Blog & Yoga Tips/Tools

Meditation on “Believing” in Santa Claus: Seeing and Living Thru the Eyes of Imagination

I don't remember ever believing in Santa Claus, so, after I had a daughter it didn't occur to me to make him a part of her Christmas.  Yet, way back when she was still only four, we did Christmas morning with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephews.  Blessedly, they were all about the Claus magic, meaning … Continue reading Meditation on “Believing” in Santa Claus: Seeing and Living Thru the Eyes of Imagination

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How Yoga Makes You Smarter (No Poses Required): 4 Different Kinds of “Intelligence”

“It’s better to be connected than correct.” - Richard Rohr   When I look at the scale these days it tells me I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been. YET, I feel amazing in my body and my wife says I look better than ever. 🙂 I share this because I think it gets at a … Continue reading How Yoga Makes You Smarter (No Poses Required): 4 Different Kinds of “Intelligence”

Meditation on Reveling In Life/Becoming Being a Never-Ending Journey

There is SO MUCH to learn in life.  There are ENDLESS ways we get to grow, change, and become more peaceful, joyful, and loving.  Along these lines, did you know the Jewish conception of the soul, "nephesh", is NOT something preexistent or static "but emergent--forming in and through physicality and relational experience."  As journalist and … Continue reading Meditation on Reveling In Life/Becoming Being a Never-Ending Journey

Compromises are SO 1999, There is Something WAY Better: Joyful Solutions

One of the best and most life-changing books I’ve ever read is Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often by SARK and John Waddell. It’s transformed the way I approach relationships, especially with my wife, in the most INCREDIBLE ways. At the top of the list is what they describe … Continue reading Compromises are SO 1999, There is Something WAY Better: Joyful Solutions

Meditation on Wildly Embracing, Loving, and Celebrating YOUR Life

Aren't "Monday" mornings just the WORST?  I mean, nothing to look forward to but a week of WORK or CHORES or SCHOOL or PARENTING or ________.  Ugh, right?  Naturally, I'm kidding ... STILL, we joke about it and there's a kernel of truth to this mentality.  YET, what if you and I chose to combat … Continue reading Meditation on Wildly Embracing, Loving, and Celebrating YOUR Life

Meditation on Effortless Doing and Living IN the Flow

What words come to mind when you think of "life", as in your or my life?  Some of my favorite words to sum up a thriving and flourishing life are "flow", "dance", "play", and "love".  I think the more we experience reality in ways that line up with these images, the more blissful and incredible things get … Continue reading Meditation on Effortless Doing and Living IN the Flow

Black Friday and the Gospel According to Katy Perry: Everybody’s Got to Serve Somebody … Does Our “Master” Bring Life/Love or Struggle/Hurt?

One of the things I find awesome about being human is we are storied creatures. We’re constantly making sense of this experience, this day, this relationship, this life, and so on. There’s an ongoing story in our heads about our lives, the lives of people we love, the nature of reality as a whole, and … Continue reading Black Friday and the Gospel According to Katy Perry: Everybody’s Got to Serve Somebody … Does Our “Master” Bring Life/Love or Struggle/Hurt?

Meditation on Giving and Seeing More of What You Want in You

We have an amazing little dog named Biscuits.  The wiry haired terrier is cute, smart, and quite a yapper.  Sometimes when she loses her mind barking at a dog walking by our house, I yell to her: "BISCUITS, chill OUT!"  Believe it or not, this approach does NOT work. 🙂 It's pretty much the same … Continue reading Meditation on Giving and Seeing More of What You Want in You

Giving Thanks for My Broken Toe: Being Swept Up in the Ocean of Good

To be perfectly honest, I don’t know for sure if my toe is truly broken … though it probably is. 🙂 You see, nearly two weeks ago I came home from teaching yoga and set my backpack on a barstool to unload a few things, like I always do. Per the norm, I then grabbed … Continue reading Giving Thanks for My Broken Toe: Being Swept Up in the Ocean of Good

Meditation on the Beauty of Living from Realizing You’re Loved, Worthy, and Belong … Period

A tendency ... no, an illness in our society I've noticed is we suffer from victimhood.  We're told we need a perfect mate to experience real love, the president is to blame for our financial issues, and happiness is found in possessions, money, and status. Check out what Neil deGrasse Tyson, a famous astrophysicist, has … Continue reading Meditation on the Beauty of Living from Realizing You’re Loved, Worthy, and Belong … Period