Cheers friend! After an incredible night eating, drinking, and connecting with friends, when we got home at 10pm I told Lisa I'd clean the kitchen up, take the dog out, and get the coffee ready so she could go straight to bed, since she would get up at 430am the next day to meet a friend … Continue reading How Silence & Thinking Less is the Path to Greater Love, Unity, & Wholeness
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
Hi Beautiful! Today I thought I’d try something different and write about an easy, breezy, and 100% noncontroversial topic … insert laughter here … so let’s talk about God! What does "God" mean to you? Perhaps more importantly, how does one experience and relate with the Divine? I heard ANY naming of the Divine, including … Continue reading “God”?
Over just a few short days, the tranquility of our peaceful little suburban community was broken by an ambulance pulling up just outside our house … THREE TIMES! As we’d guessed, and later confirmed, our neighbor’s husband with dementia had had some medical/health “adventures”. After she told me about it the other day, I expressed … Continue reading Don’t Just DO Something, SIT There – Calm, Collected, Grounded, Connected, & Centered Makes Us MUCH More Effective (Yoga Life Lessons)
No matter what faces you, YOU are enough! Regardless what the mirror says, You ARE beautiful! Amidst whatever feels fractured or incomplete, You are WHOLE! Whenever you feel or are rejected, You belong, just AS you are! Did you make a mistake or mess up? It's okay. You're human. We ALL do! As insecurities, doubts, … Continue reading A Few Reminders to Brighten Your Day
Do you ever struggle with success? Like, what makes for a "wonderful" day? How do you define a "good" workout? How does a workday become successful? Why would a get together with friends/family be fantastic? When I workout I have a less than helpful habit of measuring it in comparison to previous endeavors, and a … Continue reading Redefining Success
As embarrassing as it is to admit it, there have been plenty of times when I was so caught up in the hustle and bustle of DOING life, I completely missed that my wife was hitting on me. And even worse, I occasionally even got irritated Lisa was "interrupting" my dinner making, bill paying, blog … Continue reading The Preciousness of Pauses in Life
I've been a runner for nearly 30 years. And for as long as I can remember, I've measured my success by numbers, going far and fast. As an enthusiast, my natural bias is to do ALL the things quickly. That's why Lisa, Lara, and I's weekends generally get packed full of goodness. Recently, though, Spirit … Continue reading Don’t just DO something, SIT There
There are moments when I see the essence of my wife Lisa. The radiance of her being is so beautiful even the best poetry would fall short of capturing her. Likewise, there are instances when the lines between us blur, blend, and vanish. Our connection is so rich I can't tell where "I" stop and … Continue reading Love Lacks Labels
I once said "the music in heaven will be all Dave Matthews Band, all the time" ... at church ... to hundreds of people. I mention that to express how much I LOVE the band. Dave's music moves me so deeply I have a tattoo of his lyrics that speak a poignant Truth: "Could I have … Continue reading Could I(You) Have Been Anyone Other Than Me(You)?