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It's like the journal I started in 2005, but with less furious scribbles, watermarks from my tears and various snacks....But now I’ve included more field guides, articles, book excerpts, and loads of juicy stuff.

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Sharing Sanity Podcast: BATGAP Interview #1

This week on the Sharing Sanity podcast, we’re sharing the audio from when I was interviewed by Rick Archer for his wonderful interview series called Buddha at the Gas Pump. The audio in the podcast…

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An Interview with Alana Sheeren on WebTalk Radio

This week on the Sharing Sanity podcast, we’re sharing the audio from when I was interviewed by my good friend Alana Sheeren for her WebTalk Radio series Create Your Magical Life. Enjoy!

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The Easiest Way to Say No

​The world—that is, people in the world—are geared toward compromise. This means that when you say no, it is not a welcome movement. It’s almost like you have to talk yourself into it, like you…

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The Power of No

Did you know that NO is a profoundly peaceful movement? Authentic No—as opposed to the Mego* No—is an essential movement for true freedom and fulfillment. That is the beauty of boundaries. In ultimate reality there…

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Lazy? Or Meditating?

Lazy! We all hate that word. But when you are feeling “lazy”, it often means you really just need some time for rest. However, if after a period of “rest” you still feel weary and…

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No Compromise Life Hacks

We had so much great feedback from everyone about the No Compromise video, that we wanted to follow it up with some more practical tips for being able to really dig in to this new…

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A quick tip for being less self-conscious

The Holiday season is a great time to connect with friends and family that you haven’t seen in a long while. And it’s often a time for being self-conscious… and lets face it, we can…

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Love means sacrifice… or does it?

There is an old practice of sacrificing yourself in the name of love. It is a heroic move, a romantic move, and a parental move. Many religions of the world will tell you this is…

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The best way to get it done!

Hard to get it all done in a day? Feeling overwhelmed, drained, exhausted? Figure out what to prioritize and things will get easier. We all have to sleep, eat, and take care of ourselves. We…

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Life hack for when you’re too busy

How can you be a zen master when you have 1000 things to do in the day? Instead of going about each of your activities with a frantic awareness of what comes next, or putting…

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Compromise Is Not Your Only Choice [Video]

Everyone is on about compromise like it’s something so great. It’s not. Compromise doesn’t help anyone, and there are much better things to aim for, like consensus. Consensus is how the universe plays. It’s how…

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Are you secretly addicted to fear?

Many people guide their lives by fear. We are wired to think this is really important, and this is how to keep ourselves safe. But It’s not. You already know that 99% of what you…

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Kiran’s Conversation with Bentinho Massaro

This week on the Sharing Sanity podcast, we’re featuring a conversation between myself and Bentinho Massaro. The audio in the podcast was taken from this YouTube video, published in 2012:

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Oneness vs. Separation

Separation gets such a bad wrap, mostly because it’s painful to be identified with the voices in your head. But there is a sweetness in the simplicity of being a separate body/mind who can sense…

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The secret to healing emotional baggage

Your world is a mirror of your inner life. If the reflections in your mirror are challenging and painful, it is primarily a reflection of tension within you.

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