Becoming Friends with Your Breath

When I don't know what to say or write, I'll take a deep breath to let my mind quiet and make space for a calmer and more subtle "voice". If things get stressful or I feel my anxiety rising, I've found letting loose a sigh, growl, or silly noise makes a world of difference. During moments … Continue reading Becoming Friends with Your Breath

The Flavor and Favor of Silence

In the silence my worries grow loud and I am troubled. In the silence I hear the cries of the abused, oppressed, disgraced, and harmed, and my heart breaks. In the quiet my soul is soothed and I feel the presence of peace. In the quiet my heart begins to pump joy through my system. In the … Continue reading The Flavor and Favor of Silence

Being a Wounded Healer

These scars from my belly tubes, four insertions to drain my lungs when they were full of infection, and a tracheotomy are sacred reminders to me of how when we're too weak to eat, others can feed us, when we're too sick or injured to move, others can take good care of us, when we're … Continue reading Being a Wounded Healer

Remembering & Returning to the Bliss, Peace, and Fulfillment that’s Always Within Us

What aids you during the storms of life?  When I was going through my second divorce and life felt like a chaotic mess, I found peace on my mat.  While I was single and "alone", but didn't want to be, I felt Love all around me in yoga.  During the scary unknowingness of navigating a … Continue reading Remembering & Returning to the Bliss, Peace, and Fulfillment that’s Always Within Us

Thinking Less to Be More

Is your mind a bit of a drama queen, like mine?  You know, dwelling on the worst possibilities, fretting about 1 negative word or experience when there were 20 positive ones, blowing your missteps out of proportion ("I'm a failure!"), and judging others harshly for their mistakes.  The more I live, the more I realize … Continue reading Thinking Less to Be More

Just Breathe

Just breathe.  The shifts and changes toward wellbeing that come from mindful breathing can be pretty dang wonderful!  By purposely inhaling and exhaling, we drop from our rational mind, and all its worries, regrets, plans, goals, and judgments, and into our spirit, the home of joy, peace, and Love.  Throughout history people have recognized the … Continue reading Just Breathe

The Transformative Practice of Becoming Your Own Favorite TV Show

One of the things I find adorable about my wife is she will often tell all our friends and family the same story about something that currently lights her up ... which means I get to hear it like a million times!  While I CHOOSE to delight in how Lisa will joyously share the same … Continue reading The Transformative Practice of Becoming Your Own Favorite TV Show

The Magic of To-BE Lists

I love to-do lists ... and I also hate them.  While they help me organize, prioritize, and remember to get things done, they also stress me out.  How about you?  In yoga's peak pose, Savasana, we practice doing less to BE MORE.  By simply being, our spirits are filled with greater contentment, clarity, confidence, calm, and … Continue reading The Magic of To-BE Lists

Awakening to Your Wise Guide on the Inside

Where does wisdom come from?  How did, and do, I know my wife Lisa was "the one"?  My fingers and toes, heart, and mind all told me.  What I'm saying is there's a divine brilliance within each and every one of us; and we awaken to this deep wisdom when we open the channels to, and … Continue reading Awakening to Your Wise Guide on the Inside

Shouting, Crying, and Trembling Your Way to Health

Hi beautiful friends, I like to growl.  What do you do when things go wrong, someone hurts you, you jack things up, and worse happens in life?  I growl to release the stress of frustrations, because the energies we don't let out, get locked in our bodies, progressively making us more anxious, depressed, sleepless, tense, achy, … Continue reading Shouting, Crying, and Trembling Your Way to Health