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Kevin Marshall

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Austin, TX, USA

Description: Kevin Ruess Marshall is a spiritual life coach who works with clients to question their tightly held beliefs about themselves in order to gain the confidence needed to face their deepest fears and realize personal freedom. In 2008, after 10 years of intense spiritual study and practice of various traditions, including Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Toltec Wisdom, Yoga, and Hinduism, Kevin began serving as a coach to friends and colleagues… Read more...

Recent Articles

  • All Desire is Bad: Stop It! Part I

    You may have already caught onto this untold 'secret' about life, but have you ever noticed that sometimes when you get what you wanted, you find out that it doesn't make you as happy as you thought it would when you didn't have it? This is nothing short of a bummer! Nonetheless, it's a fact t..Read more

    desire power
  • Satan and Coffee:The Coffee Meditation

    Think of a Zen garden.  Now think of drinking a cup of coffee in the garden. BZZZZZ.  Those don’t go together, the right answer must be tea of course! Coffee + Meditation Don’t Mix It’s interesting to me that we have these stories in our mind about what is spiritual and what’s not. Coffe..Read more

  • Positive Thinking: In Denial or In the Flow?

    Does positive thinking help or hinder your spiritual growth? Does it really put you in the right mindset for an improved state of wellness and abundance, or is it, as some claim, simply denying your current situation? Some thoughts: A number of people approach positive thinking with the attitu..Read more

    rise and shine
  • How to Walk on Fire – Literally

    A few weeks ago, my wife and I had the incredible opportunity to join a fire-walking ceremony one evening here with some of the good people of Austin, Texas. I'd never been invited to anything like this, but my recollection was the the last time someone told me about their experience of it, I truly ..Read more

    burned feet from firewalking
  • 5 Levels of Attachment – An Interview with Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

    What's Your Biggest Problem Right Now? If you decided not to answer "spiritually" (you know: "I have no problems") but really gave it a go, my followup question to you is: How attached are you to the problem?  Even better: how attached are you to your beliefs about the problem? Before my r..Read more

    Miguel Ruiz Jr
  • How to Meditate – Benefits of Meditation – Part 2/5

    We continue our series of workshops on CafeTruth TV. In this segment we discuss: How social structures can create stress which can in turn cause disease and life-span The 3 benefits of meditatoin Meditation's ability to reduce mental, emotional, and physical stress Meditations ability..Read more

  • Does Your Past Dictate Your Future? Lessons from Jesus

    Let's talk about Jesus for a moment, it being Christmas time and all. Besides being an overall great guy, he also radically altered the course of history for the next 2000 years. I'm not going to get into whether these changes were all good, but either way, they were significant. Even more so, after..Read more

  • How to Meditate Series

    Welcome to our new series of workshops on CafeTruth TV. Let's face it, meditation is hard for a lot of people just starting out.  Let's change that! This is a five part video series on how to meditate from CafeTruth. Think of this as a life hack meditation guide - rather than spend years lea..Read more

  • A Spiritual Response to Newtown’s Tragedy

    How does a “spiritual person” react to the tragic news of last Friday’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut? The short answer: no different than anyone else. Interestingly, this was the question that appeared in my mind hours after hearing the disturbing news of the Newtown i..Read more

    spiritually sad
  • Respecting Everyone’s Path

    Meditation and prayer. Is there really a big difference? Perhaps the instructions are a little different, but overall, I think the intention is the same. When I sit down to meditate, I have often found that major insights will occur to me, especially about questions I've asked. Is this not God or th..Read more

  • Fear: Distracter from Your Self

    If you listen or read many spiritual teachings or traditions these days and a few things are often discussed: [caption id="attachment_1288" align="alignright" width="276"] Moyan Brenn[/caption] Try to quiet your mind and not believe your thoughts Once you achieve a quiet mind and stop b..Read more

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  • What is a spiritual teacher?

    When do you know it's time to consider finding a spiritual teacher or spiritual coach? The concept of a spiritual teacher is an ancient one, and certainly most of us are familiar with the famous archetype that we've been exposed to through various media. Movies over the years like to exaggerate thi..Read more

  • The Wineshop

    Last night, full of longing, asking the wine woman for more and then more. She teased me so lovingly I fell into her and disappeared. Then she was there alone. In the wineshop, I drank a little wine and threw off the robe of this body. I knew, drunk on love, this world is harmony — creation, destr..Read more

  • New Yoga Statistics in the U.S.

    As we noted in an article a few weeks back, yoga is still on the up and up. According to the recent Yoga in America study by Yoga Journal, Yoga in the U.S. has increased by over 4.6 million people over the last 4 years, a 30% increase. (more…)..Read more

  • Prayer vs Meditation

    Someone once told me that the difference between prayer and meditation is that when we pray we are speaking to God, but when we meditate God speaks to us. When I pray or mediate I simply feel a connection with God. I feel elements of meditation in prayer, and prayer in meditation. This makes perfec..Read more

  • 6 Tips to Help You Find the Right Life Coach

    So you're at the point where you realize you want a life coach. Perhaps things have been stale for a while and you need a push. Perhaps there are some goals you want to make a reality. Great! . . . Now what? Finding a life coach can be a daunting task if you've never worked with one before and don'..Read more

  • An Interview with Chloe Park: Spiritual Teacher, Healer, and Yoga Instructor

    Recently, we loved talking to Chloe Park, a true teacher who has demonstrated how one can overcome a dark past, transform their life, and live in bliss. She has a wealth of life experience and has so much to share with us - from how she went from a challenging past to living a life of freedom. Chloe..Read more

    Chloe Park
  • A Career as a Yoga Instructor: Downsides of Practicing Yoga in Your Cubicle

    Part I - Is Yoga Still a Smart Career Choice? More and more I meet yoga enthusiasts who are about to enroll or just recently graduated from yoga instructor training. When I ask them about their story, it's not uncommon to hear that they want to leave (or have even left) a job they're not thrilled w..Read more

  • Working as a Full Time Coach: An Interview with Carole Griggs

    From Full Time Teacher to Full Time Coach Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Fitness Coach and Life Coach Carole Griggs (soon to be Dr. Carole Griggs) in order to speak to her about her beginnings as a full-time professional in the areas of health, fitness, holistic wellness, and life co..Read more

  • 10 Ways You Can Benefit From a Life Coach

     The number of people taking advantage of the benefits of life coaching is rapidly increasing.  A 2012 global study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, an independent services organization, showed that both the number of clients and the number of coaching sessions per client are on the rise.  It..Read more

  • Top 3 Reasons You are Enough

    Something deep rooted in the psyche of most humans is a feeling of unworthiness. More of a feeling than a specific thought really, this unconscious belief wreaks havoc in the lives of the great majority of people to a lesser or greater degree. Even those who for the most part are rather confident an..Read more

  • Meditation or Medication?

    Meditation is a funny thing. It has the ability to bring us great wisdom, peace, and clarity in our lives. If we do it with an authentic and earnest spirit, it can answer deep questions within that we did not know we even had. (more…)..Read more

  • The Great Way is Not Difficult

    The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or again..Read more

  • The Effect of a Good Life Coach

    For many of us, we yearn for a sense of spiritual fulfillment in life but don’t know where to start. It’s as if there is something missing from the story of who we think we are, but don’t know what that missing something is. The following is a testimonial of an individual who transformed his l..Read more

  • Can Veganism Actually Increase Your Chances for Personal Growth?

    Found a great post at the Rich Roll blog, the author for which just finished the Ultraman Triathalon on a strictly vegan diet! There seems to be a great shift taking place in the consciousness of the U.S. with more and more openness to veg..Read more

  • Wise words by Mother Teresa

    We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~Mother Teresa   ..Read more

  • “In Therapy Forever? Enough Already” – A Response

    There's a recent opinion article in the New York times posted yesterday about therapy, it's pros and cons, from the point of view of a licensed therapist with years of experience behind her. Check it out here: In Therapy Forever? Enough Already The author refers to research which suggests that..Read more

  • Gangaji NPR Interview

    Spiritual teacher Gangaji describes her experience of "the story that ended my other story" - or her spiritual awakening. Have a listen: ..Read more

  • Psychotherapist vs Life Coach

    We’ve heard so much back and forth (sometimes its subtle and professional) between life coaches and psychotherapists about who are better, what really works, old school vs new school, etc, etc. I had the good fortune of working in behavioral healthcare & addiction treatment, meeting dozens of ..Read more

  • You Have to go Through Hell to get to Heaven

    I didn't hear this from a spiritual guru. Actually it was from a fitness coach on the Biggest Loser reality TV show which was playing above my head while running on the treadmill. [caption id="attachment_2196" align="alignright" width="207"] Photo: CatPiper[/caption] The comment struck me imme..Read more

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