Being Your Own “Alarm Clock”

Something awesome I've noticed this year is how smack dab in the middle of the suck and muck, I've witnessed countless people become her/his own "alarm clock". Friends and family are waking up to their deepest desires, honoring the most excellent wisdom residing in each of us, healing their personal insecurities and judgments, and seeing and … Continue reading Being Your Own “Alarm Clock”

Joy Warrior

Don't fight to be right, "fight" to spread joy! You know how kids are often super stoked for no particular reason? Like she or he is simply high on life? It's as if joy isn't the result of an experience or action, but is an inborn energy we can allow to bubble up and burst forth at … Continue reading Joy Warrior

Hope is Believing in a Stranger Future

Hope is believing in a stranger future. What do you want the coming days and years to hold for you? Your circle? Nation? The world? Hope is not only the powerful energy that guides us through dark times, it's the dynamic force that creates better realities. I see on the horizon, clear as day, healing, understanding, and … Continue reading Hope is Believing in a Stranger Future

Heaven is in Your Toes

Heaven is in your toes. Bliss rests on my fingertips. Enlightenment shimmers on our faces. One of the biggest gifts of practicing yoga, has been increasingly experiencing the truth of these statements. You see, while our beautiful brain is super good at decisions, judgments, comparisons, and critiques, it's not so helpful when it comes to … Continue reading Heaven is in Your Toes

From Swimming in Shame to Flying in Sunshine

I bet the phrase I say the second most to my wife Lisa, after "I love you", is "I'm sorry". And while that means I make a good number of mistakes, I think it's great, as it also means I'm seeing, owning, learning, and growing from said missteps. Just the other day, for instance, my … Continue reading From Swimming in Shame to Flying in Sunshine

A Life of Kindness is a Life in Heaven

A life of kindness is a life in heaven. For years I believed paradise was something we could only taste after we died; and I don't think it's a coincidence that during that time I focused my energies on being right. Yet, when I shifted from endeavoring to be correct, to being connected, my whole world … Continue reading A Life of Kindness is a Life in Heaven

A Tale of Two Beauties

A tale of two beauties. 😍 Our dog Biscuits got really sick last week. Honoring the wisdom of her body and its call to rest and recover, she took to spending the day and night curled up in the bathroom behind the toilet, as this helped her feel safe and secure. While previously, listening to … Continue reading A Tale of Two Beauties

When Yin Dances with Yang

For as long as I can remember I've been a pretty driven dude. Pushing to score higher, run faster, rank better, and so on. And while my fiery side has served me well, it's also been a curse. You see this competitive, yang, or masculine spirit has the unending appetite of a growing teenager, always … Continue reading When Yin Dances with Yang

Being a Peaceful Warrior

What is peace to you? How many people would honestly say they don't want peace? Why is it such a broadly and highly valued virtue is in such short supply in our world, and perhaps our lives? What is the path to peace within us, around us, and across the land? One of my favorite yoga … Continue reading Being a Peaceful Warrior

Crying Our Way to Life

I taught 3 classes in a row where someone cried at the end. What a gift and inspiration!!! You see yoga is a practice of becoming more human and alive, and tears are a sacred and important part of what it means to be fully human. FAR from the cultural conditioning that says waterworks are weakness and … Continue reading Crying Our Way to Life