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

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An Exceedingly Helpful Tip for Ending Our Blame and Shame Cycles

As long as a single person is lost, I am lost. To try to save myself by getting free from the mass of the damned (Augustine’s massa damnata), and becoming good by myself, is to be both damned and absurd—as well as antichrist. Christ descended into hell to show that He willed to be lost … Continue reading An Exceedingly Helpful Tip for Ending Our Blame and Shame Cycles

Giving Yourself Permission to be You

When my guy friends start talking about fixing cars, repairing appliances, remodeling or building stuff in the house/yard, or other typical “guy” stuff, it’s like they’re speaking Greek to me.  Normal “manly” endeavors like this are so NOT my jam. When helping friends or family move I’ll regularly find myself feeling awkward or helpless when something … Continue reading Giving Yourself Permission to be You

Who are YOU? How Finding Our Identity in Christ Saves Us

Have you ever wanted to die?  I distinctly remember sitting on a plane preparing for landing, when it hit a patch of turbulence that jerked us so violently it seemed we would crash.  As the other passengers' faces turned to horror with loud gasps and cries, all I could think was: "Yes! Thank God I'm … Continue reading Who are YOU? How Finding Our Identity in Christ Saves Us

Want to Live/Love Better? Expect Less

I recently spent more than a day crafting and preparing a workshop on the yogic way of life, which has given me SO MUCH joy and peace (and, as a side note is SUPER Christ-like) … YET, no one came to the workshop.  On a similar note, years ago I had the opportunity to speak … Continue reading Want to Live/Love Better? Expect Less

The Secret to a Wonderful Life: Lose Your Life to Gain It

Failure can become our most powerful path to learning if we’re willing to choose courage over comfort. - Brené Brown   What’s the point of life? What makes for a great life? WHO are YOU when all is said and done, at the center of your being? Today it seems to me a key to … Continue reading The Secret to a Wonderful Life: Lose Your Life to Gain It

3 Ways Authenticity and Vulnerability are Game Changers: Share Yourself to Both BE and CHANGE Yourself

The other day I joked to my dad about Trump’s propensity for tweeting before he thinks. After chuckling, he said, “at least he isn’t fake and we know what we’re getting with him.” Hmm, I thought, it seems to me there’s a good life lesson and blog topic there somewhere. After mulling it over, here’s … Continue reading 3 Ways Authenticity and Vulnerability are Game Changers: Share Yourself to Both BE and CHANGE Yourself

Meditation on Remembering Life isn’t About Getting and Winning, It’s About Connection and Loving

My birthday was last week and I find myself in a really full and satisfied season of life.  Loving the Seahawks and believing they can still do great things this season, on Sunday I thought of posting on Facebook: "All I want for my birthday is the Hawks to win today and win the Super … Continue reading Meditation on Remembering Life isn’t About Getting and Winning, It’s About Connection and Loving