One of the hardest, most healing, and helpful lessons I’m learning in life is to trust and love my body. The truth is: Our bodies are brilliant. Your body is brilliant. My body is brilliant. Our bodies not only know what’s best for them, they harbor intelligence our brains lack that will bless our lives! As much as I’ve … Continue reading Our Bodies are Brilliant!
One of the interesting side effects from my accident and visual disability is that before I plummeted off a cliff, I NEVER had to think about where the car was parked, worry about getting lost on a run in an unfamiliar locale, or fret about navigating a theme park. My body just knew where to go. … Continue reading Living into Purpose and Fullness
Something awesome I've noticed this year is how smack dab in the middle of the suck and muck, I've witnessed countless people become her/his own "alarm clock". Friends and family are waking up to their deepest desires, honoring the most excellent wisdom residing in each of us, healing their personal insecurities and judgments, and seeing and … Continue reading Being Your Own “Alarm Clock”
Expectations can be like prisons. One of my most powerful memories is from after I graduated university and was working at Costco while I figured my future out. My high school Honors Chemistry teacher came thru the register I was boxing items for, looked at me with equal parts confusion, friendliness, and disappointment, and said she … Continue reading Escaping the “Boxes” We Get Put in to Become More Wildly Alive
Where does wisdom come from? How did, and do, I know my wife Lisa was "the one"? My fingers and toes, heart, and mind all told me. What I'm saying is there's a divine brilliance within each and every one of us; and we awaken to this deep wisdom when we open the channels to, and … Continue reading Awakening to Your Wise Guide on the Inside
Cheers! Even though it's been nearly seven years and I'm incredibly happily remarried, I still sometimes feel DEEPLY hurt by and confused why my second wife left me. By the conventional wisdom that good deeds are rewarded and bad punished, we'd have stayed together. What's more, it's the same story if one went by my … Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Love for NO Reason
11 years ago I suffered a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A few life saving, and plastic, surgeries later, the medical staff warned my family and friends the recovery would be LONG. While they were spot on about that, they were mostly wrong in saying I'd reemerge foul-mouthed, angry, and confused. Though I was certainly … Continue reading Why Having a Strong Centering Point Amidst the Storms of Life Makes a World of Difference: Yoga Life Lessons
Hi Beautiful! Today I thought I’d try something different and write about an easy, breezy, and 100% noncontroversial topic … insert laughter here … so let’s talk about God! What does "God" mean to you? Perhaps more importantly, how does one experience and relate with the Divine? I heard ANY naming of the Divine, including … Continue reading “God”?
Over just a few short days, the tranquility of our peaceful little suburban community was broken by an ambulance pulling up just outside our house … THREE TIMES! As we’d guessed, and later confirmed, our neighbor’s husband with dementia had had some medical/health “adventures”. After she told me about it the other day, I expressed … Continue reading Don’t Just DO Something, SIT There – Calm, Collected, Grounded, Connected, & Centered Makes Us MUCH More Effective (Yoga Life Lessons)
In my journey of personal growth and development I’ve found perhaps the most important movement toward transformation/enlightenment/salvation is awareness. Becoming truly aware, with “eyes wide open”, of the past trauma(s) trapping us, the cultural messages enslaving us, our internal narratives keeping us stuck, and so on, is crucial because more often than not we simply … Continue reading How the Way We “Approach” Death is Killing Us: Let’s Talk About Death Part 1