Light Up The 9-5

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There is a change brewing in the 9-5 world. More and more people aren’t feeling entirely fulfilled within this structure of work, and companies are finding new ways to help break out of the old patterns.

Through my own near death experiences I discovered the wonderful world of meditation. And it’s powerful potency that it has to offer. Meditation isn’t necessarily sitting and closing your eyes, it is more a state of being, which can release stress, overthinking and cultivate a more joyful way of living. 

In these1 hour group meditation sessions designed for the corporate world, we will relieve pressure and stress. The ultimate form of productivity exists not within the high pressures, but rather a state of flow. The most astounding performances occur within that state. Professions of all walks of life are in the constant practice of cultivating this state within their endeavours. 

These sessions are about slowing down to your own speed. And letting go of distractions/stress and allowing the present moment to work its magic. Peace of mind cultivates creativity & productivity. 

Here is some of the research she reported on related to the impact of mindfulness in the workplace, as told to Berkeley Greater Good:

  • 91 percent reported it positively impacted the culture

  • 88 percent would recommend it to a coworker

  • 66 percent said they felt less stress or had improved stress-management capabilities

  • 63 percent are better able manage themselves at work

  • 60 percent reported increased focus and better decision-making skills

  • 52 percent are able to better manage work relationships

  • 46 percent reported increased innovation and creativity


1. Apple

Steve Jobs took a practice that worked for him and shared it with Apple’s corporate culture. He was considered a pioneer of “mind technology” when he introduced Zen mindfulness meditation to the corporate structure at Apple. Workers have access to a meditation room, 30-minute daily meditation breaks, and on-site yoga and meditation classes, which were all part of a process that Steve used to reduce his own stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.

2. Google

Google was lucky enough to have one of their original software developers spearhead a program at Google that began in 2007 called, “Search Inside Yourself.” Google offers an on-site meditation space and meditation courses, believing that meditation can help improve not only employee mental health and well-being, but the company’s bottom line as well.

3. Yahoo

Yahoo offers meditation rooms and free meditation classes for employees to benefit from and reduce stress while at work. It seems that tech companies like Yahoo are the early adopters of the mindful meditation at work culture with magazines like Fast Company touting meditation as a “must-do” to get hired.

4. Proctor & Gamble (P&G)

When other companies were installing gyms, P&G CEO A.G. Lafley was starting a meditation instruction program and installing meditation spaces in P&G’s corporate buildings. He’s quoted as saying, “You cannot out-work a problem, you have to out-meditation it.”

5. Nike

Nike employs a mindfulness and meditation coach who recently led a workshop for a team of Nike employees. This team consisted of about 13 innovators who perform and execute significant duties for Nike—most of them are focused on leading the global brand in new directions. Mindful leadership events like this have become a benefit of working for the large sports brand.

6. HBO

HBO has a new hit show Enlightened and it looks like some of that enlightenment has rubbed off on their headquarters. The company boasts a gym, yoga classes, and weekly meditations. They may produce television, but they don’t encourage a culture of couch potatoes.

The approach these big companies are taking isn’t hard to implement. Whether you own a small business or work for a corporate giant, it’s the ideal time to introduce this age-old practice as part of the new way of balancing work and life.

Do you work for a company that promotes meditation? We’d love to know where you work and how they bring mindfulness to your workplace. Leave a comment with your company name below.

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Be who you want to Be

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SELF-JUDGEMENT

People say don't judge, judging is bad. How else can we differentiate what's right or wrong without it. The thing about judgment is that it's actually an opportunity to grow, an opportunity for expansion if we can just get over the shame about it. Too many of us get mad ourselves for being judgmental of ourselves.

For the most part many of us fear being judged, as it may imply "I'm not good enough." But the truth is you are "good enough". The question is rather are you willing to be better. Are you wiling to push through those limiting beliefs, dive into the shame of the beliefs! Judgment is a tool for you to move past these frequencies and step into a higher vibe!  

The saying "Don't judge yourself" is a calming statement but really it unplugs the truth behind it, which is a yearning desire to be better, to step more into your true potential. Shutting off that flame means you are putting your super powered engine which is your inner guidance system into neutral when really you want to push it.

So instead of "Don't Judge yourself." Let's go with "Don't shame yourself." Because if you know you can do better, then do better! Stop lying and follow your truth! And if you're not where you'd like to be right now, you are growing, and growth exists within the challenges and resistance. Keep going! You got this! 

Tap into it, don't run away from it.

Love Y'all

What is a Badass Spirit?

It is not something you can put a label to, it cannot be defined with one word “Job Titles” or occupations, a badass Spirit has no box, it is limitless in nature, does not follow conventional ways of doing things, thus it is constantly growing, evolving & expanding, it is a an ideology representing kindness, pure intentions, pure sincerity, and raw authenticity.

It is birthed  from choices, choosing to learn from your difficulties, and choosing what brings you highest excitement. It is fundamentally responsible & disciplined in its ways.

It is about honouring your inner truth, honouring your passions, your desires, and expressing your inner light. Thus giving you the ability to see these qualities within others. Underneath all the stuff you were told to be, underneath all the pain & and all the victories, there is a core you, a version of you that is undeniable in uniqueness, courageous by nature & possesses a tremendous amount of confidence.

It is here you can you realize just how much of a powerful creator you can be. This is what a Badass Spirit is…the Ignition of your Higher Self.