Step-by-step Chinese Reflexology

Reconnect to Your Inner Brilliance With Chinese Reflexology

Once upon a time, there was a girl who was fierce, adventurous, curious, and confident. She was strong AND sensitive, and followed the beat of her own drum.

Then she was told to be quiet, that she had no worth, that her appearance was all that mattered. She began to doubt herself, to play small, and to ignore her inner voice.

If you’re like so many other women, her story is all too familiar… and painful.

And the consequences of living this story, of enduring years of critical self-talk, can negatively impact your health and wellbeing.

This feeling of insufficiency can lead to energy imbalances at the root of many women’s health issues, including fatigue, migraines, breast lumps, painful periods, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, fibroids and cysts, infertility, premature gray hair, osteoporosis, menopausal symptoms such as insomnia and hot flashes…. and even the common cold.

Begin healing from years of self-doubt, negative self-talk, and ignoring your inner voice

The good news is that the ancient healing art of Chinese reflexology offers relief from these key physical and emotional imbalances — igniting a journey of self-discovery and self-healing.

On Saturday, February 29, Chinese reflexologist and author Holly Tse will share her unique holistic approach of Chinese reflexology and Dragon Spirit meditation to help you reconnect with your brilliance and replenish your body’s Qi during Reconnect to Your Inner Brilliance with Chinese Reflexology: Clear Blocked Energy & Return to Self-Love.

Registration for this virtual event is free. Reserve your space now!

In this hour-long free online event, you’ll discover:

    • The foundations of traditional Chinese reflexology — and how massaging your feet clears energy blocks and assists with emotional healing
    • A step-by-step Chinese reflexology demonstration — with a live model — to walk you through massaging a powerful point on your feet to release negative emotions and realize your inner brilliance
    • Why feelings of insufficiency mean you often work twice as hard, settle for second best, and put others ahead of yourself — and how to turn this around so that you love yourself more and put yourself first
    • Ways to break the habit of pushing yourself to exhaustion so you can replenish your body’s Qi — and feel balanced, resilient, and energized
    • A powerful Dragon Spirit meditation for self-love to reclaim your power and connect with your soul’s perspective on how it sees you and loves you unconditionally

More than anything, Chinese reflexology provides a simple path from powerlessness to reclaiming your body, mind, heart, and spirit — and feeling more love and compassion for yourself.

Don’t miss your chance to learn how you can easily administer reflexology on yourself wherever you are and whenever you need it, to clear energy blocks that lead to health issues, feelings of imbalance, and more…

During Reconnect to Your Inner Brilliance with Chinese Reflexology: Clear Blocked Energy & Return to Self-Love, you’ll learn easy hands-on methods you can use to replenish your Qi (life-force energy), release negative emotions, and realize your inner brilliance.

This event is free but requires registration. RSVP here!

A downloadable recording will be provided later to all who register, whether or not you listen to the scheduled event.


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We hold a vision where, not only are everyone’s basic needs met while living in peace, but the very best in all of us is expressed and humanity’s full creative potential is set free.

Our intention is to share the very best in personal and societal transformation, so that together, step by step, we’re shifting the way we do things on this planet and creating a beautiful world that works for all.

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What You Practice Grows Stronger

How do we change? In this pioneering talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives.

The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger

SHAUNA SHAPIRO, PhD, is a professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education; and is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro lectures and leads mindfulness programs internationally, serves on the Advisory Board of Axialent a leader on Conscious Business, and has brought mindfulness to pioneering companies including Cisco Systems and Google. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters and is co-author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline: A loving approach to raising an emotionally intelligent child. drshaunashapiro.com

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Good Morning, I Love You

Shauna Shapiro is delighted to share with you my new book, Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy.

The roots of this book began when I was 17 and had spinal fusion surgery. This seemingly tragic event propelled me into a lifelong journey into mindfulness. I studied at monasteries in Thailand and Nepal, completed a PhD program, and became a professor researching the effects of mindfulness using rigorous scientific methodology.

One of my biggest discoveries about mindfulness was that kindness is the secret sauce. Mindfulness is not just about paying attention, it is about how we pay attention, with an attitude of kindness. If we pay attention in a critical, judgmental way, we actually shut down the learning centers of the brain and rob ourselves of the resources we need to change. Learning to welcome all of our experience with kindness turns on the learning centers of the brain and gives us the power to face our suffering and transform our lives.

In Good Morning, I Love You, you’ll learn practices of mindfulness and self-compassion that science has proven can rewire your brain and bring about lasting change. Through stories, research, and real-world applications, it provides a roadmap to cultivate your deepest wisdom, clarity, and joy. I invite you to try the practice below from my book.

Compassionate Letter to Myself

  • To begin practicing self-compassion, it can be helpful to write a letter to yourself about a current struggle in your life, or an area where you feel inadequate and want to motivate yourself to change.
  • In this letter, write as if you were talking to a dear friend facing the same concerns as you. How might you respond to your friend? What might you say? How might you support her? Feel the genuine care you have for your friend, and see if you can feel this same care for yourself. Even if you can only let in five percent more kindness toward yourself, it is a start. The key is to begin the shift from being your inner enemy to your inner ally.
  • When you are finished, place the letter in an envelope and mail it to yourself. When you find it in the mail, see if you can receive your own wisdom and kindness, allowing it to both soothe and strengthen you.

Good Morning, I Love You is the fruition of decades of personal meditation practice and rigorous scientific study. These teachings and practices have transformed thousands of lives, including my own. I know they can transform yours.



Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom.

In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement: To Wake Up the World


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Access Your Three Wisdom Centers

Celtic Shamanism, Qigong & the Enneagram

Do you have a particular way of tapping into your inner guidance?

You may have a stronger emotional — or heart sense — when it comes to decision making… Or, your mind may lead the way when you’re struggling with complex life choices… Maybe you often go with your gut, because it registers first when you’re approaching a new situation, and you’ve come to trust it.

Discovering how to “listen to” and integrate the wisdom of all three wisdom centers can enhance your personal life, your spiritual life, and all your relationships.

On Wednesday, January 22, author Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, the founder of MetaIntegral, will invite you to experience the profound clarity, increased feelings of love, and heightened self-empowerment you can access when you learn to tap into each of your wisdom centers and integrate their “whole-body” knowing.

You can register here for Access Your Three Wisdom Centers With Celtic Shamanism, Qigong & the Enneagram: How to Integrate Head, Heart & Hara to Cultivate More Clarity, Love & Authenticity.

During this mind-, heart-, and hara-expanding FREE online event you’ll discover:

  • A powerful integral approach to wholeness — for more clarity, compassion, and authenticity
  • Ancient and modern ways to tune into your 3 wisdom centers (head, heart, and hara or gut) to sync up and embody your “whole-body” knowing
  • The Enneagram’s sacred “architecture” within you as a gateway to greater self-awareness and more easeful, meaningful relationships
  • A glimpse into Qigong’s approach to integrating “the 3 treasures” or wisdom centers
  • A potent exercise to ground you into your 3 wisdom centers and help you access your inner guidance

Discover a powerful approach to wholeness that improves every area of your life

Sean will also share how your powerful wisdom centers can be accessed through the time-tested, diverse approaches taught by ancient wisdom traditions.

You may find, for instance, that the Enneagram helps you tune into your mind’s wisdom to decipher the personalities that cross your life path….

Or that the energetic nature of Qigong can help you cultivate a greater sense of your gut and whole-body knowing…

And that the nature-based, mysticism of Celtic shamanism may feed your heart’s clarity… especially when you’re needing to feel connected to the Earth or to the guidance available to us in spirit realms.

Sean is a global leader in the application of integrative thinking. He’s a prolific writer and editor and has published more than 30 articles and seven books that have helped thousands effectively deal with the complexities of life.

In Access Your Three Wisdom Centers With Celtic Shamanism, Qigong & the Enneagram: How to Integrate Head, Heart & Hara to Cultivate More Clarity, Love & Authenticity, Sean Esbjörn-Hargens will share quick and easy ways to tune into each of your wisdom centers — in the moment — so you can tap your integrated inner knowing throughout your busy day.

 

We hope you’re able to catch the event as scheduled… however, if you register and miss it, you’ll receive a downloadable recording as soon as it’s available.


The Shift Network aim’s to create a sustainable, peaceful, healthy and prosperous world.

We hold a vision where, not only are everyone’s basic needs met while living in peace, but the very best in all of us is expressed and humanity’s full creative potential is set free.

Our intention is to share the very best in personal and societal transformation, so that together, step by step, we’re shifting the way we do things on this planet and creating a beautiful world that works for all.

A network of inspired hearts, awakened minds, and dedicated souls.



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Radical Compassion Challenge: Deepening Our Empathy and Kindness

Imagine what could happen if a community of people from all over the world were to dedicate themselves to putting compassion into action—every single day!

That’s our vision for the Radical Compassion Challenge: A 10-Day Journey to Awaken Our Hearts and Bring Healing to Our World—a brand-new, free online event, hosted by Tara Brach.

Our intention for this free online event is to start the new year with a “radical resolution” on a collective level, supporting each other in a commitment to deepening our empathy and kindness, healing our relationships, and bridging societal divides.

Each day will bring you a teaching session with your host Tara Brach—including an original guided meditation and a practical “compassion-in-action” challenge—followed by an inspiring interview with guests featuring:

Maria Shriver, bestselling author and journalist, on how each one of us is poised to play our unique role in the betterment of society and the healing of our world. Airing January 21.

 

Van Jones, CNN commentator and bestselling author, on his lifelong efforts for social reform and his realization that activism must be grounded in compassion if it’s to be effective. Airing January 30.

 

Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, the bestselling author and pioneering teacher who almost left medical school because of the lack of compassion in mainstream medicine. Tune in on January 22 to hear why he stuck with it.

 

Krista Tippett, founder and CEO of The On Being Project—Tune in on January 29 for her insights into finding the courage to face the pain and suffering of others when we would much rather turn away.

And if you’d like lifetime access to all of the teachings and practices you’ll discover during this event, we have a special upgrade package available as well.

We’re looking forward to this opportunity to engage our compassion for the collective good—and we look forward to seeing you on January 21, 2020 when we kick things off!


Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom.

In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement: To Wake Up the World


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Hearts and Hands

Hearts and Hands: Leaning Tree is America’s favorite greeting card that are beautifully crafted and feature original artwork by outstanding independent artists from across the country and around the world.

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Six Ways to be Mindful Each Day

By definition, being mindful is a state of awareness focusing on the present moment. When we are present, we are able to live in a beautiful state.

Making small, mindful shifts in your day-to-day life can lead to big shifts in the overall quality of life you live.

THE NEW BRAND OF MINDFULNESS

Have you had any experience with Eastern philosophy? Or have you ever been to a yoga class? Actually, have you ever just browsed through Instagram? Then chances are you’ve heard the word “mindful,” perhaps many times. It’s use has grown tremendously over the past decade, with a sharper increase starting about 4-5 years ago. But what exactly does it mean to be mindful?

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Like many definitions, it all depends on who you ask. For some, it’s about living in a meditative state, that is, one that is thoughtful and calm. For others, it’s more about being present and not judging others in the world around you. But the common thread that runs through every definition is that mindfulness is an ideology.

For me, the importance is about putting that ideology into action, and doing so in a way that is practical. Because ethos and ideology are the perfect backdrop to living in a beautiful state, but if you don’t have conventional ways to apply it to everyday life, then it’s all for naught.

So what is the conventional wisdom for practicing mindfulness? How do you apply it to everyday life? Try asking yourself these simple questions, and you’ll begin to see how making such small shifts in your life can lead to big results:

WHAT’S IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET?

Open your medicine cabinet and take a look at the products you use on a daily basis. Do you know what their ingredient list is? Do you know where they come from or how they were made?

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It’s easy to shop blindly – to purchase a product based on the prominence of the brand or the appeal of the label. But so many of the sprays, makeup, gels, lotions and formulas we are putting on our bodies on a regular basis may actually be doing more harm than good.

Toxins and chemicals are a big part of the problem. From parabens to phthalates and aluminum, the chemicals used in a number of common health products are leeching into our bodies and wreaking havoc. Know what is in your shampoo. Find out what your shower gel and shaving cream are made out of. That lotion you use to moisturize – does it have any harmful chemicals? What about your deodorant, or your lipstick or aftershave?

You can also be mindful by asking what went into developing the product you are using. Sadly, despite the big steps we’ve made in the past 20 years to reduce animal-testing, an inhumane practice that perpetuates suffering, a number of companies still use it. I, personally, do not want to purchase a product that in any way supports this cruelty. I want to live in a world that chooses compassion and kindness over anything else. So I choose brands that are in alignment with those values as well. You can find out which companies do not use animal testing here.

WHERE DOES YOUR FOOD COME FROM?

This part of mindfulness isn’t about restriction or reduction. And it’s not about saying “be mindful of that piece of cake you are eating, ask yourself if you are really hungry or are trying to comfort yourself.” While I can appreciate the ideology behind that, sometimes you just want to indulge. Everything in moderation, right?
This is about knowing what is in your food and where it comes from. Are you eating processed food loaded with additives and preservatives? Or are you nourishing your body with whole foods that are truly clean? Are you buying organic and local? Or are your foods treated with pesticides?

Make it a point to read the ingredients label and take note of what you are putting into your body. This will make you more in-tuned with your habits and patterns, and help you make better decisions when it comes to how you fuel and energize your body.

WHAT DOES YOUR BODY NEED?


Exercise should be a vital part of your day, even if only for 20 minutes. It not only has a number of well-known physical benefits, it can also enhance your mental and emotional state. But being mindful doesn’t mean pushing yourself to go all-out on the treadmill, or pressuring yourself to bike 50 miles when you are exhausted. It means paying attention to your body and asking yourself what you really need.

When I need to energize myself, I opt for a brisk run outside. If cardio sounds like too much for my body that day, but I still have energy, I’ll choose a challenging yoga class. Or when I’m feeling a little more subdued, and my body is asking for a recovery day, I’ll take a walk. Then there are still some other days where stress and restlessness beg to be released with a really intense cardio session.

Being mindful isn’t about forcing yourself to work out every day. It’s about taking note of how your body feels and giving it what it needs. Make it a point to assess your physical state every morning. Not only will you become more in tune with your needs, you will be able to take care of yourself in an entirely new way.

HOW DO YOU FEED YOUR MIND?

Do you get news updates on your phone? How often do you stream live news coverage on your computer? Does morning and evening news bookend your day?

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While it’s important to be aware of what’s happening in the world around you, it’s also important to be mindful of what type of news you are consuming. Odds are, the news you are reading and listening to revolves around death, destruction and devastation. After all, there’s a phrase about the news – “if it bleeds, it leads.” Because bad news sells.

But it’s important to take note of what this constant exposure to violence and negativity is doing to your mental and emotional state.

British psychologist, Dr. Graham Davey, told the Huffington Post that exposure to negative and violent media could actually have long-lasting psychological effects. In fact, Davey maintains that “viewing negative news means that you’re likely to see your own personal worries as more threatening and severe, and when you do start worrying about them, you’re more likely to find your worry difficult to control and more distressing than it would normally be.”

Tony tells us to constantly strive to feed our minds. He tells us that every single day, we must stand guard at the doors to our mind and take a proactive approach to what we allow in.

What’s wrong is always available, but so is what’s right – educational podcasts, biographies of great men and women, personal development programs. Every opportunity you have, whether it’s in the car on the way to work, or unplugging 30 minutes before sleep, opt to feed your mind with something that empowers, educates and enlightens. You will be amazed at what a difference it can make in the long run.

ARE YOU BEING COMPASSIONATE WITH YOURSELF?

Be gentle with yourself.

There are enough external forces in the world that are simply out of our control. And there is enough negativity to overcome without bringing it on ourselves. Yet so many of us are our own worst critics. We see flaws when we look in the mirror. We beat ourselves up for not having accomplished enough. We get down on ourselves for not performing as well as we believe we should have.

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But by focusing on the negative we only exacerbate the problem. And by compounding the issue at hand, we disempower ourselves. Take note of what you say to yourself when you look in the mirror. Take a moment to reflect on how hard you are on yourself. And when you find yourself becoming your own worst enemy, stop, and make the mental shift. Immediately change your words, thoughts and patterns into something positive and empowering. By finding a new direction that is more productive, you will find new opportunities for growth.

Take care of yourself. Be gentle, with your words, your thoughts and your actions.


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IS IT LOVE OR EGO?

Throughout the day, be mindful of where your thoughts, feelings, words and actions are coming from. Ask yourself, is this coming from my ego? That is, my need to be special, better and unique? Or is it coming from a place of love? If it is coming from a place of love, then this is your authentic self.

Is it love, or is it ego? This question can be applied for everything from why you want to pursue a certain goal, to how you react when your partner does something you don’t agree with. Either way, it will help you shed the layers that mask your authentic self, and help you understand who you truly are on a more intimate level.

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Science of Happiness Course

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Science of Happiness Course

Transcript:

DACHER KELTNER: Imagine that scientists have created a happiness machine, a machine that could make you happy as you’d like with just the push of a button.

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Would you use it?

Would you push the button?

I have asked that question of my students for years, and most of them say no.

Most of them want to find true happiness on their own, in a genuine way.

But how do you do that?

EMILIANA SIMON-THOMAS: That’s where science comes in.

For the past decade, researchers have been developing a roadmap for the pursuit of happiness, suggesting, for instance that roughly 40% of our happiness is determined not by our genes,
but by our daily activities.

It’s up to you.

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I’m Emiliana Simon Thomas.

DACHER KELTNER: And I’m Dacker Keltner.

Here at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, we’ve been part of the scientific movement to identify the sources of a happy, meaningful life.

And we’ve made some valuable discoveries.

And we would like to share these findings with you, to help you unlock the secrets to a happier life, healthier relationships, stronger communities.

EMILIANA SIMON-THOMAS: That’s where this course comes in.

The science of happiness is the first MOOC to teach this research, with presentations from some of the world’s top experts on the subject, like Sonya Lyubomirsky, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Paul
Ekman, and Barbara Frederickson.

They’ll join us in covering topics like mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude.

DACHER KELTNER: Together we’ll tour this field that some call positive psychology.

We’ll explore why writing down things you’re grateful for can strengthen your immune system, and improve your sleep.

How meditation can actually change your brain for the better.

And why spending money on others is actually better for your happiness than spending on yourself.

EMILIANA SIMON-THOMAS: Along the way, we’ll devote special attention to the links between happiness and human connection– kindness, a commitment to something greater than yourself.

DACHER KELTNER: But we’re going to do more than tell you about the science of happiness.

We’re going to help you experience it firsthand.

Each week you’ll try out research tested method for boosting happiness, and strengthening your meaningful connection to others.

You’ll be able to track your progress over time, and discuss it all with your classmates.

EMILIANA SIMON-THOMAS: So please join us for the Science of Happiness.

We’ll put the secrets to happiness at your fingertips, with just the click of a button


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The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.


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Move Into Gratitude

In this video, Neale Donald Walsch describes how to move from judgement and into Gratitude

The Only Thing That Matters

Join critically acclaimed author of the best-selling Conversations with God series, and spiritual teacher Neale Donald Walsch for a very special 2-hour Online Event.

The Only Thing that Matters: An Evening with Neale Donald Walsch

Ninety-eight percent of the people on this planet are spending 98% of their time on things that don’t matter. Wouldn’t you like to find out how to be part of the 2% who are showing up as the grandest and greatest version of themselves?

Learn about what Neale calls “The Willingness Toolbox,” which includes lessons in gratefulness and gratitude, re-contextualization, compassion, forgiveness foregone and meditation.

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