#NewGrowth Ep 5- Byron Katie on the Power of Self-Inquiry

Author Byron Katie joins Nikki Walton for a conversation around the power of self-inquiry practice and the four questions that can help us not identify with our thoughts.

Byron Katie’s simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her books include the bestselling Loving What Is, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself. Visit thework.com for more information and free resources for doing The Work.

3 Ways Chemical Exposure is Impacting Your Wellness

By Emma Harvie of ASE Beauty


If you’ve heard about the potential effects of chemical exposure, you know why striving to live a cleaner lifestyle is important. If you haven’t, you’re not alone. According to research, it’s no coincidence that chronic and autoimmune disease are becoming increasingly common as our lives become filled with chemicals. There are ways you can fight back. Here’s how chemicals are affecting your health and what you can do about it!

The Most Powerful Thing You Can Be Right Now is PATIENT.


by John Stephenson of Aloha Mystics

In the past decade and a half, we have been conditioned to accept instant gratification as the norm. We no longer send letters or cards through the mail; we email. We no longer browse through bookstores; we order online, and we no longer share photo albums over coffee in our dens; we post way too many pictures on social media. Perhaps it’s time to develop a little more patience.

A passage from the book of James has been coming into my mind quite often, so perhaps it’s something to contemplate. It goes like this: “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

Many of us would like to go back to that simpler time, where the temptations of the world seemed manageable and our spiritual practice fit in neatly with our everyday life of family, friends and work. Now it seems that those activities are being controlled by a pandemic and depending on where we live, the response to that appearance can seem oppressive. We are frustrated that it all hasn’t gone away. What happened to instantaneous healing?

Well, let’s look at that.



Hola Chicas!

So I smile, a lot. A lot, a lot. Maybe not in pictures, but definitely in real life!  Resting bitch face was my thing, but I started smiling actively as a meditation, like this back in 2016ish.  They say the day always looks brighter from behind a smile, and they absolutely weren't lying. But while it feels amazing to glow from the inside-out, and to help activate the glow in others, repetitive facial movements can and will leave 'beauty' marks :)  STORY TIME!  The year was 2017, I had already delivered Max, and Gene and I were sitting across from each other having brunch, al fresco. I was devouring a loaded hash brown bowl with all the cheese, onions, and mushrooms, and sipping my Bellini. Happy, oblivious to the acute 'before-after' quality of the moment. 


by Akilah Peynado of www.akilahpeynado.com

I know, I know; but see with me on this one... because SIS has a testimony. I'm gonna tell it!!! Insert *tambourines, foot stomping, and hand clapping* right here. But first:

So as you know we are rocking and rolling in Nikki’s Meditation group and Book club. I can’t believe it as we are almost finished with this ​current book​ and there is a chance Nikki might introduce another book into the group. At this point, any book she picks will be awesome; but, I am really hoping it is something by ​Wayne Dyer​ cause he is my jam too.

I really do not care if I sound like a broken record in saying, “If you have not decided to ​join in you are missing out.” If I said it once, I’ve said it a million times and I mean it even more, get yo’self in the group on Mondays. Even if you can not join every week (because yes life happens) at least give it a try 3 Mondays a month LOL! 

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