Exercising Kindness: My Favorite Workout

Kindness = Happiness. I don't think this mantra we have in Blissology could be more accurate overall, or more appropriate for the times we're in. The Gottman Institute is a group of relational experts led by a husband and wife who've devoted their lives to studying and sharing what makes or breaks relationships. While they say … Continue reading Exercising Kindness: My Favorite Workout

The Path to Wellbeing is Paved with Curiosity and Kindness

While my wife and I were watching TV, as I brought my glass of sparkling water to my lips, I spilled all over myself because it was fuller than I thought and I mistimed the approach. Doh! The worst part, though, is, I instantly grew defensive and reacted with a "someone else is to blame" words … Continue reading The Path to Wellbeing is Paved with Curiosity and Kindness

Slaying Our Demons with Understanding and Kindness

You know how in our era of rationality and logic it's easy to dismiss those who freely and fully believe(d) in angels and demons as "simple"? I wonder if they might be the wise ones! Whether literal or not, isn't there something demonic about the pull and power of excessive, repetitive, or controlling Want, Wealth, … Continue reading Slaying Our Demons with Understanding and Kindness

Spreading Kindness Like Water in a Water Fight

I sometimes wonder if the yoga students think I'm drunk when I'm teaching, as my balance struggles (from my visual disability) frequently have me falling out of lunges, Tree pose, and other leg balancing postures. Plus, I'm usually super joyous and often goofy! Isn't it interesting how things like this lead us to declare "I am ______"; … Continue reading Spreading Kindness Like Water in a Water Fight

Harmonizing the 3 Rhythms of Love

My wife was home for the day with a torn meniscus, and I was getting ready to record a yoga class for a friend and a studio. While I was setting up in the open space in front of the kitchen, she was blending something up and let me know she'd be done in 23 … Continue reading Harmonizing the 3 Rhythms of Love

Thinking AUM

When I first started practicing yoga I remember being a bit skeptical about chanting "Om" (or AUM). It seemed woo-woo, foreign, weird, and perhaps not okay. YET, I quickly realized sitting or participating in AUMing feels delicious. So, I decided to look up what it's about. One thing that stuck with me is it's said … Continue reading Thinking AUM

From Fear to Freedom

I started doing a therapeutic, personal growth type program, and one of the first things it had us reflect and write on was: Tell the story about your deepest fear (with as much drama and flavor as possible). Partway through I realized, like an angel had brought me a brand-new revelation: OH MY GOSH! I … Continue reading From Fear to Freedom

Breathing Freedom

Freedom has been a central word for me lately. Finding freedom from my inner critic. Being liberated from the impulse to judge and point fingers. Discovering deliverance from the drive to compete and compare. Breaking the chains of getting my happiness and worth from others. On the last one, Eckhart Tolle says: "The happiness derived from … Continue reading Breathing Freedom

A Love Letter to You

There's a light inside you that's you that can't go out. There's a kindness within you as warm as the sun. Wholeness and wellness are more intrinsic to you than your first and last names. An original goodness animates you from the inside out. Your radiant, inborn beauty shines brighter than stars. The flames of the … Continue reading A Love Letter to You

Light’s Magic

Walking our dog, Biscuits, the other morning the spell of this sight captured me. Spoke wellness to my soul. Breathed peace into my being. Whispered secrets of delight to my heart. Gladdened me from head to toe. And left me feeling radiant. Light is practical, universal magic of the most incredible sort. It spotlights beauty. … Continue reading Light’s Magic