Love resides in the pause. What I mean by that is while my first words, or reaction, to something I disagree with, don't like, or feel pressure or opposition from are generally not helpful or are unkind: Pausing, breathing, and giving my thoughts time to settle, creates space for love to move in. Can you relate? In many … Continue reading The Power of the Pause
Parts of me are scared, nervous, and frustrated ... and it's fantastic! You see, partially by choice, and partially not, my occupational energies are shifting to destinations unknown along paths previously untraveled. Honestly, it's scary, thrilling, and paralyzing. Satya, the yogic practice of truthfulness, invites us to lovingly be honest with and about ourselves, and … Continue reading Don’t Fake It Until You Make It, Face It Until You Embrace It!
I can't smell. At all! Wouldn't that be weird? The craziest part is, after my surreal and nearly fatal hiking accident in 2008, it took more than a year to realize I couldn't smell anymore. THAT, is how POWERFUL our brains are! I expected to smell the coffee aromas at Starbucks, the fresh spring smells … Continue reading Our Brain is like a Superhero(villain)’s Weapon, Let’s Use It for Good!
The other day, while Lisa was sharing with me her frustration over the baked bean dish she'd made not being ready in time for the party with friends she made it for, I kept reassuring her everything was okay, she'd done the best she could, and she didn't need to be upset. Maybe the third … Continue reading Feeling Freedom, A Gift of Living Yoga
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
How are you doing today? I hope you are having an amazing day, and regardless of how beautiful and/or brutal it might be for you, I pray you are connected and cared for by a loving community! There’s a common “joke” you may have heard, which goes something like this: A wife asks her longtime … Continue reading 12 Truths that Transform
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
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
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
I don't know about you, but it seems the older I get, the less I KNOW. I used to be quite certain about lots of things, and while it's still easy for me to cling to the safety of being SURE, I'm finding freedom in holding things more loosely. I say that as a backdrop … Continue reading Meditation on Thinking Less to Be More