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

The Life Changing Power of “This”

Yoga, it seems to me, can be summed up as the practice of this'ness.  Enjoying this breath.  Loving this person.  Witnessing this moment.  Caring for this world.  Cherishing this body.  Drinking in this scenery.  Giving our all to this task.  Listening well to this word.  Savoring this food.  Fully feeling this emotion or sensation ... especially ones we prefer to avoid.  Yoga is the radical embrace, presence, working with, experience, and Love of THIS. Some … Continue reading The Life Changing Power of “This”

Faith, Hope, and Love for NO Reason

Cheers! Even though it's been nearly seven years and I'm incredibly happily remarried, I still sometimes feel DEEPLY hurt by and confused why my second wife left me.  By the conventional wisdom that good deeds are rewarded and bad punished, we'd have stayed together.  What's more, it's the same story if one went by my … Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Love for NO Reason

A Blessing for 2020

Happy 2020!!!  During this coming year: May you be rich with Love, be extravagant with kindness, and shine like a star! May you experience profound peace, life-giving connection, and infinite grace. I pray your successes are many and failures are the fertile soil for growing into amazingness! With all my heart I hope the months … Continue reading A Blessing for 2020

Minimalism, the Power of the Pause, and Wholehearted Living

Cheers to you! I struggle with making time to pause, rest, and slow down.  Can you relate?  Aside from the volume of things that have to be done and what I “think” I have to do, there's SO many people, places, and experiences I want to enjoy.  It's super easy for the suitcase of Lisa … Continue reading Minimalism, the Power of the Pause, and Wholehearted Living

Why Pray? Relationship.

Do you pray?  Why?  I’ve been Christian my whole life and grew up with a good bit of obligation, “should”, and “ought to” when it came to my faith, so for a good bit of time I prayed because I was supposed to.  God expected us to pray, so I did.  Yet, it was often … Continue reading Why Pray? Relationship.

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

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

Meditation on Embracing Your Twelve Year Old Self

I heard a short tale I'd like to recount to you today.  A preacher I listen to related how a Jewish friend's  grandma had just died, so he was telling Judah about this pillar of his family.  She'd survived the Holocaust, lived a long and fruitful life, was full of wisdom, and was the matriarch … Continue reading Meditation on Embracing Your Twelve Year Old Self