During Coronavirus, How to Choose Love Over Fear

Due to the latest Coronavirus outbreak, we decided to stay in our home in the suburbs in New Jersey, so as to practice social distancing indefinitely. This was a sudden shift for us - from the busy and active life in Manhattan, surrounded by friends and sending my...

5 Things Motherhood Taught Me About Love

Guess what - I had a baby! She was born on Nov 11th (11/11 baby), and her name's Maya - which we felt would go perfectly with her older sister's name, Lila. She is such a sweet baby - calm, easygoing, and makes lots of cute sounds and faces 🙂 As you can imagine, life...

5 Keys to Finding Joy While Dating

Do you struggle with staying happy, present and joyful while dating?  Or are you afraid to even get out there and start??  Or maybe you're dating someone now, and find it challenging to find joy - instead you feel anxious and exhausted? You, girlfriend, are at the...

Getting Back to Dating After Taking a Break

I know it's been a while since I've written - I've been pretty busy and exhausted in my 7th month of pregnancy! But I'm so thankful that everything is going well - I'm not as anxious as I was my last pregnancy - feeling so much more grounded and peaceful. We just got...

Self love is the greatest gift you can give to your children

Today, I got off a call with a 40-something woman who said she struggled with low self esteem. In both of her long relationships, the men would criticize her and put her down.  If she wanted to try going on a vegan diet, her partner would ask, "well, that's a dumb...

7 Game-Changing Tips to Mastering Online Dating

Online dating can sometimes feel soul sucking. A time sink. A crap shoot. After some time, it can feel demoralizing and frustrating. ... and yet, nearly 40% of people (in America) meet their partners online! You must be thinking - "Well, these people are just lucky....

Going On a First Date? Check Out This Invaluable Resource

If you're just getting your dating life jumpstarted... I know vulnerable, scary and frustrating it can feel. I remember saying things to myself, like: "What if I say or do the wrong things??" "What if I meet and fall in love with a great guy, and he disappears?" "I...

Three Divine Feminine Skills to Bring to Dating

I was recently in a guided group meditation the other day on the topic of Sacred Money. As I was exploring my own intention & relationship with money, I suddenly got the insight that I'm here to play! I got the image of all of us simply playing with each other,...

The Emotionally Available Man – Does He Even Exist??

I've been in couples' counseling with my husband these past few months. What started with some fear and trepidation about the potentials of disastrous conversations has turned into... pure magic. We actually look forward to these sessions, in which we share our...

Awaken Your Inner Lover

Too many times, I find that we, as women, are in our masculine. We are used to working long hours and have learned to approach things in a masculine way to survive in the world. Plus we become jaded from dating and past relationships. So when we think of romance, it...

Where to meet quality men

Do you feel frustrated with online dating, and wonder where you can start meeting quality men in person? The world’s your oyster when you’re looking for places to meet single men. First, let me address online dating. According to statistics, it is currently the most...

Your Soulmate is Seeking You

I was listening to Elizabeth Gilbert's podcast Magic Lessons one morning (it's soo good!), and was sweetened by a quote she shared from Rumi: "Whatever you're seeking, is seeking you" - 10x more! It was a piece of wisdom shared to a woman seeking inspiration to begin...

How Being Indian F*&&ed With My Dating Life

Lately, as I've been working with some of my Asian clients, some of their pain hit a deep chord within me. "I feel like my mom won't love and accept me unless and until I get married." "I don't want to be a burden on my parents any longer. They are constantly worried...

Common Love Blocks for Smart, Successful Women

In my last blogpost I shared about spiritual blocks - what they are, how do they show up in our lives and sabotage our chances for love. The good thing is that there is plenty of energy and support for you to clear these blocks. All you have to do is to bring...

Are you spiritually blocked? Here’s how to determine if you are.

Do you feel like you keep taking action in your love life (or work), and you keep attracting the same things, over and over? Then, my dear, you may be spiritually blocked. Years ago, I didn't realize this was the case.  I kept getting into amazing relationships, then...

Living Your Highest Potential

This month, I had several big breakthroughs. I filled my love coaching practice for the first time since I started. I stepped up as a board member and donor for a non-profit in West Africa (helping to relocate 1,000 families in disaster-prone slum areas), participated...

8 Steps to Jumpstarting Your Love Life

For many single women, February can be a time filled with dread. After the winter holidays, it can seem like a bad hangover and a reminder that you aren’t where you’d like to be. And yet… Valentine’s Day (and the whole month of February) is potent because it is filled...

Should I date my ex again?

My ex-boyfriend is trying to get back with me. I’m torn about starting to date him again. How do I decide? – Rose Getting back with an ex is a tricky road. However, many people do get back with their exes and end up being happy! How do you navigate this in a mindful...

How to Release Toxic Relationships

I recently heard a disturbing statistic: we spend nearly 90% of our energy on our toxic relationships, according to Dr. Ramani Durvasala, psychologist and narcissism expert. Which leaves 10% on our relationships that truly are worth our time, energy and love...

How to date after a divorce or breakup

Getting ready to date after a divorce or major breakup is not only potentially nerve-wrecking, but perhaps also exciting as well. After all, who knows what new possibilities you’re going to create in your life? You deserve to not only find Mr. Right, but also, to...

How do you you know if your heart is blocked?

Emotions (which are energy) that are not processed normally, or that are suppressed cause energy distortions that get trapped in the body. These are trapped emotions. Every trapped emotion is significant in your life. Each one has had an impact on you in some way or...

Why men find you intimidating

Have you ever been in the situation where a man's told you that you're intimidating? I have, and so many smart, successful beautiful women I know face it. It sucks. And it's frikkin' frustrating. The more successful, educated, powerful, pretty, sexy or confident you...

You. Are. Enough.

If you're like most women, you are probably suffer from "Not Enough" syndrome. I too, as a new mom, sometimes struggle with thoughts ("Maybe Lila isn't eating enough? Maybe I'm not being 'productive' enough? Maybe I'm not discipling her enough? Maybe I'm not skinny...

What marriage is really like (the good, the bad and the ugly)

I’ve been busy these two weeks, taking care of my daughter, who contracted Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, passing it on to my husband. They both had high fevers (almost 105 degrees), and I was running around finding medicine, making food they would both eat, putting...

Close Your ‘Ex Files’… Make Room for ‘the One’

Carrie couldn’t believe her eyes — Big was standing just a few feet away with his new girlfriend. She hid behind the wooden chest that her boyfriend, Aiden, made, at his display in the furniture expo. Her heart raced, she became giddy and clumsy, and when Big saw her,...

Learn How to Fight With Your Partner… Without the Drama

One of the things most couples struggle with is how to argue well. In fact, I think it’s the leading cause of relationships failing. Think about it… how many times have you come through an argument – dealing with the discomfort of being vulnerable and honest, speaking...

Use the Venus Retrograde to Heal Your Love Life

Do you want to create a life and relationship on YOUR TERMS?  Do you dream of unleashing your desires, reaching your greatest potential as a modern woman and experiencing total fulfillment in your love life? Then here is your chance to start TODAY. The Venus...

Warrior Goddess Summit – My Interview

Tomorrow, in the exciting new Warrior Goddess Summit & Giveaway, I'm going to be sharing how I went from being dumped... to meeting my soulmate just 90 days later, along with how I've designed my life based on Self Love.   I've been listening to the interviews,...

Become the Queen of His Heart

During my interview for the upcoming Warrior Goddess Summit & Giveaway with my amazing friend and mentor, HeatherAsh Amara, I was reminded of how challenging my love life was... but also of when my love life transformed, almost alchemically. Right when I wasn't...

5 Keys to Joyful Dating

Falling in love is liberating and magical, and you grow so much in the process. Romance isn't dead! A beautiful friend of mine told me her story a few years ago. A little back story – just like me, she was also engaged to a man, but two weeks before their wedding,...

The Soulmate Attraction Blueprint

Dear one, Are you feeling... ... Stuck and frustrated with your love life (or lack thereof)? ... At your wit's end with online dating? ... Exhausted from sleepless nights, overcome with anxiety, wondering WHEN or IF you will you meet someone? ... Sick of reading...

How to Deal With Negative Thinking When You’re Single

Do these thoughts ever cross your mind... ... "There are no good men left" ..."All the men left are gay or weird" ... "I'm too old/fat/over-accomplished/uninteresting/[fill in the blank]" ..."All men want is one thing" ..."There must be something wrong with him if he...

#1 Key to Magnetizing the Soulmate Relationship and Life You Want

I had a client session recently, in which she revealed that her dream is to create a "deep, sensual, maddening" life and relationship with her man. WOW - that's hot. This is a man she met within six months of our coaching work together - and might I say, he is divine!...

Love Begins With You

Everyday I meet women who don't really, truly love themselves. In fact, in my own estimate, nearly 99% of women don't. Whether you are single and actively dating, work long hours, have a high-intensity social life, support needy friends or family, are in a difficult...

Stop Running Away From Your Dark Emotions

There will come a time when you will be overtaken by grief, anger, despair, heartbreak, fear. In those moments, don’t gloss over these feelings, distract yourself or run away. These emotions need your attention NOW. They are your compass to your truth, energetic...

Why ‘Falling in Love’ is Dangerous

I remember listening to Aerosmith's song 'Falling in Love is So Hard on the Knees!" as a kid, and thinking - wow - is that what love's about?? I was both mortified, yet secretly excited, about falling in love. The ecstasy, the passion, the drama... Years later, as a...

The REAL Definition of Soulmate

The more I do my Love & Relationship coaching work, and the more Krishan and I go deeper into our relationship, the more I am convinced that in this lifetime - in this present moment - check it out... ... we're destined to meet our Soulmate, if we really, truly...

Don’t Get Married. Just Don’t.

As a Love & Relationship coach and happily married, you must be wondering what the heck I'm talking about. Well, just hear me out... Those of you who know me know that I'm actually against marriage, in everyday parlance. I despise the institution and...

Why Your Relationships Feel So Heavy

During the holidays, I saw a shift in myself. My relationship with my family started to seem so much easier. Krishan and I became even more easy going with each other. I think Lila (our 7 month old daughter) was having her magical effect on us. But also, I noticed...

Want to find ‘the one’? First close your ‘Ex Files’

“Your task is to not seek for love, but merely to seek all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ Rumi You’ve been through some real heartache in your life. I get it! It seems like there is no easy path to finding and attracting love without...

5 Keys to Finding ‘The One’

Imagine... … you are with your dream partner. He is someone with whom there is mutual love and respect. He is caring and loving, confident without being arrogant, masculine enough that you can be feminine and you have a lot of fun together. You support each other as...

Forgive or Forget? How to Get Over an Ex

“Forgive and forget.” What weight does this everyday phrase hold? What do forgiveness and forgetting really mean? According to the Oxford Dictionary, the number one definition for forgiveness is to “stop feeling angry or resentful towards (someone) for an offense,...

Hot ❤ tip! Declutter for Love

Do you wonder whether your home (and lifestyle) is attracting or repelling lasting love? Maybe you haven't even considered it 🙂 Well, in this phase of 'getting ready for the new addition in our life', Krishan and I are on a rampage to clear out everything that...

How to Heal From a Breakup

Through my own transformational / healing journey, I have seen that no matter what, we collect stories and memories on a subconscious level, which inform our current life choices. This can happen with all of our relationships - work, family, self, romantic...

The Power of the Men’s Circle

The Power of the Men’s Circle   [Please note that this is written purely for men – I know that women are struggling with similar issues, but I am not going to address it here. These are my quick notes]   Over the last year, there is one blessing that has...

My foundation in love – tribute to my parents

My parents are the light of my life, the foundation of my existence - they've truly taught me how to live life to the fullest. Always following their hearts, no matter what others say. In 1991, my dad decided to take a big step - move the family from a 'stable',...

My love awakening at a 10-day silent meditation retreat

"Any day I spend with you is my favorite day." I just came back from the toughest experience of my life. 10 days of silent meditation (Vipassana), meditating from 4:30am - 9pm everyday. You basically live as a renunciate, with no communication with the outside world....

How to Clear Your Inner Blocks to Love [video]

In this interview you will learn: * How to clear your 7 chakras & the one most affected during heartache * My personal transformation story and how you can turn your life around in just 3 months of devoted healing   What types of men are you attracting? Take...

8 Types of Men to Avoid

The #1 question that I get from women is... "where do I meet quality men?" Note I met my husband in a meditation group, and I know plenty of women who meet their partners online (Bumble, Hinge, eHarmony, Match, Shaadi, Tinder, okCupid, etc.), singles events, school,...

Dating Doesn’t Have to Suck Your Soul

Over the last few days, I've been doing market research around my favorite topic (love!), going through my old books on dating (I've read EVERY top book out there in my dating journey), and checked out the bestsellers on Amazon. Many of the books helped me change...

How to Deal with People Who Trigger You

People are going to trigger and annoy you. And that's a good thing. (Uggh! I know it stinks) The purpose of relationships is grow, learn your karmic lessons, and embrace the basic values of compassion, kindness, acceptance and generosity - and mature spiritually,...

5 Sexual Essentials to Master While You’re Single

Today I met a beautiful, 30-something friend who told me, “Sarika, when I’m not accepting my sexuality and desires, I don’t feel alive. I feel like I have so much to give and explore — but I don’t feel like I can because I’m by myself.” I told her, “Girl! You gotta do...

How To Survive The Holidays When You’re Single

While most people are excited about the holidays, you may be feeling a sense of dread... if so, I get it! Whenever the holidays rolled around, and I was single (or in a not-so-great relationship), I remember feeling annoyed, scared, and deeply alone. One winter, when...

Two Chakras That Will Transform Your Life

In this exclusive interview with Elyse Jolley, Esoteric and Reiki Healer, we explore the two of the most important energy centers for women (and the most neglected) - the root and the sacral (sexual) chakras. Krishan and I had the opportunity to do several healing...

How To Be Happy – Part 1

Do you wonder why some things seem easier, more magical for some, than for others? How is it that some people live a life of ease, joy, passion, beauty, abundance – while others struggle and keep seeing the same patterns, over and over? Through my years of studying...

Rewire Yourself for Lasting Love

Do you keep attracting the same type of men over and over? Do you want to feel more love in your life? Are you loved by others but just can’t feel it? Do you struggle with being loving and kind to yourself? Well, it’s not your fault – BLAME YOUR BELIEFS! Our beliefs...

I’m not attracted… should I date him?

The number one question I get from women is, “Sarika, if I’m not attracted to him, why bother with another date??” I get it. We live in a time where time is limited, and dating can feel draining; so why bother dating someone if there’s no chemistry? Here’s my two...

Great Relationships are Created

I am exhausted, but incredibly excited… I just finished the Landmark Advanced Course. If you haven’t done the Landmark Forum – I would highly recommend it – it’s for anyone who wants to reinvent themselves and lead their dream life. (On Tuesday evening I can bring...

Is marriage really worth it??

As my 2nd year of marriage is approaching (this Thanksgiving!), I am contemplating so many things… first of all – whoa, how time flies! Whenever I’ve met couples who say that they’ve been married for 10-15 years, and they can’t 'believe it', I didn’t completely...

How To Unleash Your Superpowers As a Modern Woman

It's no secret that women today are juggling a lot. We now make up more than half the workforce in the United States and are busier than ever with partners, children, family and friends, often putting the needs of others ahead of our own. We strive to be the best...

Awakening Our Inner Lover, Goddess, Warrior

It's no secret that women today are juggling a lot. We now make up more than half the workforce in the United States and are busier than ever with partners, children, family and friends, often putting the needs of others ahead of our own. We strive to be the best...

Hot Summer Love Summit

I just wanted to let you know that the Hot Summer Love Event ends tomorrow (Saturday) night and I want to give you one last opportunity to get all the trainings, programs and bonuses specifically designed to help you find love this summer. I’ve loved being a part of...

The Expectation Hangover

Last night, I realized what I was suffering from. It’s called an Expectation Hangover. When you expect something with eager anticipation, but something else happens. I expected to be pregnant by now. I expected to be spending endless nights making love with my husband...

Attract Your Soulmate

Yesterday I got a note from a recent client, "I want to share with you that I am seriously dating someone now and it happened so quickly!!  He is different from others I have been with before." My heart skipped a beat. I was so excited for her. The key word was...

Hot Summer Love Event

Are you tired of looking for love, feeling frustrated by the quality of men you’re meeting and ready to get off the dating roller coaster once and for all? There is a solution! Dating doesn’t have to be a draining, discouraging experience. And yes, there are quality...

Announcing… Outdoor Yoga & Meditation classes

In partnership with the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association Open your heart, refresh your mind & rejuvenate your soul!  Join Sarika Jain in outdoor yoga, mindfulness & meditation classes, for a limited time this summer! Yoga Tuesdays  June 14, 21, 28 July...

My Journey with Self Doubt [video]

Watch this talk I did at A Fearless Force: Public Speaking for Visionary Women Leaders, on which I shared my personal journey with Self Doubt.   I’m lying on the hospital bed, in a white paper gown. It's Thanksgiving weekend, with our family back at the house. My...

Ariane Hunter – How To Fall In Love With Your Career

Are you looking to bring more love, passion and creativity into your life… through your career? Are you feeling stuck, or are you simply yearning to align with your purpose and calling? Aligning with your dream career can be part of an ecstatic, joyful Self-Love...

Paula Lacobara – The Wild Woman Path to Success

Do you go between being a doormat and a bitch? Is there an inner Mean Girl, who’s always making you feel guilty, insecure or angry? Do you dim your light, and sabotage your chances in love, your career, and realizing your full potential? I am so excited about an...

You met Mr. Right… now what??

I just got off the phone with a client, Emma - she was bubbling with euphoria... she just spent the past 3 days with this amazing man whom she met on Tinder.  She even opened up to him in a vulnerable way, telling him how she felt in that moment. She was nervous and...

Flex Your Faith Muscle… and Make Way For Extraordinary Love

Happy Monday! Hope you had a relaxing weekend. I just landed in Miami, for some Self Love and fun in the sun. Krishan could sense that I was starting to get a little antsy in the cold weather, and he kindly booked a ticket... right away! Even though he can't stand it...

Ecstatic Surrender

The other day, while in Central Park, Krishan and I came across two musicians playing Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major". Instead of being in a rush to get to our next place, we decided to stay and watch. I noticed my normal logical mind saying, "Let's go!". But a part of...

3 Tips for Dealing With “Ghosting” While Dating

 Are you frustrated with meeting emotionally unavailable, narcissistic men? Or have you recently been 'ghosted' by a man? I get it - it's horrifying! Check out my video on "3 Tips for Dealing With "Ghosting" While Dating", and see how you can approach it in a more...

How to Start a Heart-Based Business – Interview with Sarika Jain

SARIKA Jain, is a Love Coach for smart, successful women who want it all – career, love, family and personal fulfillment. Sarika is passionate about the role of self-love, healing and reconnecting with our feminine selves, in order to create deeply connected...

Heal Your Sexual Chakra: Part 2

As mentioned in my earlier post, Heal Your Sexual Chakra Part 1, this energy center is VITAL (literally) to manifesting what you want in your life - it is literally a powerhouse! This second chakra, called svadhistana, is located at the lower belly and inner pelvis....

Heal Your Sexual Chakra Part 1

As a woman, you have the power to create, and sustain life, through your body. Wow. Why do I start here? Self-love starts with self-acceptance, and understanding and honoring yourself, and your body. Knowing, implicitly, as a woman, the sacredness of your body, is...

4 Reasons Why You Attract Emotionally Unavailable Men

Has this ever happened to you? You meet a wonderful man (‘the one’!), go on a few dates, and then you never hear back from him? Or you’re with a man, and he’s either talking about himself the whole time, or he’s glued to his cell phone? If you’re in a long-term...

30 Day Challenge – Train Your Mind to Receive Love

Hi beautiful, Happy Valentine's Day!! I am sending you my love. If today feel's bittersweet for you, I totally empathize... and yet, I believe amazing things are already happening for you. I'm personally very grateful for having an amazing relationship with Krishan,...

Healing One’s Relationship with Money

The relationship with money is an important one, for everyone. It seems that everyone (especially entrepreneurs) I know is talking about it right now. What I’ve learned is that the relationship with money is as sacred, and difficult/challenging, as the relationships...

Notes on Forgiveness – From SuperSoul Saturday, February 2015

The Forgiveness Principle Why is forgiveness so important? What is the role of forgiveness in our spiritual growth, relationships, How do grievances occur? What is the trigger to forgive? How do we forgive? What are the tools and processes? What does the action look...

Owning Your Uniqueness

Wanted to share some things I am thinking about - especially around the Imposter Syndrome.   On an inner plane, a core wound that keeps coming up for me is, “I am not worthy of receiving love” - interesting that I’m a love coach. I feel it in my relationship, my...

Key Lessons for a Successful Marriage

Today, Krishan and I are celebrating our 1 year anniversary together. I'm surprising him 🙂 It's been an enchanting year, and I can safely say that marriage (with the right man!) is totally worth it. (I share some tips on how to attract Mr. Right at my upcoming...

A Message to Your Inner Lover

I need you to know something - especially as the weekend begins. You are loved immensely, dearly.  By everyone. Your parents, friends, teachers, colleagues, Mother Earth, all the people who bring you smiles, food, money, the entire universe. The whole cosmic chain to...

Sacred Marriage… an Ode to Birju & Anne Marie

This weekend, we went to celebrate the wedding reception for Anne Marie and Birju, our beloved Service Space siblings. We were in the terrains of beautiful Arizona. I shared this poem about them: She, committed to Love and Beauty. He, committed to Truth. The lost...

Why Intimacy is So Damn Hard

I want to share a little bit about my personal journey. This past few months, I was reaching a roadblock in my life. I was feeling dry, a loss in pleasure… the sweetness in my life was missing. Here I am, married to my dream man, living in the best city in the world...

Intimacy, orgasm and climax

(I wrote this in October, 2015) Last week, I talked about how I had reached a roadblock in my life – I was feeling less, and less sweet and connected with the world. The ideas in my head were just – ideas in my head. I was afraid of being vulnerable.  My healer told...

5 Baby Steps to Surrendering Completely

The first question I get from every client is - "Sarika, how on earth do I surrender??" I know - sometimes it's so hard - given that it seems impossible (or plain naive!) to trust that things will work out on their own. But, I've realized that I find myself...

Healing Anger and Other Difficult Emotions

My guess is that if you are reading this article, you must be feeling conflicted, frustrated, and overall, dissatisfied with your life (you may be thinking – well, who isn’t! 😉 Perhaps you have a mild case of depression, or have reached a point of considering a...

5 Ways to Keep Your Man Hooked – Through Your Words

Yesterday morning, I complained to Krishan about something he did (it was so tiny that I forgot what it is). He looked at me with mild irritation, and said, "Sarika, remember, always let a man win in the small things... we get tired of hearing criticism all the time....

Shame vs. Vulnerability – TED Talk by Brene Brown

Why is shame harmful?  Well.. shame is the opposite of desire. And desire is important, in order for us to expand, grow and manifest our dream partnerships and lifestyle! Shame is dead weight energy, that goes against our natural ecstatic life force. Shame makes a...

12 Steps to Lasting, Soulful Love

This morning, I came across a beautiful post on spiritual relationships, by a teacher at the Kabbalah University, Ruthie Rosenberg. How do we create a lasting, loving relationship, that fulfills us on every level - mentally, emotionally, spiritually? Are relationships...

10 Secrets to a Flourishing Relationship – Carl Rogers

A few weeks ago, Krishan and I were reflecting on what's made our first 6 months of marriage 'successful'. We've had no major ruffles, even though we've both been going through some very challenging times! The secret is - we focus on creating a 'helping' relationship....

What does it mean to be spiritual in the real world?

Some musings I had - in a letter I wrote to Krishan in March 2013: As I think about my life, I see that my habits don't bode well for deeper spiritual reflection. Ideally, I would like to find the right mix of enjoyment, work, meditation, yoga, diet, relationships,...

My talk at Connect 2 Coach – How I found love (transcript)

Dear all, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to be here today. Thank you Liz for organizing this powerful workshop and for the idea behind Connect 2 Coach, and to all of our wonderful coaches here today - Jill, Emma and Jenni! Since this event is...

Why Being ‘Needy’ Is Sexy

Ok, I’ll be honest. I’m one of those people that gets help for too many areas in my life. “I need marketing help! Let me hire a marketing coach” and the list goes on. My loved ones roll their eyes and think, “oh no… here she goes!” I'm a self-help junkie.Whether or...

How I Healed My Relationship Story

Growing up, I was fascinated with what made relationships work (or not!), and would secretly devour the juicy love sections in magazines and books. I used to be a sucker for love songs from The Bodyguard and my heart would sink in melancholy as I listened to “I don’t...

My Kidney Says Hi! Accessing Our Body’s Consciousness

While I love coaching women on techniques in self-love, healing and cultivating deeply connected relationships, I never underestimate the power of the wisdom inside our body. One of the techniques I use in my coaching is one that I learned from my psycho-spiritual...

How Can You Achieve Self Love and Acceptance?

It is strange and beautiful – we come from a spirit world which is filled with infinite love and abundance, and are born on this planet with that memory completely erased. We adopt the human ego and body and feel alone and isolated, when in fact, we are not alone. We...

How to Reconcile With Someone

“I am ready to meet and reconcile with my ex. What should I do?” Let’s say you are ready to meet with an ex, or another person we are estranged with. Here are some things to remember. Reconciliation is a journey. It’s a gentle, slow, and deeply humbling process. We...

Gratitude to Life and My Coaching Clients

I am feeling so grateful to life right now. While spending the day in Barbados my activities consisted of running, yoga, meditation, swimming in a stunning and secluded beach with sea turtles, connecting with my hubby and dear ones, sharing lunch with my neighbors,...

Why He Withdrew… And What I Did

Last night, when Krishan came home, he seemed distant and withdrawn. At first, I thought it was me. I felt that he didn’t like it when I worked till late, and that I couldn’t be fully present for him. I was a little concerned, and afraid, and perhaps even annoyed at...

Is She Flaking on Me?

Dear Sarika, I am a 38 year old well-established, good-looking guy. I am taking consistent action to find my life partner. I'm looking for a woman who is beautiful, self-confident and grounded - maybe even spiritual. The women I've been meeting online have been flaky...

The Mystery of Why We Inflict Pain

Through my personal inquiry, and also by working with my clients on uncovering some of their deepest blocks to experiencing love, I have encountered a profoundly interesting thesis. Do we inflict suffering in order for another person to ‘see us’? Ultimately, the pain...

15 Questions to Ask Before Getting Engaged

Choosing your life partner is the most essential decision one can make. With nearly 50% of marriages ending in divorce, and most people deriving (or experiencing lack in) their sense of fulfillment through their primary relationship, it's more important than ever to...

Healing the Mother Wound – 7 Steps (notes)

Healing the Mother (and Father) wound is the most important for us to grow into our fully actualized selves. I am sharing some notes from a recent interview with Bethany Webster, from the Her Terms telesummit. I have used a similar process for healing my relationships...

Happy Valentine’s Day! Give Yourself the Gift of Forgiveness

I heard something beautiful about Valentine’s Day – while many of us associate it with love between lovers, it’s also a day to release the past, and renew one’s commitment to love! Last Saturday, I helped organize an Awakin day-long retreat in New York City, where we...

Awakening the Sleeping Goddess

The goddess is sleeping inside each of us. As women, we are facing a major moral dilemma – we currently live in a society, job situation, family situation that we didn’t really, consciously, choose. I mean, really choose. We are in marriages that we don’t care about,...

February: The Month of Love – Events in NYC

I feel so blessed to be in the nexus of so much love, healing, creativity and wisdom. I have compiled a list of some of the love-related events coming up in February led by lovely people I know. There seems to be something for just about everyone, whether single, or...

5 Myths That Are Hurting Your Chance for Love

As a smart, successful woman, it’s important to address your hidden fears and all the limiting belief systems floating around in your mind and energy field about love and dating. There are some that you may be conscious of and others you may need to explore more...

How I found Happiness After Heartbreak [video]

Find out about the next Stand Up For Passion event!   What types of men are you attracting? Take the free Love Magnet Quiz and get your personalized Love Assessment. Is it time you partnered with a Love & Relationship expert to take control of your life?...

Be.Loved. Manifest Your Dream Relationship – September 7th

  Do you wonder why you are the only one without an extraordinary love in your life? Does it sometimes feel like finding a mate is based on luck and timing? Are you stuck in the wounds of your past relationship and find it hard to date again? Are you sick of...

Everyday Freedom with Citi Bike 🙂

  Every morning, I thank Citi Bike for making riding to work possible. I've realized how important it is to do something that feels freeing and joyful, every day.  

Yearning for Love

Throughout time people have envied great love stories. When you find yourself envying a deep love, it is simply your soul letting you know that love exists for you as well. It does not mean that specific partner could give it to you. Quite the opposite. That love is a...

10 Steps to Awakening the Divine Feminine Within

Women in the corporate world, this is for you. When I first started my spiritual healing journey, I was a hot mess. The left side of my body had gone numb for some reason. I felt drained, uninspired, and dejected with the world. There didn’t seem to be a reason to...

The 7 Laws of Enlightened Relationships

By Dr. David Simon, Chopra Center for Wellbeing Most people envision an ideal intimate relationship based upon shared interests, open communication, mutual nurturing, and passion. When they’re unable to create this level of emotional connection, they conclude that...

Business Model insights for Highly Conscious Entrepreneurs

Andrea Hess - 3 videos on how Highly Conscious Entrepreneurs can attract people to serve, through their divine gifts - Notes. Video 1: How highly conscious entrepreneurs get stuck when they come to the emotional+doing phase – we have to keep going through this cycle,...

Clearing Your Unique Karmic Monads to Unleash Your Soul Purpose 

Call with Kara Gilligan – Call #2 - notes Title: Money Medicine: Clearing Karmic Monads Date & Time: Monday, June 23rd at 3:30pm Eastern http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=56327637 Kara - Personal branding expert and business coach – soul-centered businesses,...

Transforming Survival Programming

3 Essential Steps to Transforming Survival Programming – Kara Gilligan - Notes What are signs of being in survival mode? Invisibility (no one notices you & what you do) Feast or Famine (you bring in large amounts of money, followed by serious “droughts”) Freezing...

The Prophet – On Marriage

Every time I read 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran, I feel moved (and almost shaken) by how forward-thinking and evolutionary Gibran's thoughts were on different subjects. His view of marriage is at once sacred and freedom-based: Then Almitra spoke again and said, "And...

Non-Violent Communications – Call with Thom Bond

Non-Violent Communications – Call with Thom Bond. Weeks 49-52 Pervasive Feelings Feelings-listening muscle which needs to be constantly used. When we get to a certain place, we can listen more than we have ever before It’s always there – we stop paying attention after...

In a State of Love, We are Fearless – Random Acts of Kindness Day

Posted on ServiceSpace.org, written by Annette Konoske-Graf We met at noon under the arch in Washington Square Park. There was already a kind of magic around us. Children danced in front of the woman blowing giant bubbles. A quartet of older men sang 50's tunes. There...

Yvonne Bynoe – How to Give Yourself Permission to Thrive – notes

How to Give Yourself Permission to Thrive & Prosper as a Transformational Coach, Speaker, Healer or Leader w/Business and Success Coach, Yvonne Bynoe (Host) -       What are my intentions? -       What are my hindrances in attracting the clients that you want?...

Emily Pereira: The Beginner’s Secret – notes

Abundant Goddess Summit Emily Pereira: "The Beginner's Secret: How to become a courageous, passionate, woman who isn't afraid to speak her truth and follow her dreams." Emily Pereira is a Spirit Nature Certified Spiritual Advocate, who is assists women in gaining...

Amanda Noelle – Tantra of Money – notes

Abundant Goddess Summit Making money is a divine feminine force -       Tuning into the center of the divine feminine essence – Yoni – feminine power Physical organs Energy from cosmos – star children; star ideas; star light Root chakras, sacral chakra Yoni yoga –...

Marin Bach-Antonson – Rewire for Radiant Wealth – notes

Abundant Goddess Summit Marin Bach-Antonson  - Rewire for Radiant Wealth: How to breakthrough your money struggle and instantly up-level your wealth-potential as a soul-led entrepreneur www.riseupgoddess.com - notes  Create a vision Unlock the prosperity code Dissolve...

Liz Draman – Awaken Your Boundless Wealth – notes

Abundant Goddess Summit Liz Draman  - Awaken Your Boundless Wealth - http://www.lizdraman.com/ More than anything material – inner/spiritual abundance, peace, joy We already have everything that is needed – Zero point – Greg Braden. If we need confidence – then we can...

Kadena Tate – Why People Give You Their Money – notes

Abundant Goddess Summit Kadena Tate - Why People Give You Their Money - notes Wealth & abundance – is a state of consciousness Jim Rohn – Average income is the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with Let go of everything that isn’t serving me...

Om Aim Saraswatye Namaha

Saraswati mantra, chanted 108 times, for invoking wisdom, creativity and for energizing the Swadisthana (2nd) Chakra.

Your Business Has a Soul

Did you know that your company has a soul, just as you do? This spirit is born (‘incorporated’) through the combined intentions and love of its co-creators, and is brought into the world with great fanfare and hope. This beautiful spirit is born, to experience growth...

Quinoa and Millet Mexican Salad

I cook meals several times a month for our Wednesday evening meditation gatherings. One of the most popular recipes is my own quick-meal creation - a delicious, healthy and sattvik quinoa/millet salad! Here's the recipe: - Sautee onions/garlic/tomatoes in coconut oil...

Our Greatest Fear – Marianne Williamson

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.  Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant,...

The Art of Compassion – with Thom Bond

Every month, a group of us gather as part of a virtual study group to study compassion, with Non-Violent Communication teacher, Thom Bond. These calls are part of a year-long study program 'Compassion Course Online', which is nearly free, and yet, priceless in terms...

Thinking Patterns of the Struggling Entrepreneur – Part II

How do entrepreneurs sabotage themselves? Find the first 5 reasons in Part I. 6. They are secretive about what they’re doing Everyone has an obligation to their teachers, mentors, the planet - to everyone that has given us our training and mastery. If we’re given a...

Thinking Patterns of the Struggling Entrepreneur – Part I

Why does success seem like it has involve such hard work; and yet, the rich and famous people are out there, finding time to do cool things and support important causes? How do we bend time, use the law of attraction to draw more customers, and get rid of negative...

Happy Ostara!

Beginning at Spring Equinox, this is a period of new beginnings, nature springing into life from resting during winter, and of bringing creative energy into action. It's a great time to reconnect with nature, allow your creative juices to flow, and begin new projects 🙂

What David Deida Taught Me About Femininity

In my search for understanding the sacred masculine and divine feminine energies better, I recently read David Deida’s book, ‘The Way of the Superior Man’, a modern-day spiritual and practical guidebook for men. From the passion and poetry in the pages, I could tell...

Goddess Circle. Imagine. Believe. Create.

Last night I had another chance to fall in love with myself and the world, in an aesthetically gratifying, yet subtle and sacred way. I had the privilege of attending a Goddess circle at the Imagine Gallery, a pop up art space curated by Shannon Shiang (the space was...

5 Mind-Distracting Habits to Kick

Given that there are thousands of thoughts swarming around our heads, how do we begin to think our own thoughts, derived from our own wisdom? For starters, begin to remove anything that fills your mind with extraneous information or entertainment that provides little...

My First Neti Pot Experience

Last evening, I had my first neti experience. Krishan had brought out the dreaded neti pot, a blue-colored plastic one that we got from Sivananda Ashram. It was on my mind to try it out, given that I had just attended a very informative class on breathing and...

Why I Decided to Do Yoga Teacher Training

I have a confession. I love to eat. And I dislike working out, unless it involves running or biking outside. I have many days when I’m lazy, and would rather eat a burrito and watch SITC (or other sitcom reruns) on my couch, nap, or read books on esoteric subjects...

The Alchemy of Emotions

I have come to understand feelings in a lively and joyful way, through my meditation and healing experiences. The inquiry process began, though, during a difficult phase in my life. A few years ago, I was boiling with a lot of anger - with my fiance who had just left...

The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier

--by Ocean Robbins, Oct 30, 2013  (Excerpted from DailyGood.org) Our world is pretty messed up. With all the violence, pollution and crazy things people do, it would be easy to turn into a grouchy  old man without being either elderly or male. There's certainly no...

Leadership and the Art of Being Grounded

Many business leaders are in a quagmire today. Markets are shifting quickly, their families are under stress, and business is ‘not as usual’ with all the pressures for cost reduction or enhanced performance.  In these situations, I notice that business leaders have...

The 16 Habits of Exuberant Human Beings

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us. In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The...

Wabi Sabi

Wabi-sabi The crack on the bookshelf in the corner, with chipped olive-tinted paint. The ladybug with just one brown spot, flitting through the grass. The young mother, holding her child close; with one breast gone, due to cancer. The ten year old boy who can’t...

Soul Song

Soul Song I invite you to explore the deep recesses of your body, To find the song that yearns to be sung. Perhaps you may have searched far and wide, Through books, wisdom of sages, your guides and teachers, your loved ones, your expressions, your journeys with...

3 Steps to Creating Your New Year’s Resolutions – Mindfully

A man once asked the Dalai Lama, "I want to be happier, what should I do?" The Dalai Lama simply replied, "Write down what makes you happy, do more of those things; write down what makes you unhappy, do less of those things." At the end of any year, we have the...

The Mystery of the Broken Glass

About a year ago, I had embarked on an experiment to infuse my water with love and kindness. This hippie experiment was inspired by a book titled 'Hidden Messages in Water' by Dr. Masaru Emoto, in which he shared some vivid pictures on experiments done on water, after...

In Search of the Sacred Leader

The hives have been angered, and bees everywhere are being massacred by our predatory lifestyle. We are facing a dire need for the cultivation of bee communities to ensure that all flowering plant life are not deprived of pollination, to continue the precious dance of...

Super Soul Saturday – a day of meditation, reflection and being

Two Saturdays ago, nearly forty people came together in Princeton, NJ, for the quarterly east coast Awakin Super Soul Saturday to meditate, reflect, and be with each other, in mindfulness and joy. This time, we were blessed with Nipun's presence, and he became our...

Micro Moments of ‘Bah’

Last night we had a beautiful Awakin sit here in Manhattan, where we shared our reflections on our daily life and on the heart-opening passage, ‘Micro Moments of Love’. Through each sit I attend, my heart fills with gratitude for the group wisdom, the buddha, that...

Total Leadership – with Prof. Stew Friedman

Recently, while at my five year Wharton reunion, I was having a conversation with a classmate on how I was exploring ways that we could live differently, sustainably– embodying our spiritual values and promoting a ‘gift’ and love-based economy. Luis looked into my...

Beauty detoxing for the soul

These past few weeks, I have been exploring ways to improve my diet. I was finding that I was generally getting lethargic and prone to sickness. A visit to a Chinese herbalist/doctor woke me up to the fact that my poor kidneys, stomach and liver were exhausted from...

Follow Your True Calling And Do No Harm

 Read recently from a Sivananda Ashram newsletter: "Why is it important to follow our true callings or use the gifts we incarnate with, even if we are working full time in areas that sustain us financially but drain us spiritually? What happens if this conflict cannot...

Processing Anger With An Open Heart

Source: http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=929 --by John Robbins and Ann Mortifee (Feb 18, 2013) Anger is an intense and primal expression of the life force, a burning flame that cannot be ignored. It is the psyche’s alarm system, demanding that attention be...

Stop. Breathe. Heal.

I am feeling a deluge of love and compassion flow through me. As I write this, I feel like I want to lose myself in the moment, be a part of nature, merge with other people, and elements of the natural realm, including plants and animals. As I look at each human face,...

The Daffodil’s Journey into Self-Love

  Dear world, It is February 11th, 2013 – a few days before Valentine’s day. I want to declare to the world, that my life, my message, as of today, is about the importance of self-love. I feel it as it ripples throughout different parts of my body, the truth...

We Must Meditate for At Least 30 Minutes Everyday

"The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life." ~~Sogyal Rinpoche, Meditation. When I was walking around in the airport yesterday morning, I saw a heart-wrenching headline on the cover of the New York Magazine: "High School...

Bringing mindfulness home

Recently, my cousin asked me a question: "Sarika, I notice that my [teenage] son's attention span has diminished; it's almost like he has a lack of focus, and also, he is becoming less loving over time. He's also addicted to technology and TV. I myself want more from...