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

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Meditation on Being an Athlete of Love

It's crazy how powerful the stories we tell in our heads are.  I generally go for a long run every Sunday.  Since my legs had been heavy and tired last Friday and Saturday, even before I woke up Sunday I "knew" the run was going to be tough.  Guess what?  It was!  While my body's … Continue reading Meditation on Being an Athlete of Love

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

Meditation on Gardening Our Thoughts, Because We Become What We Think

When you want to cook a great meal you use great ingredients, right?  Likewise, a good outfit is made of good clothes and a high quality home is formed by quality materials.  Along the same lines: If we want a fabulous life, we need to think wonderful thoughts, because we become what we think.  The problem … Continue reading Meditation on Gardening Our Thoughts, Because We Become What We Think

The More We Remember We are What We “Eat”, the Sweeter Life Becomes

When I was in the Air Force at big group meetings we’d often watch videos of our bombs blowing things up, snipers shooting terrorists from a distance, us shooting enemy planes down, and so on. The intent was to inspire us and build camaraderie … YET, while those are admirable results, today I worry about … Continue reading The More We Remember We are What We “Eat”, the Sweeter Life Becomes

Meditation on Thinking, Speaking, and Living with a “Smile”

Today I invite us to practice being viruses 😉 ... what I mean by that is I encourage us to start an epidemic of bliss!  Have you ever noticed how your thinking influences your actions, which affect others, just as their doings impacts you?  Think of a get together where one person started ranting or … Continue reading Meditation on Thinking, Speaking, and Living with a “Smile”

Practices, Rituals, and Routines for Staying and Growing in Awesomeness, ESPECIALLY When Things Get Crazy

The weirdest thing happened not long ago. More than one person referred to me as “enlightened”, “or something like that”, a couple of whom wanted to get together to talk about life, transformation, and their journeys. Now, I would definitely NOT say I’m enlightened … though I think wisdom would say it’s good to hear … Continue reading Practices, Rituals, and Routines for Staying and Growing in Awesomeness, ESPECIALLY When Things Get Crazy

The Gospel in Star Wars: While Negativity is Quick, Easy, and Normal, We Can Always Choose the Joy of Positivity

I love Christmas and the holiday season around it. We had an especially sweet and fun series of celebrations in my family in December. That said, I definitely had moments I regretted: Not helping as much as I’d like with dishes, an ill-placed word to my wife, moments of being disconnected from the family and … Continue reading The Gospel in Star Wars: While Negativity is Quick, Easy, and Normal, We Can Always Choose the Joy of Positivity

Love Believes the Best: How Changing Your Mental Chatter Will Change Your Life

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - 1 Corinthians 13.7   Something that rocked my world and continues to change my life in the most incredible ways is this truth: Love believes the best of others, reality, and yourself. While we’re always telling a story in our heads, … Continue reading Love Believes the Best: How Changing Your Mental Chatter Will Change Your Life

Meditation on the Importance of Remembering You are NOT Your Thoughts and Choosing Positivity

Realizing and living into this truth has changed my life in the most AMAZING ways ... and I bet it can for you too! You HAVE thoughts. You HAVE emotions. YOU are NOT your thoughts. YOU are NOT your emotions. "A thought is harmless unless we believe it." writes author on self-inquiry Byron Katie, "It's … Continue reading Meditation on the Importance of Remembering You are NOT Your Thoughts and Choosing Positivity