Blog & Yoga Tips/Tools

Meditation on the Importance of Living from Life’s Bass Notes

I think a key part of being happy is remembering and returning to the bass notes of life; the simple and powerful things this is all about.  Connection, care, and celebration, for instance are bass notes, while things like control, competition, and criticism are treble.  Now, don't get me wrong, treble is good and has its … Continue reading Meditation on the Importance of Living from Life’s Bass Notes

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Sometimes Words are Dumb: The Importance of Moving Beyond Labels

In class the other day my yoga teacher said something about moving beyond labels.  This struck an “AHA” chord in my soul as I realized while words are necessary, they can also limit, divide, hinder, and minimize because we often think labels define a person, place, or thing. Instead of naming, separating, and fighting as Republican … Continue reading Sometimes Words are Dumb: The Importance of Moving Beyond Labels

An Exceedingly Helpful Tip for Ending Our Blame and Shame Cycles

As long as a single person is lost, I am lost. To try to save myself by getting free from the mass of the damned (Augustine’s massa damnata), and becoming good by myself, is to be both damned and absurd—as well as antichrist. Christ descended into hell to show that He willed to be lost … Continue reading An Exceedingly Helpful Tip for Ending Our Blame and Shame Cycles

Meditation on Creating a Bliss Bomb by “Dating the World”

Love NEVER leaves us—we leave love.  SARK, an author on transformation and growth wrote that in a letter on dating the world, and I couldn't agree more.  We never have to search for love because Love actually is all around us.  YOU are a uniquely AMAZING expression of Love in the flesh!  Which takes me back to SARK's … Continue reading Meditation on Creating a Bliss Bomb by “Dating the World”

God’s Backside is Beautiful: How Recognizing Past Divine Touches Changes Our Present

I listen to podcasts and books while I run and when I walk to/from work.  I can’t remember who it was, but the other day a speaker talked about a super interesting and somewhat famous Bible story, and what she/he pointed out BLEW MY MIND … so naturally I wanted to share it with you! … Continue reading God’s Backside is Beautiful: How Recognizing Past Divine Touches Changes Our Present

The Prison of Expectations: How Anticipating Less and Accepting/Appreciating More Brings Greater Bliss

I’m a planner, which is largely a good thing, but also is the source of much of my unhappiness.  The thing is, when I plan a day, an evening, a date, or whatever, it’s easy for my plans to turn into expectations, and when what I anticipate isn’t fulfilled I become sad, frustrated, and out … Continue reading The Prison of Expectations: How Anticipating Less and Accepting/Appreciating More Brings Greater Bliss

Meditation on Calming and Centering Our Minds via Our Feet

Feet are fabulous!  They're these magnificent marvels that move, flex, bend, root, and balance, allowing us to step, walk, jump, dance, and play.  When we stop to think about it, they're really quite incredible ... don't you think?  And that's just the tip of the iceberg.  Feet are also wonderful sensory organs that are gateways … Continue reading Meditation on Calming and Centering Our Minds via Our Feet

The Namaste Revolution

You know how we typically pray with eyes closed and head bowed?  From what I understand, it appears the early Christians prayed with their heads raised, because they understood we’re all masterpieces from a marvelous Maker and lowering their heads was a mark of shame.  Is it good and important to be humble?  For sure! They … Continue reading The Namaste Revolution

How the Gratuitous Goodness of God Will Change Your Life and the World

 “Life isn’t fair.” I imagine you’ve heard and possibly said this refrain, but probably in a negative manner to explain why bad things happen when they shouldn’t.  YET, what if was True in the most glorious and amazing way?  What if we trusted and lived like the Universe was rigged in our favor, God is good … Continue reading How the Gratuitous Goodness of God Will Change Your Life and the World

Meditation on the Bliss of Being

Isn't it interesting how much meaning and importance we put on numbers?  While on vacation for 2 weeks I didn't weigh myself once.  I say this because at home I weigh myself everyday, evaluating some of my health and vitality via a number.  While these digits can bring either sorrow or satisfaction, on vacation I … Continue reading Meditation on the Bliss of Being