Inner work

Things I Keep From Myself

By Nicole Urdang | June 18, 2013
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“To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.” Oscar Wilde, De Profundis “And that is how we are. By strength of will we cut off […]

Personal evolution

By Nicole Urdang | May 2, 2013
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“…may my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple…may my heart always be open” e.e. cummings It’s not a revolution, it’s an evolution. I think it’s personal evolution that will bring about planetary evolution. So that’s what I’m focusing on. Woody Harrelson Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of […]

There Is No One Right Way To Live

By Nicole Urdang | May 2, 2013
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“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” Friedrich Nietzsche There is no one right way to live. There is only your way in this moment. Whether you are experiencing abject misery, overwhelming joy, or numbness, this is your […]

Secrets: What we reveal can heal.

By Nicole Urdang | January 21, 2013
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“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack “What you didn’t tell someone was just as debilitating as what you did.” Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care “Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.” Jean de La Fontaine “If I only had three words of advice, […]

No regrets

By Nicole Urdang | October 2, 2012
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If things were different they wouldn’t be the same. From an episode of Law & Order Every decision comes with a cornucopia of unanticipated consequences. How could it be otherwise? Like crystals growing in a petri dish, they build, one on top of another, into configurations previously unimagined. Similarly, every second in life is full […]

Turn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities

By Nicole Urdang | June 20, 2012
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One of my favorite yoga teachers, David Magone, talks of turning obstacles into opportunities. It’s uncanny how you don’t really have to wait to get psyched to deal with something because an obstacle is a motivator in and of itself. That very roadblock will jump start change and push you into learning new skills and […]