A Letter to My Daughter as She Starts High School

Since 2014, when Lara starts school I've written her a letter to encourage her, remind her what matters in life, and assure her she's extravagantly Loved exactly as she is.  I don't know about you, but the messiness, stresses, and hurts in life make it easy to forget kindness, courage, worth, vulnerability, our own unique … Continue reading A Letter to My Daughter as She Starts High School

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My Yoga Story: How Failure Brings Flourishing

To paraphrase Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell's character in "Anchorman"): I used to be kind of a big deal.  When I was in the Air Force I not only had the privilege of literally planning, flying, and fighting with the "best of the best", I was an instructor at the school for training elite warfighters!  Then, … Continue reading My Yoga Story: How Failure Brings Flourishing

You Have Permission

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you don't know how to act?  One of the blessings of marrying Lisa was gaining three adult "kids" and seven grandchildren.  The weird part, though, is having only been in their lives for a few years, we don't have a dad or granddad type of relationship, … Continue reading You Have Permission

The Importance of Silence

To mark the Winter Solstice, my wife and I attended a “silent” nighttime group pilgrimage through a large local forest garden.  As a guide led several hundred of us on a slow stroll in the dark, I couldn’t help but chuckle at how many people were unable to stop themselves from talking when we were … Continue reading The Importance of Silence

Meditation on Resolving to “Be Lazy” to Hear Spirit’s Guidance

In contemplating a New Years resolution, a weird notion came to me: "Be Lazy".  I'm not talking about neglecting chores or shirking work though.  Instead, I mean slowing and quieting down enough to hear the gentle wisdom of Spirit speaking to us.  Letting our hearts lead more than our heads.  Following the lead of Love … Continue reading Meditation on Resolving to “Be Lazy” to Hear Spirit’s Guidance

Why “Naked” Warrior is Yoga and Life’s Peak Pose: The Importance of Vulnerability

I think Naked Warrior is the peak yoga pose. Now, before you potentially flip out or ignore me, I’m NOT talking about physical nudity, but vulnerability. I’m getting at the wholehearted life that comes with taking our relational and emotional armor off to reveal our total and true selves. For instance, one way I know … Continue reading Why “Naked” Warrior is Yoga and Life’s Peak Pose: The Importance of Vulnerability

The Day I Died: Why Falling 30 Feet Off a Cliff Headfirst Became a Beautiful Thing

Ten years ago today I should have died.  In a freak family hiking accident, I slipped, slid, and plummeted THIRTY FEET headfirst off a cliff onto a boulder.  In reflecting on this traumatic event, I can truthfully say this horror has been transformed into one of the best things that ever happened to me.  It … Continue reading The Day I Died: Why Falling 30 Feet Off a Cliff Headfirst Became a Beautiful Thing

Who are YOU? How Finding Our Identity in Christ Saves Us

Have you ever wanted to die?  I distinctly remember sitting on a plane preparing for landing, when it hit a patch of turbulence that jerked us so violently it seemed we would crash.  As the other passengers' faces turned to horror with loud gasps and cries, all I could think was: "Yes! Thank God I'm … Continue reading Who are YOU? How Finding Our Identity in Christ Saves Us

Meditation on the Beauty of Living from Realizing You’re Loved, Worthy, and Belong … Period

A tendency ... no, an illness in our society I've noticed is we suffer from victimhood.  We're told we need a perfect mate to experience real love, the president is to blame for our financial issues, and happiness is found in possessions, money, and status. Check out what Neil deGrasse Tyson, a famous astrophysicist, has … Continue reading Meditation on the Beauty of Living from Realizing You’re Loved, Worthy, and Belong … Period

Meditation on the Harmony that Comes from Living in Alignment with Your True Self and Purpose

What lights you up inside?  What gets your heart going pitter patter and thoughts racing in the most glorious of ways?  What passions blaze in your soul?  What would get you out of bed in the morning with a smile?  I ask these questions, because when we live with purpose, when we go about our days … Continue reading Meditation on the Harmony that Comes from Living in Alignment with Your True Self and Purpose