Following Peace

For as long as I can remember I've been a hopeful romantic. When I played with my Star Wars or G.I. Joe figures, I would almost always pair my lead character with a girlfriend or wife. All my favorite fantasy or sci-fi books, movies, and shows featured true love of some sort. I've literally told my … Continue reading Following Peace

7 Bits of Brightness from 2020

As the sun sets on 2020, what bits of brightness will we carry with us? One of 7 revelations for me is: People I can be 100% completely myself with are more precious than gold/TP. How about you? It’s interesting, during my life, first I was all about New Year’s resolutions, then more intentions or … Continue reading 7 Bits of Brightness from 2020

Shalom: A Vision of Justice That Gives Life, Liberty, and Love

What is justice? Like real, life-giving, healing, and unity-building justice? Recently, "No justice, no peace" is one of the sayings going around in the peaceful demonstrations and posts. I don't know about you, but justice as punishment, finger-pointing, and shame (go to forms), has never helped me. Quite the opposite, actually. I think of my 15-year … Continue reading Shalom: A Vision of Justice That Gives Life, Liberty, and Love

What Gives You Meaning and Purpose in Life?

When life, or the world, gets crazy, what keeps you centered, hopeful, and Loving? I could be wrong, but it seems to me we're like satellites, and without something Big, Bold, Beautiful, and Beyond our small selves to orbit around, we go careening off into space or crash into the ground like a satellite that's lost its … Continue reading What Gives You Meaning and Purpose in Life?

Spreading Kindness Like Water in a Water Fight

I sometimes wonder if the yoga students think I'm drunk when I'm teaching, as my balance struggles (from my visual disability) frequently have me falling out of lunges, Tree pose, and other leg balancing postures. Plus, I'm usually super joyous and often goofy! Isn't it interesting how things like this lead us to declare "I am ______"; … Continue reading Spreading Kindness Like Water in a Water Fight

My Yoga Story: How Failure Brings Flourishing

To paraphrase Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell's character in "Anchorman"): I used to be kind of a big deal.  When I was in the Air Force I not only had the privilege of literally planning, flying, and fighting with the "best of the best", I was an instructor at the school for training elite warfighters!  Then, … Continue reading My Yoga Story: How Failure Brings Flourishing

An Invitation to Live Everyday Like it’s Your Wedding Day: An Ode to Lisa

On September 2nd I’m getting married … for the third time … again.  What I mean by that is after going through two divorces, my soul mate found me and we got engaged on the Twelfth Day of Christmas at the beginning of this year.  To make a long story short, since we’d both walked this … Continue reading An Invitation to Live Everyday Like it’s Your Wedding Day: An Ode to Lisa