Growing up during the Cold War and the threat of nuclear war, I remember a key plan for keeping us safe was mutually assured destruction (MAD). The logic was neither side would nuke the other because both the Soviets and Americans had enough atomic weapons to completely wipe the other country out. Doesn’t the acronym … Continue reading Mutually Assured Awesomeness
Above is a picture of Love! You see my low back is a bit wonky, so I sleep on my side with a small pillow between my legs to let my back release. The night of the pic I got home a bit late after getting together with some friends. So, in it you can … Continue reading The Little (BIG) Things Love Does
There's a light inside you that's you that can't go out. There's a kindness within you as warm as the sun. Wholeness and wellness are more intrinsic to you than your first and last names. An original goodness animates you from the inside out. Your radiant, inborn beauty shines brighter than stars. The flames of the … Continue reading A Love Letter to You
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
Since 2014, when Lara starts school I've written her a letter to encourage her, remind her what matters in life, and assure her she's extravagantly Loved exactly as she is. I don't know about you, but the messiness, stresses, and hurts in life make it easy to forget kindness, courage, worth, vulnerability, our own unique … Continue reading A Letter to My Daughter as She Starts High School
I can't smell. At all! Wouldn't that be weird? The craziest part is, after my surreal and nearly fatal hiking accident in 2008, it took more than a year to realize I couldn't smell anymore. THAT, is how POWERFUL our brains are! I expected to smell the coffee aromas at Starbucks, the fresh spring smells … Continue reading Our Brain is like a Superhero(villain)’s Weapon, Let’s Use It for Good!
I had big plans for this year! Exciting things that have been brewing for a while, like getting my book about my accident and the life-giving centrality of Love when it comes to life, relationships, and God published, as well as becoming a life coach. 6 months in, though, I've made like 1% progress on … Continue reading Meditation on the Lovingkindness Revolution!
Do you ever wonder if what you do matters? Or even how much YOU matter? I know I do! With that in mind, at the beginning of my yoga classes, I gift each student with an inspirational sticky note to encourage her/him. They have sayings like "Be a warrior, not a worrier.", "You make work … Continue reading Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today
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
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