To Live in Lovingkindness is to Live in Heaven

My favorite part about practicing and teaching yoga is it makes us better people. I say that because it helps us become more connected to ourselves and others, more aware of the effects of our words and deeds, and, thus, increasingly mindful of what we say and do. It's helped me realize: Who we are when … Continue reading To Live in Lovingkindness is to Live in Heaven

Being Our Own Love “Notes”

"I love you; I love you; I love you." I thought to myself for a LONG moment as I lay on my back with one hand on my heart, and the other on my belly. Instead of swiftly flowing into the next set of yoga postures, as I'd planned, Something urged me to pause for … Continue reading Being Our Own Love “Notes”

Thinking Less to Be More

Is your mind a bit of a drama queen, like mine?  You know, dwelling on the worst possibilities, fretting about 1 negative word or experience when there were 20 positive ones, blowing your missteps out of proportion ("I'm a failure!"), and judging others harshly for their mistakes.  The more I live, the more I realize … Continue reading Thinking Less to Be More

The Transformative Practice of Becoming Your Own Favorite TV Show

One of the things I find adorable about my wife is she will often tell all our friends and family the same story about something that currently lights her up ... which means I get to hear it like a million times!  While I CHOOSE to delight in how Lisa will joyously share the same … Continue reading The Transformative Practice of Becoming Your Own Favorite TV Show

Unity, Understanding, and Supporting Trump Supporters

If I’m completely honest, part of me doesn’t understand how anyone can support Trump, and I’m sure others would say the same about Obama or Clinton backers.  The thing is, though, the more I go with society’s flow by calling “them” shameful names, excluding those different from me, or not talking about politics, the more … Continue reading Unity, Understanding, and Supporting Trump Supporters

Turning Violence into Nourishment: Talking About America’s Gun Culture, Mass Shootings, and the Way Forward

Hi Beautiful! Why do we have such a hard time talking about guns in the U.S.?  Why are we so adamant about our “right” to own tools for killing?  Is it possible America worships guns and violence?  Does it seem like we’re more preoccupied with our right to own arms, than concerned with the quality, … Continue reading Turning Violence into Nourishment: Talking About America’s Gun Culture, Mass Shootings, and the Way Forward

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

Meditation on Changing Our Minds By Developing Groovier Thinking Patterns

I used to struggle A LOT with being defensive.  I would refute or argue most feedback or critiques from people close to me.  Likewise, if someone didn't agree with my take on things in beliefs, politics, sports, etc., instead of listening to their view and maybe letting my mind be changed, I'd double down on … Continue reading Meditation on Changing Our Minds By Developing Groovier Thinking Patterns

7 Ways Mindful Breathing Will Wonderfully Change Your Life

“Breath is the way IN.” This mantra from Eoin Finn, founder of Blissology and one of my yoga teachers, sums up a practice that’s transformed my life, and very well could yours too: Mindful Breathing. Regularly pausing to breathe with intention is a gateway to all sorts of juicy awesomeness, infusing our minds with peace … Continue reading 7 Ways Mindful Breathing Will Wonderfully Change Your Life

Meditation on BLISS: Beautiful Living is Super Simple

Every week I write a short meditation for my yoga classes (like this) that I post here, plus a longer blog post.  Last week's blog was: Practices, Rituals, and Routines for Staying and Growing in Awesomeness, ESPECIALLY When Things Get Crazy.  After reading it, my wife Lisa said she would have liked to hear more … Continue reading Meditation on BLISS: Beautiful Living is Super Simple