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Live a Life

Without Regrets!

I’m Ana Verzone, and I teach people who want to make the most of this one, precious life the skills it takes to live a life with no regrets.

I do this by helping you apply the key teachings of Buddhism to your daily life. You know…when you’re off the cushion;)

Does this mean you have to be Buddhist to work with me? Not at all. But it does mean that you’re open to using the skills of mindfulness, compassion, and loving-kindness to live your best life (and yes, these are skills you can learn, and that I can teach you).

It also means that even if you can’t sit still for your fave Netflix show, you’re at least considering the idea of meditation, since it’s a pretty epic skill to have (I have a way of teaching it for folks just like you that you’ll really dig).

Most of my clients prefer to live unconventionally and simply, like piecing together random work so they can travel half the year, or work out of their van even though they have a doctorate degree and the words “Professor” on their resume. Freedom is their #1 priority. But it’s not just about their passports, mountain adventures, or road trips – they also want freedom from the suffering that’s going on in their heads. The anxiety, stress, overwhelm, low self-confidence and general funk.

I call my peeps Freedom Junkies, because we’re addicted to TRUE freedom – freedom not just on the outside, but also internal freedom, so our thoughts don’t screw us over and hold us hostage to our old ways of being, keeping us from showing up as our best selves.

Freedom Junkies like doing things out-of-the-box in a way that most members of society think is weird, but that fellow Freedom Junkies wouldn’t want any other way – and that includes how they manage their mind + emotions so they can feel confident in who they are again.

As my client, you’ll learn how to design a life you’re proud of living, with integrity and the courage and skills to make your deepest dreams a reality. You’ll stop wondering, “What if?” and cultivate the courage to do all those things your soul yearns to do – and be who you want to be.

You’ll learn in your bones how to show up authentically and wholeheartedly in your relationships – fiercely loving, forgiving and opening your heart so you can be proud of how you show up in the world.

As a result, you’ll also learn to not fear leaving this life, knowing you lived it to its fullest with integrity and compassion. You won’t be wondering if you’re wasting your time on this epic planet. Learning to live and die full-on is the most courageous thing you can do. And trust me: it is absolutely, positively, without-a-doubt worth it!

I’m a Master Certified Coach that has over 23 years of experience guiding people on personal growth journeys in the wilderness and in the comfort of their own homes. I’ve been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner since 1991 and have studied under amazing teachers from various lineages. I was introduced to Buddhism in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition and have also studied with several Kagyu teachers. I attended my first month-long retreat in 1995, and was introduced to Insight Meditation and Vipassana teachings in 2004.

As a former international climbing guide, I’ve guided people through their fears in very real and dangerous moments on intense expeditions. Some of my clients call me a Soul Midwife, because as a nurse-midwife, I’ve literally delivered over a thousand babies all over the world, ushering their souls into this life – and as a death doula I have been with people on their deathbed, learning intimately what they have found is most important in life. I have an intimate understanding of these sacred transitions, and use what I’ve learned to help you live your best life. Read more about me here.

As a result, ziji a Tibetan word for true, radiant, inner confidence – is my jam. I’ve seen people freak out over things big and small, and I know how to help them dig deep and find the courage to show up authentically, with integrity, and do what it takes from a source that is deep within them. I teach my clients how to do some serious mindset alchemy so they can cultivate the clarity and courage to create the life of their dreams – one that’s lived without regrets.

Wanna dive in? I thought so!

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One of the classic stages of the Hero’s Journey is the Call to Adventure, where a person stops living an average life, the separation from society and life as you know it begins, and things start to get interesting.

WHY DO-OVERS ARE THE BEST
That cliché about “today is a new day” is totally true…even though totally annoying when someone saying it to you in the moment. Click to learn why.

WHY ADVENTURE IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR EVOLUTION
When you do new things, when your mind is asked by necessity – on a regular basis – to change it up and not fall into the same pattern, it is more malleable. We tend to feel most alive when we are on the edge, when we are stretching ourselves. This is how we evolve.

 

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