Posts by Cristina Bonnet Acosta

Cristina Bonnet Acosta is an Organic Intelligence holistic coach. She has a twenty-year background in Buddhism, psychotherapy, and spiritual development. She supports her clients with cutting-edge approaches to healing that are both gentle and effective. Her work combines a holistic strategy that includes somatic work, nervous system organization, inquiry, spirituality, post-trauma growth, and nurturing care. You can learn more about her work and book a thirty-min free session at: www.cristinabonnet.com.

The Problem with Meditating to Become More Productive

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there,’ or being in the present but wanting to be in the future.” ~Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

I started learning yoga and meditation when I was eighteen years old, in the late nineties, in the car garage of one of the few yoga teachers in Puerto Rico. I took to it like a duck to water.

By the time I was twenty-five, I had spent months on Buddhist silent retreats, living in ashrams in the USA, India, and Burma.

Meditative practices and retreats provided me with great moments …

10 Unique Lessons from Across the Globe for a Meaningful Life

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~W.B. Yeats

For a few years of my life, I was lucky enough to have a semi-nomadic lifestyle. A lot of my stuff fit in a backpack, and it was a great joy to move around different regions of the world and have rich conversations with people. One of the most enchanting aspects of my years spent backpacking was the discovery of these magical practices that resonate deeply across cultures.

I started a precious collection of these soul-deep lessons from the various landscapes I passed …