I have this painting you see here on my stairway. It’s a print of a watercolor of my spiritual teacher, Amma. I fell in love with it a few years ago, and knew it would look lovely on the landing of our stairs. Every day, as I descend the 7 steps at...
The mind likes to do a lot of comparing. Am I doing as well as that person over there? My yoga poses suck. I am the best in the class! Their car is nicer than mine. It would be easy to write pages of this, wouldn’t it? It’s all too familiar. In...
My 8 year old daughter asked me last night, “Why is it called Butterfly? What does butter have to do with it? Who came up with that name?” I had to admit I didn’t know. But it made me think of how often we use words or...
I’ve spent a lot of my life seeking, seeking, seeking. Looking for God everywhere, searching for my teacher or my spiritual path. Today, I was looking for space to store my daughter’s Christmas ornaments, and opened up the...
The funniest thought arose in my meditation today, after I had been contemplating the Eightfold Noble Path – Buddha’s prescription for eradicating suffering and attaining liberation. Apparently, my thoughts weren’t entirely still...
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A selection of books, CDs, and websites that Connie recommends for your continued awakening.
I am not exaggerating when I say that the group has truly and deeply changed my life. I have never felt more content and at peace, and it is amazing. Thank you so much, Connie. I cannot express in words how grateful I… Read more “I am not exaggerating”
Lynnette Pang, Castro Valley, CA
Connie’s website, AwakeningSelf.com is aptly named. Of the many gifts I’ve received as a student and mentee of Connie’s, the most profound has been greater ability to go within and cultivate peace. Connie has a great ability to read the room, perceive what’s needed, and deliver that. This is one of the things that makes… Read more “Always Inspired”
Erika Meir, San Jose, CA
One of Precious Few
Connie is one of those precious few who are able bring much insight, flexibility and heart to human concerns. She is someone who I admire and who I would recommend without… Read more “One of Precious Few”
Nicole Gottfried Zapien, San Francisco, CA
What a Wonderful Gift You Have
Dear Connie – Unfortunately I live too far to enjoy your classes but I sure do look forward to your monthly newsletter “Awakening Self”. I read portions of it to my Yoga classes, as well as use the Quotes on the end to share with the participants. They love it! What a wonderful gift you… Read more “What a Wonderful Gift You Have”
Mary Anna Jansen, Brentwood, CA
You Have Shown Me The “Light”
Your classes have literally “awakened” in me the ability to view myself and the world in a more compassionate way. I have taken this new awareness into my very soul. You have shown me the ” light”,… Read more “You Have Shown Me The “Light””
Diane Boggie, Mountain View, CA
Weaves a Philosophical and Spiritual Message
Connie is a gem. Connie’s vast experiences and wisdom are clearly evident in her teaching and counseling…This is Connie’s gift to us; she is able to take very difficult, complex, hard to understand concepts and make it down-to-earth, relatable and applicable to our modern lives. Her teachings stay with you long after the class. There… Read more “Weaves a Philosophical and Spiritual Message”
Connie is absolutely one of the most intuitive, insightful, kind, nurturing, intelligent, and resourceful people I know. She has given me practical and meaningful tools to use every day in order to reduce stress and increase communication in order to better meet my every day needs. Connie’s counseling style is truly transformative. I found after… Read more “One of the Best Experiences of My Life”
Everything was wonderful. It came from heart and therefore it was accepted and received by heart… Deeply grateful for this wonderful experience and looking forward to future… Read more “Everything was wonderful”
Bibi Sharma, Los Gatos, CA
What was shared had a true resonance
I loved being out in nature and so much appreciated how open everyone was. So much of what was shared had a true resonance to experiences in my own life. It also helped to hear and understand what other women are going through, their experiences and… Read more “What was shared had a true resonance”
I applaud you
From the deepest part of my heart, thank you for the website and content. I want you to know that each post on your blog is refreshing. What makes your work impressive is that your voice is displayed. Therefore, your heart is shared with all of us who take the time to absorb the words.… Read more “I applaud you”
E. Cormier, Louisiana
Connie’s wisdom is healing
Connie’s wisdom is healing. The tools in her book are life enhancing, practical and grounded in love. The deep care she has for everyone is evident. I keep her book bedside and refer to it often. To engage with Connie is to experience a profoundly deep embrace of kindness and compassion, sprinkled with a healthy… Read more “Connie’s wisdom is healing”
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