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Far too often words have been minced and the truth has been lost. So, hey there you! I am talking to you! So listen!

Are you happy? What are you doing with your life? Are you being true to yourself? Yes, I am just coming straight out and asking you this point blank. What do you want? Who are you? What is your life for?

Are you waiting for the right moment, the opportune time, the stars to align? Is your life passing you by? Does every birthday go by leaving you a year behind on you having achieved what you know you could have achieved by now? What are you doing with your life? Are you living your life authentically? Are you speaking your truth? Are you?

Recently I lost someone I knew very well. He ended his life, what seemed like, quite suddenly. Like too many others before him, he was gone, and so was his potential. What seemed sudden to me wasn't so sudden for him. He had been suffering silently, bottling up his true pain, depression and sadness for decades.

His loss made me...

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The Crown Chakra Meditation

Richa Badami
The Crown Chakra Meditation
11:58
 

The Crown Chakra reaches the heights of spirituality. It connects us with our indelible and permanent divinity, and is the source of healing energy in the human energy system. The chakras act as a ladder to love, spirituality, and healing, from the base energy of the Root Chakra, which anchors us in life, to the more refined spiritual energy of the Crown Chakra. Like all other energy centers in the human energy system, the Crown Chakra exists as a vestigial core of potential until it is activated.

The Crown Chakra opens when we have attained psychological maturity and spiritual development. The opening of the Crown Chakra coincides with a time in our lives when we may have to face several difficult personal choices and external life challenges. These ultimately bring us spiritual insights and a greater sense of what we are capable of, and what our higher purpose might be. For many, such realizations are often seen as a form of "midlife" crisis – enlightenment often leads us to...

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Richa Interviews Dr. Laura Hills

Richa sits down with Dr. Laura Hills, author and president of The Blue Pencil Institute, to discuss Hills' 4 Pillars of Professional Communication. 

 Dr. Hills is a highly accomplished educator, having worked in the field to one extent or another for 30 years. She says, "At the core of everything, knowing how to communicate well and build successful relationships is the key to everything."

Not only does Dr. Hills discuss the 4 fundamental pillars of communication, she also explains the history behind the name of her company, "Blue Pencil Insititute."

This interview is not only fun and entertaining, it's highly informative as Dr. Hills gives viewers a little communication exercise to work through.

If you are searching for ways to improve the lines of communication within your personal or professional life, you don't want to miss Richa's interview with Dr. Laura Hills.

 

Watch on YouTube & Subscribe to Richa's Channel

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The Daily Pause #7

There is ample stress all over the place in our life; stress is always available, but never imposed on us. We choose stress. The pause on the other hand is also an option. In the pause, we give our minds a rest so it can pivot and choose one experience over another. How will you choose?

 
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One Broken Mom

The last blog post I wrote was called Beauty of Broken. I have been exploring the theme of 'integration' a lot this year. To me, integrating is assimilating the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of the self.

Last week, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by my dear friend Ameé Quiriconi for her podcast, One Broken Mom. The podcast is available on all podcast platforms and a video format of the interview is available on YouTube as well.

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Beauty of Broken

Could you imagine taking something that is broken, and instead of discarding it, creating something totally new and even more valuable with it?

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing what is broken. A ceramic bowl broken into many pieces is artistically put back together with each crack and vein of the joints filled in with lacquer and then topped off with powdered gold dust. Also called “the art of joinery” and “golden joinery”, this process creates a whole new artifact, significantly greater in value than the sum of its broken parts. 

Think about this for a moment.

According to the philosophy of Kintsugi, it is in the repair of that which is broken that true and lasting beauty lies. The key is not denying the broken, but rather embracing the broken parts, and even celebrating them, sharing them and putting them on display for others to cherish. 

When I see this from the perspective of personal transformation, I think of relationships that have...

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PRIMAL

God, grant us the power to use the voices we have been given

Forgive us our trespasses

Om Namah Shivaya

Destroy to recreate our world

Allah-u-Akbar

Praise be to Allah

God is great

Dear lord, give me the courage

To stand with, and for my brothers and sisters

Jai Ma Durga, Goddess Kali

Ride the tiger and roar

Give me the wisdom to take action

 

It matters not where you were the day this chapter began

It matters what you did when the time came 

No more memory mutations

Dressing up history into what lets us sleep at night

Be uncomfortable get busy

It’s time to clean up the messes of mass hurt and hatred

No more you first after me

No more gag order, silence and strangling

Mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers wailing

 

Primal is my rage

Primal is the stage

We find ourselves in

This time and age

 

Primal is my fear

Primal is my love

For you, he/him,

They/them, she and her

 

Enough of the white noises

Of the white voices of supremacy

The oppression and...

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The Diamond Within

Richa Badami
The Diamond Within
17:54
 

Your inner divine self innately knows the gifts and talents that you possess but you have not connected with that part of yourself in a while or just need to get reconnected. In this meditation, you will, through your breath, intention and inner power, clear the blocks that obstruct your access to your diamond within. Richa will guide you back to the diamond within that is your true, most aware and truthful self.

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Fountain of Creativity

Richa Badami
Fountain of Creativity
15:13
 

This meditation will help you tap into the source of creativity within you that is at the seat of your 3rd eye chakra - the Ajna chakra, at the center of your forehead. In this guided visualization meditation you will open up your intuitive and creative energy centers. See with your 3rd eye, the eye that sees what the other two cannot, your limitless potential to manifest your intentions for you, your family, community, country, and the planet.

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Gratitude Meditation

Richa Badami
Gratitude Meditation
17:26
 

You will get centered and grounded by the abundance of love and gratitude you discover within you. Despite the ups and down in the day and in life, there is still a place in you that is open to new possibilities. This meditation will guide you to that place and help to open your heart. Seize this opportunity to bless and release what doesn’t belong in your life anymore and prepare to receive that, which is for your highest good and the highest good of all.

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