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

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

The Value of Long OBEDIENCE in the Same Direction

In my journey to Love others, creation, myself, and the Source of this all well, I feel like the area I struggle with most is finding a good balance when it comes to Loving myself and others ... especially as my wife and I navigate life together.  If our "Love tank" was a piece of … Continue reading The Value of Long OBEDIENCE in the Same Direction

How to Defeat a Feeling of Failure and Funkiness

What do you do when you feel defeated or deflated?  While the positivity I generally radiate is 100% authentic, I occasionally wonder/think: "Why do I even bother?  Why do I spend hours writing posts and blogs to encourage and increase Love when it seems like barely anyone cares?  What's wrong with my yoga teaching when … Continue reading How to Defeat a Feeling of Failure and Funkiness

Finding Santosha (WOWness) in All Situations

One of the benefits of having a bit of OCD is my daily workouts aren't options, they're what I do.  A downfall of this mentality, though, is it can sometimes get in the way of important stuff, like, you know, connecting with people!  Ridiculous as it may sound, on Saturday Lisa's daughter, Tiffany, invited us … Continue reading Finding Santosha (WOWness) in All Situations

Why Keeping Death Always Before Your Eyes Makes Life Better: Let’s Talk About Death Part 5

I should have died 10.5 years ago when I was 33.  Yet, as traumatic as this unreal experience was (the above pic of me in the ICU was 47 days AFTER my accident), I can honestly say it was an incredible gift. You see, it keeps death before my eyes, which, crazy as it might sound, … Continue reading Why Keeping Death Always Before Your Eyes Makes Life Better: Let’s Talk About Death Part 5

12 Truths that Transform

How are you doing today?  I hope you are having an amazing day, and regardless of how beautiful and/or brutal it might be for you, I pray you are connected and cared for by a loving community! There’s a common “joke” you may have heard, which goes something like this: A wife asks her longtime … Continue reading 12 Truths that Transform

Meditation on Learning Deep Joy from Santa

Sometimes I get tired of myself, do you know what I mean?  Can you relate?  I regularly spend a good chunk of time crafting words to inspire/encourage people, and to get a good yoga pic to put with them on Facebook and Instagram ... only some days barely anyone or nobody "likes" my efforts to … Continue reading Meditation on Learning Deep Joy from Santa

Meditation on the Bliss of Approaching Moments as a Snow Day

Aren't snow days glorious?  Not only is there something magical about the white powdery stuff, but when it snows enough to cancel work, school, and other plans, I believe we enter a special and sacred space.  I'd never made the connection until my wife Lisa pointed it out to me, but snow days joyfully halt our … Continue reading Meditation on the Bliss of Approaching Moments as a Snow Day

Meditation on the Mysterious, Magical Miracle of Being Human

You are a mysterious, magical miracle.  True story.  The matter in your body is literally billions of years old, as all the hydrogen is from the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, while the other atoms were forged in stars some 7-12 billion years ago.  Yet, we're also super young, in that best as I … Continue reading Meditation on the Mysterious, Magical Miracle of Being Human