Tools and Resources

When you feel overwhelmed or discouraged during this coronavirus pandemic,
I hope the 
following resources can lift your spirits.

DE-STRESSORS

1) Meditate or pray. If you don't have a meditation practice, it can be as simple as saying to yourself, “breath in, breath out” or it can be Tonglen, a buddhist practice where you release your fear of suffering. Pema Chodren explains it in her book Welcoming the Unwelcome.

 

2) Build a foundation of self-care practices to support your success. During this pandemic, it's important to stay connected to your purpose. Check out this episode of the podcast Craft of Consulting where I discuss passion, priorities, and self-care; the balance between giving and receiving; how to feel energized; techniques for breath control when dealing with stress; journaling to stay present and reflect on intentions; and so much more.


3) Read or chant the wisdom from our ancestors who come from all around the world. 
You can read these as ways to remember our connections with something larger. 

MOHAWK PRAYER

Oh Great Spirit,
Creator of all things;
Human Beings, trees,
grass, berries.
Help us, be kind to us.
Let us be happy on earth.
Let us lead our children
To a good life and old age.
These our people;
give them good minds
To love one another.
Oh Great Spirit,
Be kind to us
Give these people
the favor
To see green trees,
Green grass, flowers,
and berries
This next spring;
So we all meet again
Oh Great Spirit,
We ask of you.

- Mohawk Prayer

WELL, HAPPY AND PEACEFUL

May I be well, happy,
and peaceful.
May my teachers be well,
happy, and peaceful.
May my parents be well,
happy, and peaceful.
May my relatives be well,
happy, and peaceful.
May my friends be well,
happy, and peaceful.
May the indifferent persons be well, happy, and peaceful.
May the unfriendly persons be well, happy, and peaceful.
May all meditators be
well, happy, and peaceful.
May all beings be well,
happy, and peaceful.

 - Buddhist Prayer

EARTH PRAYER

Earth teach me freedom
as the eagle which
soars in the sky.
Earth teach me
regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to
remember kindness as
dry fields weep with rain.

 - Ute Prayer

PRAYER OF LOVINGKINDNESS

May all beings be peaceful.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be safe.
May all beings awaken to 
the light of their true nature.
May all beings be free.

 - Metta Prayer

THE JOURNEY

When the earth is
sick and dying,
There will come a
tribe of people
From all races…
Who will put their
faith in deeds,
Not words, and
make the planet
Green again…

 - Cree Prophecy

WAYS TO RELEASE FEAR

1) Byron Katie’s four questions and turnarounds. A way to question your thinking that is creating suffering. 

2) A video on how to handle anxiety.

 

3) A great coach or therapist! :)

LAUGHTER

1) Watch this little baby laughing hysterically. This will crack you up! 

2) Love this crazy compilation. So many kinds of laughter, you can’t help but smile!

 

3) Watch these folks for some good laughs on YouTube or Netflix:
Comedian: Mike Birbiglia
Ventriloquist: Jeff Dunham
Political Satirist: Randy Rainbow

NATURE

1) Explore our national parks. WOW!

2) Check out our Earth from a distance.

3) Incredible tours to go on with a ranger. The photography is stunning. 

4) View videos, photos, and more of extraordinary animals and ecosystems.

5) I am grateful to Bioneers, an organization focused on inspiring people to shift the way they live on Earth to honor the web of life and one another now and in the future.

ART

1) I am a SoulCollage facilitator and love this inner work using images.

2) This is another amazing resource for SoulCollage.

3) Explore museums like never before.

4) Randy Crutcher, EdD, and Karin Lubin, EdD, will be teaching an online class on the heart chakra and SoulCollage on April 4.

MUSIC

1) The best 50 songs of 2019.

2) Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu meditation.

Words for Chant
Sarveśām Svastir Bhavatu 
Sarveśām Shāntir Bhavatu
 Sarveśām Pūrnam Bhavatu 
Sarveśām Maṇgalam Bhavatu 
 
May there be happiness in all 
May there be peace in all 
May there be completeness in all 
May there be success in all

VIDEOS

1) Inspiring video called A Letter from the Virus, written to humankind. It is moving, poignant and beautiful.

2) Oprah interviews Thich Nhat Hanh
a deeply peaceful man who shows us what mastery of spirit and humility looks like.

3) Learn some techniques on how to motivate yourself with Mel Robbins and Lewis Howes.

4) I love this trailer and what it means for women and their power within nature and the ocean.

5) Check out The Honorable Harvest to learn more about resiliency and how to treat and respect plants.

EXERCISE AND FOOD

1) Isagenix has been a great program for feeling healthy during these stressful times.
 

2) Check out your Local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).
 

3) Join my friend Amadis in dance walking on your own, yet still in a group anywhere in the world.

4) This guy gives you a very thorough workout. Love this!
 

5) V Shred = great workouts.

READ AND WRITE

Check out the books and journals below.

HELPFUL BOOKS

1) Welcoming the Unwelcome
By Pema Chödrön

2) What if This is Heaven?
By Anita Moorjani

3) Emotional Intelligence 2.0 
By Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves


4) The Book of Awakening
By Mark Nepo

5) Loving What Is
By Byron Katie

6) Tiger-Tiger, Is it True? 
By Byron Katie and Hans Wilhelm
A book for children who learn that feelings are okay.

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