Blog & Yoga Tips/Tools

Meditation on Seeing the “Solar Eclipses” Around Us ALL the Time: Living With/From Awe

That solar eclipse was a pretty crazy and awe inspiring thing, don't you think? The crossing of two celestial orbs brought dips in temperature, stillness in nature, and a sense of wonder to many people. Do you want to know a secret though? I'm convinced "eclipses" are present for you and I ALL the time. … Continue reading Meditation on Seeing the “Solar Eclipses” Around Us ALL the Time: Living With/From Awe

Love PEOPLE, APPRECIATE Your Country: Thoughts on Charlottesville, Racial Tensions, and NFL Players Sitting During the National Anthem

Charlottesville.  Wow!  A friend noted how the recent white nationalist march and violence in Virginia bore eery similarities to Nazi Germany.  Talk about scary, right?  What do we do with that?  Did our leadership respond well?  More importantly, how can you and I respond well to the racial tensions in our country and lives? This brings me … Continue reading Love PEOPLE, APPRECIATE Your Country: Thoughts on Charlottesville, Racial Tensions, and NFL Players Sitting During the National Anthem

Meditation on Thinking with Our Hearts to Let Compassion, Light, and Love Guide Us

It seems to me in the U.S. we're obsessed with our heads. I say this because not only do we HIGHLY value "looking" good, we're ALL about being rational, logical, and, above all, RIGHT. After all, most of us carry "smart" phones, not heart phones ... right? Think about it, what do political parties and … Continue reading Meditation on Thinking with Our Hearts to Let Compassion, Light, and Love Guide Us

Contrary to Culture’s Message on Relationships: For an Incredible and Joy-Filled Life You Only Need Yourself … AND a Village

"Paradoxically, personal fulfillment means abandoning ourselves and putting others first. It means moving beyond wanting to be loved and moving into becoming lovers. It means growing past our need for things and discovering happiness in giving things away—even giving ourselves away, as Jesus did." - Rowan Williams   Polyamorous relationships. Lately, I’ve met several incredible … Continue reading Contrary to Culture’s Message on Relationships: For an Incredible and Joy-Filled Life You Only Need Yourself … AND a Village

Meditation on Choosing Care, Compassion, and Celebration Over Competition

I LOVE music. Which means we go to concerts pretty frequently. On Saturday we saw Lady Gaga, who put on an AMAZING show. This year we've also seen U2, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, James Blunt, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and you wanna hear something wild? They ALL emphasized the same message: LOVE. Specifically, … Continue reading Meditation on Choosing Care, Compassion, and Celebration Over Competition

Knowing Less is Really Knowing More: The Importance of “I Don’t Know”

I don't know if there really is a God.  I don't know what happens after we die.  I don't know if heaven is for real or not.  I don't know why there's so much violence, disease, oppression, and abuse in the world.  Nor do I know why there's so much beauty and abundant life.  Naturally … Continue reading Knowing Less is Really Knowing More: The Importance of “I Don’t Know”

Meditation on the Importance of Remembering You are NOT Your Thoughts and Choosing Positivity

Realizing and living into this truth has changed my life in the most AMAZING ways ... and I bet it can for you too! You HAVE thoughts. You HAVE emotions. YOU are NOT your thoughts. YOU are NOT your emotions. "A thought is harmless unless we believe it." writes author on self-inquiry Byron Katie, "It's … Continue reading Meditation on the Importance of Remembering You are NOT Your Thoughts and Choosing Positivity

The Key to an AMAZING Life is Loving Everything (aka God) with ALL Your Muchness, ESPECIALLY the Difficulties

"Paradoxically, personal fulfillment means abandoning ourselves and putting others first. It means moving beyond wanting to be loved and moving into becoming lovers. It means growing past our need for things and discovering happiness in giving things away—even giving ourselves away, as Jesus did." - Rowan Williams   About ten years ago as my life, … Continue reading The Key to an AMAZING Life is Loving Everything (aka God) with ALL Your Muchness, ESPECIALLY the Difficulties

Meditation on the Importance of Expressing ALL Your Emotions

I talk pretty frequently about my dog, Biscuits. Not only do I love her and think she's adorable, I think we have A LOT to LEARN from her and our other four-legged friends. To tell you what I mean by that, let me tell you a bit about the Psalms. The Psalms is a book … Continue reading Meditation on the Importance of Expressing ALL Your Emotions

I’ve Experienced God More in Yoga than Church, and Bet You Could Too

This may sound crazy, but for well over two years now I’ve nearly continuously been filled with peace and joy. When people ask me how I’m doing, I honestly respond: “I’m doing fantastic!” I do NOT say this to toot my own horn; instead because it’s been a gift, one I’d love to share. It’s … Continue reading I’ve Experienced God More in Yoga than Church, and Bet You Could Too