EXCLAIM the Positive! Listen to the Negative

When Lisa and I have “discussions” 😉 I have a tendency to either go directly to overtly shaming and beating myself up, or subtly doing the same to her. Likewise, I can teach a yoga class that’s 99% fabulous, but I’ll ruminate on the 1% that didn’t go great. Can you relate? Isn’t that “interesting”? … Continue reading EXCLAIM the Positive! Listen to the Negative

“We” is the Key

Don't work hard so others see and applaud you, bust your butt to see and care for others. For over a month, I've been doing my best to get an online yoga teaching "studio" going with no success. Oddly, though, I haven't been all that troubled. I say "oddly" because in years past I would have … Continue reading “We” is the Key

Love Leaves a Mark

Every morning as Lisa goes to work, we kiss to “start” our day. And, the next time I see my reflection, my lips will typically be glittery from her sparkling amazingness (like in the pic). It might be her lip gloss … but, I’m sticking with her being amazing. 😉 Isn’t that how it works, … Continue reading Love Leaves a Mark

Unwrapping the Gift of You

The other day, Lisa told me: "One lifetime with you isn't enough." 🥰 That might be the most loving thing anyone has told me! I share that, not only to celebrate our love and partnership, but also because I think it points to a life truth: YOU are an endlessly knowable, magical, miracle of amazingness. Words, titles, societal pressures, labels, … Continue reading Unwrapping the Gift of You

Gardening Our Minds for Goodness

While the types of seeds, nutrients, and protections we put in a garden determine the fruits, veggies, and flowers it will grow; the thoughts, mentalities, and beliefs we cultivate in our minds shape who we become. For instance, while decades of valuing winning made me quite competitive, sometimes in unkind ways, years of championing unity is making … Continue reading Gardening Our Minds for Goodness

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