

These moments where the seasons change anchor in us the felt experience that we can never be disconnected from nature. We are intrinsically linked to her cycles. Each solstice brings its own unique energy and gifts. If you’re looking for a Winter Solstice ritual to help mark this important moment, I’ve created this guide to help you get the most out of this special December solstice. 

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How to Use Journaling to Resolve Emotions

Vent. Reflect. Resolve. Writing Is Good for Your Emotional Health.


How do you express yourself when your emotions are hot? Do you yell, cuss, stamp your feet or slam doors?

Throwing a fit may feel like a release in the moment, but it can leave you feeling worse, or doing damage control on relationships.

On the other hand, bottling up strong emotions is no good either. Emotions are energy, and energy cannot be destroyed, only converted. Strong feelings unexpressed will soak into your energy system and cause more problems later. It’s like spilling red wine on the couch. You better get it up quick or it may never come out!

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How To Deal with the Feelings of Loneliness

We have all felt moments of loneliness in life.

That sense of feeling disconnected to yourself, those around you and nature. It’s painful to feel that you are the only one going through your experience, or that no one understands your pain.

The truth is that you are not alone. There are millions of people around the world going through what you are and feeling similar emotions this very second. There are billions of people in the past that have as well.

We may seem different on the surface in terms of religion, skin color, political beliefs, but at our core we all share the same humanity, the same desires, the same fear, concerns and pain.

We all want to love and be loved.

When stuck in the feeling of loneliness, take a look and see if you are obsessing about yourself. This creates a sense of feeling disconnected from all those around you.

The loneliness may also be a signal about certain things in your life that aren’t working which you need to pay attention to and change.

What is it that you might need to change?

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Owning Your Power

Do you know that you let people treat you in such a disrespective way because you are afraid of the energy inside of you, afraid of using your voice and stepping into your truth? Some of you have allowed people in your life to treat you horribly. 

It’s time to recognize that you deserve to be treated respectively. It doesn’t matter what the relationship dynamic is, if it’s not respectful, it’s not in alignment with you.  There is no excuse for bullying or intimidation. 

It’s important to understand that you need to start advocating on your behalf. Some of you are so removed from what self-respect and self-love feels like that you don’t know where to start. 

The reason you are afraid is because you are afraid of the anger that’s inside of you. Stepping into your truth is you being like everyone else around you that you can’t stand, like the raging mom or the raging dad. 

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Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: What It Means to Perceive

There was a particular moment of perception that transformed me completely. I had had a bone-marrow sampling and a spinal tap during the same hospital visit. Afterward, I was sent home a bit battered and told to lie still for six to eight hours, because moving before the spinal fluid had a chance to regenerate would cause a migraine. Well, it was hard for me to be still, and every time I moved, I was thrust back down on the couch in pain.

It was as if the force of life was insisting that I be still. When I was, I finally looked out the window to see an apple tree in my front yard. I had seen this tree a hundred times, yet never really looked at it. Now, unable to move without inducing pain, I was forced into a moment of indigenous perception. Seeing the apple tree freshly, it came alive, and I listened to the tree for the very first time.

Strange as it was, the apple tree spoke to me, not in words but with a bare presence that said, “When you survive this, there will be no more making things up. When you survive, you will only bear witness to the truth of things as they are.”

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Holidays: Fraught or Fun?

What comes to mind when you think about the holidays?

Do you groan, feeling burdened by all you have to do? Do you dread going shopping for gifts or cleaning up after Christmas or Chanukah or Kwanzaa or other holiday celebrations?

Or, do you feel a sense of fun, delight, and joy in the celebrating and in the giving and receiving?

Which part of you is in charge of the holidays - your judgmental, ego wounded self or your spiritually connected loving adult?

Think for a moment about the little child in you - the child who may have loved the holidays. What delighted you about Christmas or Chanukah or Kwanzaa or other holiday celebrations? Most kids are really excited about receiving gifts, but many children also feel equally excited about giving gifts. Did you enjoy decorating your house?

Or, were the holidays a sad time, a time of heartbreak due to not having enough money? Or a time of loneliness due to the loss of a loved one? Were they a time of stress in your family? Was there abuse around holiday times?

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Money Motivation and How to Change Your Financial Future

Money motivation can come to us in many different ways and it all comes from our awareness surrounding our finances. For many of us, our bills and mounting debt can be enough to keep us motivated to earn money. 

But if you are sick of being on a rollercoaster of lack in your money, then it’s time to look into how to motivate yourself to make money beyond what you need on a day-to-day basis. Shifting from financial scarcity to financial abundance. 

In this post, I’m going to help kickstart this process for you. 

And I’m here to tell you no matter what your financial situation is today you can find the motivation to get money and fuel your future wealth creation. 

So, let’s get right into it. 

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If Not Us, Then Who?

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
—Henry David Thoreau

I've Been Thinking...

Who knew what, and when?

That’s the question swirling around Capitol Hill in regards to the January 6 insurrection. In a court of law on Thursday, former President Trump lost again trying to claim presidential privilege when it came to his actions on that fateful day. The judge ruled that, as it turns out, it actually is in the public interest to know who knew what, and when.

That’s good for all of us. It’s good for our country to know who is trying to undermine it, as well as who is trying to protect it. On Monday, the January 6 committee will decide whether or not to hold former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in contempt. I hope they do. He is in contempt, and he should be called out for exactly that.

The anniversary of January 6 is less than one month away, and what an anniversary it will be if we actually wake up to what that day was and is all about. It’s about who we are. It’s about our elections. It’s about our democracy. It’s about what we cherish, what people have fought for and given their lives for. It’s also ultimately about who we want to be moving forward.

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What If Everything Is Alive?

One of the great failures in science is still haunting us, the failure to discover why living things are alive. One of the most promising theories was known as vitalism, which held that some undiscovered “life force” or “spark of life” is what separates living things like trees, cats, and amoebas from non-living things like rocks, water, and salt. Vitalism was once so promising that the Nobel Prize was given to a champion of vitalism, the French philosopher Henri Bergson, in 1927. But significantly, the prize was in literature, since no one, however enamored of vitalism, could provide scientific evidence for any kind of life force.

The tables were decisively turned to the opposite of vitalism, known as functionalism, which breaks life down into processes like metabolism, growth, reproduction, adaptation, evolution and extinction.. That’s where we find ourselves today, which poses a huge problem. Vitalism and functionalism are opposites, which implies that in the game of either/or, if one is false, the other must be true. But unfortunately, functionalism doesn’t explain life, either. It explains how life behaves, which isn’t the same thing.

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Listening To The Messages of Your Intuition or Sixth Sense

If you meet someone new and suddenly feel that they are not trustworthy or mean well towards others. This would be an example of your sixth sense giving you information regarding them before any other senses can pick up on it.  

Other examples are if you suddenly become aware of the danger around yourself without knowing where it's coming from. when there's a feeling in the pit of your stomach, or maybe it's just an overwhelming thought about someone who has been on your mind lately. 

These feelings can come from different sources, but they all have in common that they should always be taken into consideration. Another type of message your intuition may send you is through dreams and premonitions; this can happen while sleeping or even during the day when you're wide awake. Your gut will tell you if these things are essential, so don't ignore them. They all mean something for a reason, whether it be good or bad news.

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Enjoy The Good That Lasts

What doesn’t rust?

The Practice:
Enjoy the good that lasts.

Why?

So many things change. Leaves fall, friends move away, children leave home. My dad died a year ago, and my mom about ten years before that. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting older (darn, there is no fooling the mirror).

The world changes, too. Evolving technologies alter jobs and lives. Elections happen and different people take charge. New restaurants open while others close.

The experience itself is always changing, right at the front edge of now. So are the neural substrates of this moment’s experience, fleeting coalitions of millions of synapses coming into being even as they disperse, while the molecular structures of individual synapses themselves are dynamically constructing and deconstructing in the blink of an eye.

It’s kind of unsettling! Especially if things you care about are changing for the worse at any scale, from a big scratch on a table because someone dropped a plate on it (that was me a few days ago) to a factory closing to the chilling title of an article in Science magazine: “Ecological selectivity of the emerging mass extinction in the oceans.”

And yet.

All around, and under our noses, so many good things last. Recognizing them lifts the heart, and enjoying them for at least a few seconds in a row helps turn passing experiences into lasting psychological resources woven into your own brain. Which among other benefits makes you more able to deal with things that are changing for the worse.

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Precious Moments

Whatever your current age or state of health, you have probably experienced moments when life feels exceedingly ephemeral, as if it could disappear in a split second. This is raw truth. We are here on Earth as human beings for a tiny moment in eternity, yet time itself is always relative—sometimes racing and sometimes “stopped.” As our lives move forward and evolve, we experience the various aspects of life and living and come to know both impermanence and loss. In doing so, our hearts may break, yet we grow wiser. And we begin to see beyond time to eternity itself.

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Defining What Wealth Is

In today’s world, it’s important to have an understanding of what wealth is. So picture this: You lose everything you have. Some of you might be on the verge of it and some of you are a long way away from it. Wherever you are right now, just imagine that you lose everything that you have. 

In the event you lose everything you have, would you still be OK? If the answer is NO, then you are not wealthy. If the answer is yes, then you are wealthy. 

As you evolve, you realize that wealth has nothing to do with money. Wealth has to do with your contribution, the love that you’ve shared, and the lives that you’ve touched. A person who has dedicated their entire lives to helping other people and loving other people will always have a place to sleep and somebody will always feed them at least one meal a day. This is wealth. 

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Weekday Personal Support

Join Panache Desai each weekday morning for support in reconnecting to the wellspring of calm and peace that lives within you and that has the power to counterbalance all of the fear, panic, and uncertainty that currently engulfs the world.

Designed To Move You From Survival and Fear to Safety and Peace. Available Monday - Friday. Meditation begins at 9 AM.  Access early to hear Panache's monologue -  around 8:30 AM. 

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