The Power of a Spiritual Practice


I used to think that anyone who said they had a spiritual practice was someone chanting on mala beads while doing a one handed arm balance…

 Now, I have found a daily grounding practice to be extremely important commitment to live an awakened life.  As we start proving the ego wrong and stepping into love and our wholeness, our ego minds can get louder and louder in opposition.  Finding your own spiritual practice is helpful in connecting and quieting the mind, even if its just for a few minutes each day.

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Love pairs greatly with forgiveness

love pairs greatly

I believe that we were born with a clear love channel, and we are at any given time free to return there. Experience of the past has enabled a murky & confusing channel or a channel of conditions. This is why we feel the need to have the distinction  of”unconditional love” love is pure without condition.

So what tools can we utilize to return to a clear channel of love?

Please forgive me
I’m sorry
Thank you
I love you

Repeating these four phrases as many times as you need to. I love you and thank you will allow for a grounding in gratitude and are essential.

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Gratitude THRIVE

Sustainability of Transformation:
The Gratitude Thrive program is designed to support graduates of Part 1, Part 2 & Masterful Living in staying connected to the community and having the coaching tools available and accessible through the work of transformation.

Let’s face it! Although the Gratitude Training, due to the experiential nature of the program, is far more sustainable than many other workshops out there, the drift is still strong. Any time we take ourselves to a new level in any area, there is always the possibility of slipping into old ways and the ego can get the better of us. Life continuously brings us new challenges. Those challenges demand that we reinvent and redesign ourselves in order to succeed. Gratitude Thrive is designed to support you on this journey.

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Vision Quest

“Gratitude Training will be available in 300 cities within 10 years…. from
2017-2020 the goal is to grow 50% every year having a total of 20 centers by the end of 2020.”
~Jo Englesson, April 2016


As you may know, Gratitude Training has officially opened up the trainings in another city – and that city is MIAMI!!  We currently have had 2 trainings there and are gearing up for our 3rd one! GT 3 Part 1 will officially be underway June 1st!

We also have an exciting new workshop called Vision Quest! We’ve rolled it out in a few of our other cities and NOW Miami …. it’s coming to you!!!

At the Vision Quest Workshop, we explore some of the following concepts:
• Being in discovery about your vision and purpose.
• Effectively communicating your vision to others.
• What it means to live a vision-driven life.
• How taking committed action will support you in ALL areas of your life.

It will be held on Thursday, @ 6:30pm-9pmat the Agni Miami 5084 Biscayne Blvd Ste 101A, Miami, Florida 33137.

Follow the link to sign up today!!!

5 Keys to Creating Relationships that Work

Romantic Couple at SunsetFor those of us who endeavor to create long-lasting, successful, committed relationships; we know that they certainly can have their ups and downs. Success in a relationship, to me, is defined not only by the couple remaining together but by a continued deepening of intimacy and trust, and through the creation of a safe space of authentic expression for both partners. By that definition of success, having tools and practices that work is not only desirable but necessary. Here are a few things that I’ve learned to really support couples in winning.

1. Actively Sharing and Listening:

People, especially in an intimate partnership want to be heard and know that their feelings and opinions are valid and valuable to their partner. Although this is probably an obvious truth to anybody who considers it, the practical application of it, in relationship, is not always easy.

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Here We Grow…

Here We Grow…

“Gratitude Training will be available in 300 cities within 10 years…from 2017-2020 the goal is to grow 50% every year having a total of 20 centers by the end of 2020.”

~Jo Englesson, April 2016

How many times have you heard, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me!”  Well, members of our Gratitude community have taken that saying to heart and demonstrated the distinction of Be, Do, Have!  A powerful group of individuals DECLARED Gratitude Training Part 1 would be offered in New Jersey in 2017. They were committed to being a part of my vision… They were willing to do whatever it takes…  And, drumroll please…

New Jersey, here we come!!! EWR-GT1 Part 1 is scheduled for August 3-6, 2017!! Can’t you feel the energy intensifying!?!

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Because of 4AM


Kobe Bryant recently shared an all-time great mindset, manifested into a subtle quote that not many people noticed. It’s been three weeks and I can’t get it out of my head, so I wanted to share. You can take it literally or (mostly) metaphorically – both work and can be applied to the dream you’re chasing.

The quote came from Kobe when he was on stage accepting the ‘Icon Award’ at the ESPYS. He was addressing fellow athletes: 

“We’re not on this stage just because of talent or ability,” Bryant said.

“We’re up here because of 4 a.m. We’re up here because of two-a-days or five-a-days.

We’re up here because we had a dream and let nothing stand in our way. If anything tried to bring us down, we used it to make us stronger.”

There are thousands of athletes that had similar or even better talent than Kobe. Just like there are thousands of executives, leaders, sales managers, artists, musicians, writers, etc. that have the same and more talent than you and me.

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