Posts Tagged ‘centered’

Ten Tools for the New Year From Astrologer Laurie Baum

January 1, 2011

My friend Laurie Baum has been getting very positive feedback about her recent astrological forecasts. Many clients and friends have told her that her writings have resonated deeply with them.

Click here to read Laurie’s astrological forecast for 2011.

Click here to read Laurie’s predictions for each astrological sign in 2011.

Given how popular Laurie’s posts have been (combined, they have received over 1,500 views in the last two weeks of December), I wanted to share her follow-up tips on this first day of 2011. Take it away, Laurie!


Given the plethora of planetary patterns pervading planet Earth in 2011, it will be important to periodically slow down, take stock and recalibrate for the turbulent times ahead. Yes, there are big waves on the horizon, but instead of allowing yourself to be helplessly swept along, you can decide that it’s a great time to upgrade your surfing skills. Here are some simple things you can do to stay calm, centered and balanced as the tide rolls in.

• Throughout each day, express gratitude for every good thing that comes your way.

• Every morning, make a (more…)

Make the Most of Yourself

December 13, 2010

You are fortunate if you have found the work you love to do. But a word of caution: The siren call of your right livelihood is so alluring that it is tempting to completely give yourself to it. Make a conscious effort to lead a balanced life.

Work, love, and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being.
Orison Swett Marden

Do not let your work (more…)

The Healing Power of Affirmations

July 27, 2008

waterfallThere is no escaping it. To enjoy the rewards of a spiritual quest, you need to practice a daily spiritual discipline. Some people like to meditate. Others are better served by reading books or listening to tapes. Many choose quiet reflection during a walk in the woods or while tending their garden.

Affirmations do the trick for me. In just a few minutes, they can help get me centered and grounded no matter where I am or what I’m doing, whether it’s standing in line at the grocery store, sitting at my desk at work, or driving across town. The regular use of affirmations helps me maintain a strong and consistent connection to the deep love. I hope they work for you, too.

As Shakti Gawain wrote in her groundbreaking book, Creative Visualization, an affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so. The key word here is “positive.” It’s important to affirm what you do want, not what you don’t want.