What Inspires You?

What inspires you? What inspires you to take that next step courageously, to trust yourself instead of doubt yourself, or to dig a little deeper for some hidden inner strength? In a literal sense, inspiration is the act of drawing air into the lungs. When we receive inspiration figuratively, we experience that same sense of … Continue reading What Inspires You?

How to Handle Judgement Mindfully

The experience of getting judged, whether directly or indirectly, can feel like a heavy blow. Someone else is saying we are less than, we aren’t good enough, we have failed, we are on the wrong path, or we are a disappointment. Even the strongest of us have a human reaction to judgement. We all long … Continue reading How to Handle Judgement Mindfully

This Isn’t A Dress Rehearsal

I used to work for a judge who was known for speaking his mind. He had a unique ability to reduce the meaning of life to one-liners. One of his famous ones went like so: "This isn't a dress rehearsal." We don't get a Take 2 on life. There's no do-overs. The days you sit … Continue reading This Isn’t A Dress Rehearsal

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

Enter a Prisoner, Exit a Free Man

This is how I would describe meditation. A breaking out of of bondage. That has been my experience with the mental transformation that happens ever so subtly every time. Whether the practice kicks up dirt, unearths troubling layers of thought, or is a peaceful experience, we always emerge freer than before. Lighter than before. More … Continue reading Enter a Prisoner, Exit a Free Man

Breaking Open the Beauty Within

On a recent trip to a rock exhibit with my family, I passed a table that was labeled, "Ugly Rocks." I stopped and looked at the rocks. They were all brown and pretty boring looking. They weren't especially ugly, but they definitely weren't as shiny as most of the other rocks in the exhibit. I … Continue reading Breaking Open the Beauty Within

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

Going Back to Our Roots

I’ve always found it fascinating when I see palm trees withstand winter storms with such grace and ease. They bend to extreme degrees, yet somehow defy the forces of nature upon them and don’t snap. When the pressure is released, they bounce back to their full stature, amazingly intact, alive, and unbroken. It’s equally fascinating … Continue reading Going Back to Our Roots

Done with Done

I've been contemplating commitment these first, light-filled days of the new year. Not because I have resolutions to stick to, but because I have a life to stick to. I have a life to commit to, every day of the year. Commitment is the act of reengaging every step of the way, not just at … Continue reading Done with Done