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

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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

The Importance of Focusing Less on Doing and More on Being: Meeting Your True Self and the Bliss, Peace, and Love it Brings in All Situations

“I wonder if a BIG goal of living is to more and more not know where “I” stop and “God” begins?  To increasingly find indistinguishable where “I” end and “you” begin?  The older and hopefully wiser I get, the more I sense this is True.” - A thought I had while running the other day. … Continue reading The Importance of Focusing Less on Doing and More on Being: Meeting Your True Self and the Bliss, Peace, and Love it Brings in All Situations

Loving the WORST Parts of Yourself is Essential for Happiness, Growth, Loving Others, and the Future of the World

“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.” ― Hermann Hesse   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard some form of the following: What you hate the most in other people, the thing others do that drives … Continue reading Loving the WORST Parts of Yourself is Essential for Happiness, Growth, Loving Others, and the Future of the World

Meditation on Quieting the Mind to Hear/Receive More Peace and Love

Mindfulness practices, like yoga, are medicine.  Preventative and restorative, life-giving medicine for our FULL selves: Body, mind, and spirit.  We journey inward to work through out schtuff, and as we listen to, soothe, and cleanse our hurts, sorrows, fears, and the like, we discover a precious jewel at the center of our being.  Maybe it's … Continue reading Meditation on Quieting the Mind to Hear/Receive More Peace and Love

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

Meditation on Praising the Effort, NOT the Outcome

I've been working on getting into handstand for over three years now.  I'm still not there, but I'm getting closer and closer.  Are there poses or character traits or habits or routines you really want to do or be ... but aren't yet?  Often in both yoga and life we beat ourselves up when we … Continue reading Meditation on Praising the Effort, NOT the Outcome