The Power of Words: How They Create Hate or Hope

More than ever, our world needs conscious leaders who are effective communicators.  Leaders who speak their truth with empathy and compassion.  In this month’s podcast, we will help you identify your subconscious beliefs around your own communication skills so that you are heard and can continue to be the beacon of light the world needs.…

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Holiday Communication: Family Love Fest or Smack Down?

What’s not to love about the holidays?  Good friends, good food and good fun!  But what happens when the spiced eggnog is flowing and the conversation turns to the dreaded topic of religion or politics? We all want to enjoy spending time with our families, but it takes self-awareness, patience and understanding to make sure…

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Finding your Spirit Guides Meditation

This short meditation with Burge will bring you a different feeling of connection and peace.

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Love and Unity

Unity Essence of Being Burge Smith Lyons

What is love? And what is unity? When you think about love, does your mind go to warm, fuzzy feelings in your belly? Do you blush? Or think incessantly about the object of your affection? That’s not love. When you think about unity, do you imagine people coming together to compromise and come to an…

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United We Fly, Divided We Cry

United Essence of Being Burge Smith Lyons

In these unsettling times, it’s more important than ever to learn how to bridge our differences. I know we’ve all heard it before, but the truth is that we’re all in this together. I have been concerned about our loss of connection as a result of the pandemic, lockdowns, social isolation, political differences and more.…

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United We Fly, Divided We Cry

United We Fly Essence of Being Burge Smith Lyons

Many of us are talking about the events that occurred at the Capitol in Washington D.C. and we’re asking, “How did that happen?” Many questions continue to come up and upset is resulting from all different points of view. As I ponder our beginnings as the UNITED States and watch all of this unfold, I…

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Peace For the Holidays: How to Communicate with Family

Peace for the Holidays Burge Smith Lyons Essence of Being Podcast

When we come together with our families of origin for the holidays, we can find ourselves triggered. Old wounds can open up, and we may find ourselves reacting instead of responding. Even if it’s never happened before, you can have peace for the holidays. You can be present, communicate with family and have a happy…

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The Election: Create Harmony and Have a Voice

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The upcoming election will not be the first or the last time that angst is felt in our families, our communities, our country and our world. Many of us are struggling with how to have a voice and express our truths, while still creating good will and harmony. In times such as these, it can…

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Political Synergy: Wisdom for Now and Later

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Many of us have never seen the country, or the world, so divided. As we move closer to the U.S. presidential election, you may be wondering if you’ll be able to accept the outcome. You may also be questioning how others will cope if your candidate wins. Or, more realistically, perhaps you’re wondering—no matter who…

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Can We All Just Get Along?

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Many of us are looking on in awe, as the world around us turns into something unrecognizable. Maybe the people you love are showing sides of themselves you’ve never seen. Maybe you’re finding yourself arguing over politics, race, religion, ethics…or maybe you’re feeling attacked. Perhaps this turmoil is causing you anxiety, costing you friends, or…

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