Love the Bridge That Got You Here

What do you do with regrets?  When my daughter was born I was on the other side of the world, deployed with the Air Force to the Middle East.  As I sat chatting with coworkers in the chow hall, our commander walked in and waived me over.  “Congratulations, Kermit,” he said, naming me by my … Continue reading Love the Bridge That Got You Here

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Unity, Understanding, and Supporting Trump Supporters

If I’m completely honest, part of me doesn’t understand how anyone can support Trump, and I’m sure others would say the same about Obama or Clinton backers.  The thing is, though, the more I go with society’s flow by calling “them” shameful names, excluding those different from me, or not talking about politics, the more … Continue reading Unity, Understanding, and Supporting Trump Supporters

Why Valuing Both the Right and Left Creates Harmony: Yoga Life Lessons

Hi beautiful being! In yoga’s physical practice, we make a point of equally working, stretching, and valuing both the left and right sides of our bodies.  To do otherwise would create imbalance.  It seems to me the same lesson applies to life.  There has ALWAYS been both the political right (conservative) and left (liberal), much … Continue reading Why Valuing Both the Right and Left Creates Harmony: Yoga Life Lessons

3 Ways Jesus Shows God and Life are Better Than Believable: Forgiveness, Harmony, and Love

Frequently, when my wife, Lisa, comes up in conversations with others, I’ll earnestly tell them she’s the best person since Jesus.  What I mean by that is there’s the regular ways of the world … and then, on a completely different level, there’s the inspiring, empowering, and enlivening Way of Jesus, which Lisa displays better … Continue reading 3 Ways Jesus Shows God and Life are Better Than Believable: Forgiveness, Harmony, and Love

Embracing and Celebrating My/Your Uniqueness and Weirdness

I wanted to play some music while I put groceries away the other day.  So, told our Echo: "Alexa, play music from  ... err ... umm" I stumbled as my mind went blank.  Helpfully, she said "I think you might like songs by Imagine Dragons" (#truth), so started playing them.  As one of my favorite … Continue reading Embracing and Celebrating My/Your Uniqueness and Weirdness

Meditation on Raising Our Vibration

Years ago someone shared with me how she'd been sexually abused in her childhood.  In my naivety, I remember being saddened for her, while also thinking as an adult she must have moved on and healed from that "distant" trauma.  To make a long story short, I later found out I was SUPER wrong.  Experiencing … Continue reading Meditation on Raising Our Vibration

Embracing Those with Disabilities/Disorders Instead of Labeling “Them”

I have a disability, which prevents me from driving.  Sometimes this has left me feeling excluded or “less than”, while other times it hasn’t.  It seems to me the difference lay in how people “saw” me, and whether they then moved toward me, or not.  For instance, for several years I was a volunteer staff … Continue reading Embracing Those with Disabilities/Disorders Instead of Labeling “Them”

Seeing & Embracing our Schizo Selves is Essential for a Better World

There I was, minding my own business thinking about how awesome heaven was going to be after I died when a voice in my head said: What if that’s NOT where you go?  Another voice added: I think death is the end period. Still another thought came wondering: How can any of us know what happens?  … Continue reading Seeing & Embracing our Schizo Selves is Essential for a Better World

Why “Them” is a Curse Word and Wisdom Shows Us Listening to and Learning from People Different from You is the Path to a Better Future

You know that old saying about how you shouldn’t talk about religion or politics at the dinner table? I think that’s bunk! Sure, it will keep things easier. But really and truly the path to a better future for us all lies not in avoiding “hard” topics, but in talking about them lots … ESPECIALLY … Continue reading Why “Them” is a Curse Word and Wisdom Shows Us Listening to and Learning from People Different from You is the Path to a Better Future

Love PEOPLE, APPRECIATE Your Country: Thoughts on Charlottesville, Racial Tensions, and NFL Players Sitting During the National Anthem

Charlottesville.  Wow!  A friend noted how the recent white nationalist march and violence in Virginia bore eery similarities to Nazi Germany.  Talk about scary, right?  What do we do with that?  Did our leadership respond well?  More importantly, how can you and I respond well to the racial tensions in our country and lives? This brings me … Continue reading Love PEOPLE, APPRECIATE Your Country: Thoughts on Charlottesville, Racial Tensions, and NFL Players Sitting During the National Anthem