Meditation on the Holiday Gift of Giving Kindness Without Borders & Hugs Without Exceptions

There I was the other day, minding my own business cleaning the house while listening to my iPod and singing ... when tears burst forth.  A mixture of deep grief, hope, sorrow, and joy flung the gates to my waterworks wide open.  The culprit was James Blunt and his song "Someone Singing Along".  In this … Continue reading Meditation on the Holiday Gift of Giving Kindness Without Borders & Hugs Without Exceptions

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Meditation on Slowing Down to Better Savor Life’s Sweetness

I am a FANATIC Seahawks fan, who hoots and hollers at the TV as if the players, coaches, and refs can actually hear me.  What is more, I'm also a life enthusiast, meaning I want ALL the goodness NOW!  With those in mind, a few weeks ago we had a couple of friends over to … Continue reading Meditation on Slowing Down to Better Savor Life’s Sweetness

HOW We Believe Trumps what We Believe: I’d Rather Be Wrong and Kind than Correct and Jerky

My wife and I had the most unexpected, eye-opening, and wonderful conversation with a wine tasting room manager the other day.  As wine club members, we visit this spot pretty frequently, so knew the lady by name. This time, at finding out I teach yoga she lit up and started sharing her spiritual journey with us.  … Continue reading HOW We Believe Trumps what We Believe: I’d Rather Be Wrong and Kind than Correct and Jerky

Why Replacing “Them” with “Us” will Change the World

There is no path topeace; peace isthe path.  It seems to me one of the biggest problems in the world today is division.  All too often when people think, look, believe, and/or act differently from us, we name them other, which all too easily allows and pushes us to exclude, ridicule, demonize, and even harm … Continue reading Why Replacing “Them” with “Us” will Change the World

Meditation on Raising Our Vibration

Years ago someone shared with me how she'd been sexually abused in her childhood.  In my naivety, I remember being saddened for her, while also thinking as an adult she must have moved on and healed from that "distant" trauma.  To make a long story short, I later found out I was SUPER wrong.  Experiencing … Continue reading Meditation on Raising Our Vibration

The Gate of Heaven is EVERYWHERE

It seems to me “heaven” is more of an attitude or lens for seeing life, than it is a place … at least while we’re alive.  For years I thought feeling the Spirit, or “experiencing God”, was a rare event and/or just for select people.  Yet, over time I’ve found a simple shift of mentality … Continue reading The Gate of Heaven is EVERYWHERE

Life Lessons from Jason Mraz: Love is a Four Letter Word and More!

Music has a magical way of transforming us.  In many ways musicians are modern day prophets, telling us life-changing Truths disguised by a catchy hook.  We recently saw Jason Mraz in concert, and time and time again I found myself thinking: “Wow!  If, or when, we do what he’s saying things will be AMAZING.”  So, … Continue reading Life Lessons from Jason Mraz: Love is a Four Letter Word and More!

Living a Spirit Felt Life

Have you ever felt like your were high on life? Thought all was as it should be? Had a deep and expansive sense all was incredibly well and all will be well?  Whether it was for a moment, minute, or month I hope you have.  In many ways, this sums up my general experience of life for … Continue reading Living a Spirit Felt Life

Meditation on the Importance of Living from Life’s Bass Notes

I think a key part of being happy is remembering and returning to the bass notes of life; the simple and powerful things this is all about.  Connection, care, and celebration, for instance are bass notes, while things like control, competition, and criticism are treble.  Now, don't get me wrong, treble is good and has its … Continue reading Meditation on the Importance of Living from Life’s Bass Notes

Kindness = Happiness

It’s amazing what a difference being present and kind makes.  Time and again my wife will simply take the time to compliment someone and be curious about her/his story.  The incredible thing is nearly every time this simple kindness will brighten and enliven the person in the most incredible way.  Over the last few weeks … Continue reading Kindness = Happiness