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

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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

Seeing & Embracing our Schizo Selves is Essential for a Better World

There I was, minding my own business thinking about how awesome heaven was going to be after I died when a voice in my head said: What if that’s NOT where you go?  Another voice added: I think death is the end period. Still another thought came wondering: How can any of us know what happens?  … Continue reading Seeing & Embracing our Schizo Selves is Essential for a Better World

Meditation on the Importance of Deeply Understanding ALL of Ourselves to Become More Fully Alive

Connection can be scary.  And while being vulnerable with others is hard, perhaps even more terrifying is to deeply connect to ourselves, because it involves becoming close friends with our beauty AND bruises, our  light AND dark.  Your glory and your troubles can be equally  daunting to face.  YET, hard as it is, it's so, So, SO … Continue reading Meditation on the Importance of Deeply Understanding ALL of Ourselves to Become More Fully Alive

Why “Them” is a Curse Word and Wisdom Shows Us Listening to and Learning from People Different from You is the Path to a Better Future

You know that old saying about how you shouldn’t talk about religion or politics at the dinner table? I think that’s bunk! Sure, it will keep things easier. But really and truly the path to a better future for us all lies not in avoiding “hard” topics, but in talking about them lots … ESPECIALLY … Continue reading Why “Them” is a Curse Word and Wisdom Shows Us Listening to and Learning from People Different from You is the Path to a Better Future