Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today

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

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Meditation on How Our Thoughts Transform Our Reality

Teaching yoga I get to regularly interact with attractive ladies.  As you might imagine, thought bubbles related to their prettiness arise from time to time.  While I'm realizing this is normal and natural, the danger is when I identify with these thoughts, which is all too common for us.  It seems to me we've made … Continue reading Meditation on How Our Thoughts Transform Our Reality

Meditation on Breathing Divinity, Seeing Beauty, Feeling Kindness, and Being Love

I frequently shake my head in disbelief at how kind and caring my daughter is.  When I was 14 my world revolved around sports, fun with friends, school, and girls.  The loving kindness Lara shows toward everyone wasn't even on my radar until well into my adulthood!  Why?  How did she blossom so quickly?  Like … Continue reading Meditation on Breathing Divinity, Seeing Beauty, Feeling Kindness, and Being Love

Drama for Your Momma

As my body gets older, some things don't work like they used to.  Remember the movie "Failure to Launch"?  You know how after things go poorly in a given endeavor a couple of times, it's super easy to get in your head about it?  Thought bubbles of doubt, insecurity, worry, and the like flood our … Continue reading Drama for Your Momma

A Snow Storm’s Life Lessons

As we've been enjoying a fun flurry of snow storms, Lisa and I noted the calming affect snow has on everything.  It's like a massive collective "HA", which fills your heart with a sense that all is well and all will be well.  Not long after that, a friend came to our door with his … Continue reading A Snow Storm’s Life Lessons

Fierce Softness

Changes, departures, leavings, and endings can be hard.  For years, I was not only a faithful attender at a local church, I was on the leadership team, aspired to be a paid pastor there, and became close with the other team members.  Then, after a good deal of inner wrestling and tender conversations, I knew … Continue reading Fierce Softness

The Love is IN Your Heart

While I was practicing my yoga class for February, "The Love is IN Your Heart", I had an aha moment.  In one flow you reach your hands forward and back with palms up on the inhale, and then sweetly collect them to heart's center on the exhale.  On my mat I realized this symbolizes how … Continue reading The Love is IN Your Heart

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

Choosing Nourishment Over Waste: We are What We “Eat” on ALL Levels: Body, Mind, and Spirit

Five years ago my New Years Resolution was to become vegan, and I've never felt better in my body.  It was a mindful choice I made to get my practices to better align with my beliefs.  I share this because in my experience, the more mindful we become in our doings, the more vibrantly whole, happy, … Continue reading Choosing Nourishment Over Waste: We are What We “Eat” on ALL Levels: Body, Mind, and Spirit

Embracing and Celebrating My/Your Uniqueness and Weirdness

I wanted to play some music while I put groceries away the other day.  So, told our Echo: "Alexa, play music from  ... err ... umm" I stumbled as my mind went blank.  Helpfully, she said "I think you might like songs by Imagine Dragons" (#truth), so started playing them.  As one of my favorite … Continue reading Embracing and Celebrating My/Your Uniqueness and Weirdness