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The Gates Of Power ®, Booklikes Blog, by Nomi Bachar

Nomi Bachar is the author of Gates of Power®; Actualize Your True Self. She is a counselor and self-actualization coach, founder and Director of the White Cedar Institute for Expanded Living, LLC, and the creator of the Gates of Power® Method. Ms. Bachar is dedicated to the art and craft of human growth and transformation. She is trained in psychodrama, Gestalt, bioenergetics and primal therapy – all psychotherapeutic modalities that utilize expression, creativity, imagination, and intuition. Nomi has been counseling and coaching for over 25 years, as well as lecturing, leading groups, training individuals and facilitating workshops.


Nomi has worked as an actress, director, and choreographer in the United States and in Israel using multi-media platforms. She integrates her creative skills into her counseling work.

Take A Vacation



I, like many of us, look forward to a vacation; a moment to pause, to rest, to empty the mind and open the heart to the simple delights of life. No matter how hard we try to balance our lives, most of us are constantly rushing to meet deadlines and complete projects. Gates of Power®  Method emphasizes the importance of balancing quiet, internal, “me time”, rest, play, emotional and physical care with life path, projects and goals. I am deeply committed to this balance in my personal life. In spite of my daily balancing act, I know when I need to just do nothing; to feel like a four year old with no to do lists, no responsibilities, nowhere to go, and nothing to do that is required. That kind of emptying out takes me naturally to my sense of joy and appreciation for my moments.

When we stop, breathe and open up, we make new friends, we see things we didn’t notice before, and we realize our love for people and the world all over again. We feel at one with life. Somehow, in this very troubled and divided world, our simple sense of safety has been robbed. A vacation can end up in a tragedy… Still because of it, and in spite of it, we must not allow fears of the unknown dissuade us from exploring. Instead, learn to revisit that relaxed innocent space of a vacation. Take yourself there. Give yourself that gift.