#soulSOLUTIONS: A new approach to using affirmations that really work.

even-if-youre-on-the-right-track-youll-get-run-over-if-you-just-sit-there-heather-s-hustonOn the path to achieving goals we often have to learn a new way of moving through the world;  a way that’s aligned with the goals we create for ourselves.  It’s common to experience discomfort during the growing process. One valuable (and fun) tool I use to help me move through the discomfort is positive affirmations.  But it wasn’t until I made an important adjustment to my affirmations that they began to really work and supported me in creating new experiences.  This adjustment helped me expand my comfort zone and release a lot of my old self-defeating habits.

In this video you learn how to re-invent your affirmations and begin experiencing lasting results that leave you feeling on track and inspired.

#soulSOLUTIONS: are you prepared to achieve your goals?

How are those New Year’s Intentions coming along?

Last week we discussed 3 steps to creating palpable intentions that will get you started on a clear path towards achieving your goals for 2015.

They are:

1. Get clear on how you’d like to FEEL

2. Get clear on who you’d like to BE

3. Get clear on what you’d like to DO

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The process doesn’t stop here – there’s more to the game.

Are you prepared to achieve your goals? I was a MASTER at doing the inner-work when it came to this stuff.  I’d meditate and see myself as having all my dreams fulfilled.  My apartment walls were covered with vision boards and  sticky notes that had motivational quotes scribbled on them.  I was feeling SO excited … but WHY WASN’T ANYTHING HAPPENING?!

In this week’s video we explore the next step towards ACTUALIZING our goals.  I learned this process after years of getting an arms-length away from my goals without actually achieving them.  By applying this step I went from the kid on the street looking through the window of the toy store to the kid playing with Tonka Trucks (or Barbie Dolls if I’m keeping it real).

Watch this short video & learn the next valuable step…


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#soulSOLUTIONS: 3 steps to creating New Year’s INTENTIONS that work!

Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 5.52.26 PMResolutions are SO 2014 – this year let’s focus on creating New Year’s INTENTIONS that help us expand our vision of 2015.  In this video I share 3 easy steps I use to help me get clear as I move forward towards something I find really inspiring …


Like this video?  Then you’ll dig this one too!

Give your vision board a makeover – learn how to do it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4ijykShkIM&list=UUe8fu3n7-KbrSo6wF6LRgEA

#soulSOLUTIONS: why fall ROCKS me…

When I was growing up in the Pacific North West I couldn’t wait for the Summer months.  Seattle can feel like one long rainy day so the modest warmth of July and August always offered a little escape from the wet jeans and windshield wipers.  I’ve been loving in Los Angeles for fifteen years now and have totally morphed into a fall-man.  Now I welcome the opportunity to wear a jacket and scarf (even if the scarf is more for fashion than function). 

1327527180_jesse-brune-lg1-300x228I also totally love the flavors of fall.  The chef in me enjoys experimenting with pumpkin and butternut squash dishes.  I revisit my famous stuffed-apple recipe, prematurely map out our Thanksgiving meal, and have fun sitting in  Starbucks to watch peoples’ enthusiastic reaction to pumpkin-spiced lattes.

In addition to fashion and food, fall gives us the opportunity to consider what we’re interested in releasing from our lives.  It’s a time of harvest; we get to harvest the wisdom that LOVE brings.  In order to do this simply, I have found it’s helpful to release thoughts, beliefs, and habits no longer serve my growth.  Are you willing to let the limited and painful beliefs about yourself fall away like the leaves on the tree?  We create space for the harvest by clearing out the clutter of ego-thinking.So, how do we do this?  We become WILLING to be HAPPY NOW.  But why leave it at “Yeah, I’m willing to be happy…”?  Why not allow your actions to align with your intention?  I invite to you carve out some time to sit in meditation and prayer.  Practice lowering the volume of the busy-thinking so you can hear more clearly the guidance of your spiritual consciousness.  Thankfully there’s a part of us that knows exactly what to do and where to go.

So, as we move deeper into fall I invite you to get clear on how you’re interested in feeling.  What thoughts and habits are you willing to release, and what loving lessons are your going to harvest and share with others?  This is the AWESOME opportunity that fall provides us.

If what I’m saying seems too far-fetched or challenging for you, it’s all good.  This is a learning process which requires you to simply take one step at a time.  All the wisdom of the Universe dwells within you – it’s just a matter of removing the blocks (judgmental thoughts/beliefs) that are preventing you from hearing your inner-guide.

I suggest finding a spiritual center,organization, or group that you like. I find it SO helpful and WAY more fun to walk this path with others.  Get involved and discover for yourself the amazing potential that lies in participating in spiritual community.  You can always join me at my spiritual home every Sunday by visiting Project: Service LA’s Youtube page and watching the service LIVE.  How cool  that there’s so many ways to stay connected! 

xxx, Jesse

#soulSOLUTIONS: Keep it simple

images-1For years I wanted nothing to do ANYTHING simple. I liked the rush of having a lot of stuff and all the commitments and upkeep that came with maintaining it. But as my commitment to peace and happiness deepened I realized that all the things I acquired were more like distractions than badges of honor that proved I “made it”.

In this #soulSOLUTIONS we explore how a commitment to keep it simple can support you in expanding the awareness of LOVE in your life.


#soulSOLUTIONS: inside an ashram; my interview with the directors of Ananda L.A.

Check out my first interview for our #soulSOLUTIONS series.

Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 9.56.20 PMDarmadevi and Narayan Romano are an awesome young couple that have dedicated their lives to their spiritual practice. As the directors of Ananda L.A. (which is part of the global movement Ananda, founded by Swami Kriyananda & based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda), these two teachers live in an Ashram and support others on their journey to self-realization, through the practice of Kriya Yoga.

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Thanks! Jesse


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