Bringing MLK’s Dream to Life: Our Kindness Brings Others Brightness

Happy Martin Luther King Day everyone! It seems to me every moment of kindness and care, however small, is a realization of his beautiful dream. Last Friday, Lisa (my wife), Lara (my daughter), and I got to help some friends serve people at a soup kitchen type deal. It blew my mind how much joy … Continue reading Bringing MLK’s Dream to Life: Our Kindness Brings Others Brightness

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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

The Importance of Letting Our Life Speak

Aren't the twists and turns of life crazy?  Five years ago in seminary, I planned to help change thousands of lives by preaching Good News to people.  Instead, I'm teaching yoga and have a MUCH smaller circle of influence.  Yet, I can't tell you how many students express their deep appreciation for me.  I don't … Continue reading The Importance of Letting Our Life Speak

Meditation on Praising the Effort, NOT the Outcome

I've been working on getting into handstand for over three years now.  I'm still not there, but I'm getting closer and closer.  Are there poses or character traits or habits or routines you really want to do or be ... but aren't yet?  Often in both yoga and life we beat ourselves up when we … Continue reading Meditation on Praising the Effort, NOT the Outcome

For the Love of Biscuits

Ladies and gentlemen, drum roll please ... Today my AMAZING wife, Lisa, is the first guest blogger in the history of this blog.  She wrote an incredible piece that I'm confident you'll love (NOT that I'm biased 😉   This is NOT a blog about how much I love the soft balls of baked dough … Continue reading For the Love of Biscuits