Above is a picture of Love! You see my low back is a bit wonky, so I sleep on my side with a small pillow between my legs to let my back release. The night of the pic I got home a bit late after getting together with some friends. So, in it you can … Continue reading The Little (BIG) Things Love Does
Don't fight to be right, "fight" to spread joy! You know how kids are often super stoked for no particular reason? Like she or he is simply high on life? It's as if joy isn't the result of an experience or action, but is an inborn energy we can allow to bubble up and burst forth at … Continue reading Joy Warrior
After I take our dog, Biscuits, out, I’ll frequently pet and tell her she’s a “good girl”—and with a look of pure bliss, she’ll literally start purring. #adorable This got me thinking how amazing it feels to let our bodies, minds, and spirits “purr”, and what a gift it is to help someone else experience … Continue reading The Pleasure of “Purring”
Hope is believing in a stranger future. What do you want the coming days and years to hold for you? Your circle? Nation? The world? Hope is not only the powerful energy that guides us through dark times, it's the dynamic force that creates better realities. I see on the horizon, clear as day, healing, understanding, and … Continue reading Hope is Believing in a Stranger Future
Fires are raging in Northern California, with more than 14 THOUSAND firefighters on the scene! Republicans and Democrats are hurling fiery words at each other like toddlers do with food. The U.S. is aflame because of racial division and injustice. Doesn’t it sometimes feel like it’s all going up in flames? Since fires like these … Continue reading The Garden Gospel
Heaven is in your toes. Bliss rests on my fingertips. Enlightenment shimmers on our faces. One of the biggest gifts of practicing yoga, has been increasingly experiencing the truth of these statements. You see, while our beautiful brain is super good at decisions, judgments, comparisons, and critiques, it's not so helpful when it comes to … Continue reading Heaven is in Your Toes
My daughter once drew me a picture communicating that her kindness, compassion, and soul beauty were all smaller reflections of me. I mention Lara’s artistic gift (which I sadly can’t find), because as I reflect on my journey, learn from others, and grow into goodness, I see clearly how I reflect what I admire, focus … Continue reading What do We Reflect?
I bet the phrase I say the second most to my wife Lisa, after "I love you", is "I'm sorry". And while that means I make a good number of mistakes, I think it's great, as it also means I'm seeing, owning, learning, and growing from said missteps. Just the other day, for instance, my … Continue reading From Swimming in Shame to Flying in Sunshine
Hi Friends! I wrote a book, an actual publisher published it, and now it's available everywhere! Words can't describe how excited and I am!!! 🥳🤸🏻♀️💫💙🤗 I'm also a bit dumbfounded, as in "am I dreaming? Is this real?", but mostly STOKED. It's titled Falling into Love: The Transformative Power of Community. Back on November 10, 2008 … Continue reading I Wrote a Book that Got Published!
A life of kindness is a life in heaven. For years I believed paradise was something we could only taste after we died; and I don't think it's a coincidence that during that time I focused my energies on being right. Yet, when I shifted from endeavoring to be correct, to being connected, my whole world … Continue reading A Life of Kindness is a Life in Heaven