The Karmic Effect

I've been on the receiving end of some true beauty lately. Beauty through people's small, but mindful actions. A number of incidences in a row where I was unexpectedly gifted kindness, thoughtfulness, or love got me thinking about the concept of karma. In our modern day many people view karma as a repercussion or pay-back. … Continue reading The Karmic Effect

Falling Awake

A number of years ago I was quite lost and disconnected. Lost in my own life and disconnected from everyone and everything. There were a number of small steps that started me on a healthy path to Here. Below I share with you Step No. 2. Through my writing I attempt to offer everything that … Continue reading Falling Awake

A New Perspective of Pain

"Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional." I heard this quote for the first time recently, and it summed up a truth I had only uncovered after years of suffering. Pain happens to all of us through life. Suffering is how we perceive the pain, how we choose to process it, and how long we … Continue reading A New Perspective of Pain

Connection, Intention & Attention

I've been thinking about connection a lot lately. How we need it, thrive with it, and how it affects us. For a long time now I've felt like I'm in this vortex of connection. One leads to another to another, and I am energized and inspired. Through these connections I learned how to spark my … Continue reading Connection, Intention & Attention

Pass It On

Everywhere I go this week life seems to be offering me a hand, a smile, a sunny day, an invitation. It's easy to accept (or sometimes even expect) this kind of "help." Perhaps we've been extra good citizens or gone out of our way to be helpful or something like that and we feel deserving … Continue reading Pass It On

Learning to Lead by Example

“Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.” Chinese Proverb Week 3 of Yoga Teacher Training The dust is starting to settle. If my yoga was a house getting remodeled, the clearing out has happened and the rebuilding has started, from the ground up. I am … Continue reading Learning to Lead by Example

How to Live Your Life in 3D

We all love the incredible 3D experience of an IMAX movie. Watching a movie in 3D is intense, fascinating, riveting, stimulating. You feel like you are actually there. I started asking myself the question, Do I feel like that in my regular life? Do I feel that engaged, that fascinated, that stimulated, that awed by … Continue reading How to Live Your Life in 3D

The Landscape of Our Life

It starts here. The Change. The Change we all dream of. Nicer people, more love, close communities, supportive neighbors, honest conversations. It starts at home and it starts with you. It starts with me. The person talking to you, are you listening to them? Are you looking in their eyes? Are you feeling their energy? … Continue reading The Landscape of Our Life

The Power of Encouragement

"Paddle, paddle, paddle." This is a surf analogy, but even if you don't surf, go with me on this for a minute. In surfing the ultimate goal is to catch the wave. There are many steps in this process, but one of the most important steps is paddling for the wave. This is so that … Continue reading The Power of Encouragement

Happy Winter Solstice

While many are focusing on whether or not the world will end today, to me the more interesting aspect of December 21 is the Winter Solstice. This annual occurrence provides a clear line between light and dark, summer and winter. The Winter Solstice is the yin sister of the Summer Solstice. While the Summer Solstice … Continue reading Happy Winter Solstice