The Experiment: Day 76 ~ Take Joy! On Spreading The Holiday Spirit…


It came to me last night as I was sitting here with the pugs that I wanted to do something special for others for the holiday season, to share what I have to offer in a spontaneous and joyful way. I hemmed and I hawed and I wondered what I could do, and then it came to me. My deepest gift is in mentoring others, to see them through hard times, to help them achieve their goals, to offer them the love, support, and tools needed to make these changes. What if I offered them Half Price! for the holiday season? And because this is such a busy month for people, including me, I felt that the sale should run through December 31 at midnight, someone could buy as many sessions as they wanted to at half price, but schedule them in 2018 from January on. And the package of 4 sessions would be less than half price per session! For those ready to face their future and their lives head on and start the movement toward change in their lives this could be a wonderful thing, and a perfect way to usher in the new year. I was nervous but I knew it was right. I offer this with love and a full heart. And for those of you who wonder what it’s like working with me, here’s what a couple of my past students had to say…

Students speak about working with Maitri…

“I have suffered with an anxiety disorder and bouts of depression for most of my adult life. After years of therapy I was only somewhat better even while on medication. Since Maitri and I have worked together in private Mindfulness Mentoring phone sessions I now have the tools I have needed for so long to alleviate my symptoms and I have regained the hope that all will be well. Maitri’s gentle, soothing voice and clear, compassionate demeanor have been such a blessing to me. She provides practical, real life suggestions and draws from her years of experience of working with others as well as her own practice of mindful and vital self care. Maitri provides me with meditations, journal writing exercises, and suggestions that I focus on weekly and these things have proven to be invaluable in my healing. She is a wonderful listener, teacher, mentor and guide who even stays in touch with me via email to see how I am doing. Maitri came into my life when I most needed her and I am so happy that I placed my trust in such blessed, healing hands. This is one of the best things I have ever done.”

Donna M. Houghtalin, Fishkill, NY


“It was a blessing to have done a Mindful Mentoring session with Maitri.

I had a wonderfully inspiring mentoring session this afternoon — thanks, Maitri. The process was lovely, intuitive, and most importantly, transformative, for the place that I’m in, and where I want to go. I totally recommend it — it was a clarifying experience and pinpointed some truly important messages.

I’ve been stressing about a transition beyond “paid work” into the next step – which is totally where I need to go – she helped me imagine a brighter future, bringing all the gifts and talents that I have forward into the next phase of my life.

Fundamentally, I need to seize the opportunity to create something wonderful and new in the next chapter – it’s time to write a new story with grace, courage, and bringing forward all that I’ve already done.

Thank you, Maitri, for helping me over the “hump”!

Lisa W., Asheville, NC

It is my greatest joy to work with others, to help them see their full potential, to guide them gently on their journeys. And it isn’t just about the hour that we are on the phone. Students fill out a questionnaire once they have signed up so that I can truly understand what they need, what we will be working toward, and I spend a great deal of time before and after the session preparing for our time together and then being available to students via e-mail so that they continue to feel supported. It is deeply personal, there is a recording of the session for the student to keep, it is a whole experience, not just an hour on the phone.

This is my joy, to reach beyond the gloom of the world and make a difference in someone else’s life. I have done this work for a very long time and am deeply committed to it, and I offer it with a heart wide open, a river of love and compassion running through it all.

These sessions are a wonderful gift for those who are looking for something special for someone they love, for those who are watching someone they love suffer and struggle and want to start them out in the new year with hope and help and a path toward change. And it is a perfect gift to give yourself. It starts with us. We cannot help another person until we have first taken care of ourselves, and as poet Mary Oliver asked, “Tell me, what is it you will do with your one wild and precious life?” What will you do dear one as yet another new year approaches? Will this be the year you will step up fully and commit to making the changes in your life you have for so long wanted to make? As I often ask my students, and as I have shared here many times, “If not, why not? If not now, when?” Isn’t it time?

You can click here for more information. I would love to be your guide and partner for change in 2018…

I am sending you so much love, and deeply felt wishes for a peaceful and joyful holiday season, and a new year filled with blessings and the comfort and satisfaction of changes finally made.


The Experiment ~A 365 Day Search For Truth, Beauty &
Day 1 ~ Introduction To The Project
“Do or do not. There is no try.”