One of the most valuable bits of advice imparted to me by a former boss came with her thick southern drawl in response to my lamenting an issue with our organization’s culture, “Gita, you need to lead from where you sit.” Simple as her advice was, it has become a mantra in my life. IContinue reading “Lead From Where You Sit”
I think we all struggle on some level with the sense that no one really “gets” us. As I’ve been told frequently lately, “you’re not special.”
There are aspects of my personality that seem to change with time and experience, while others remain fixed. Still others seem to change and then change back in the blink of an eye. The latter experience, my regression into former attitudes and behaviors, is most confounding.
Doubts seem to come along from time to time and when they do, I like to sit back and remember the simple truths.
I am an empath. Sometimes I wish I weren’t, but most of the time it is one of my greatest gifts. Empathy is, “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” – dictionary.com Unlike its sister term “sympathy”, feeling sorrow for another, empathy means to experience the feelings of another, from the inside.Continue reading “How Yoga can Help an Empath”
For five years I have had the great joy of working with fellow devotees of Yogananda at Ananda Sangha Worldwide. Together we have built temples, opened up new frontiers of technology, and mulled over some of life’s big questions. But mostly, we have supported each other’s highest Selves and brought light into the world asContinue reading “Life Marches On”
Chit chatting this morning over the water cooler, a colleague said to me, “We spend the first ten years of our lives having fun. It’s all responsibilities from there.” I was taken aback. Really? Is that true? I walked away wondering why I could not relate to the comment. What is it that I’m doingContinue reading “A Spoonful of Sugar: How to Transform Work Into Play”
How Stress Creates Success There are times in life when stress crosses a tipping point. Last month I reached my maximum overload. Overnight, my part time hours for a full time job, two kids under five, husband, volunteer commitments, financial challenges, and sudden push into public speaking became too much for me. I felt the crushingContinue reading “Say Yes to Stress”
Children today are bombarded with an overwhelming amount of media. The average American child consumes a little more than two hours of screen time every. single. day. My kids get limited screen time. I am practical in my idealism and am not a purist about this issue, but it certainly concerns me. I can seeContinue reading “Meditation for Kids: The Antidote to “Screen Time””
I learned to meditate as a child and my parents are lifelong meditators. I began to take my own practice more seriously when I was 20, but it wasn’t until nine years later that I was really meditating every day. It was an uphill battle, but I can say without hesitation that it has changedContinue reading “5 Secrets to Sustain a Daily Meditation Practice”