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

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

The Yogic Path to Happiness

When I first started practicing yoga, I was still digging my way out of a deep cavern of grief. Something about this unusual method of twists, turns, and upside-downs kept calling me back. I didn’t know what it was initially, but as I began to settle into my body, things began to shift in my … Continue reading The Yogic Path to Happiness

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

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

Cultivating Gratitude Through Yoga

Our yoga practice is a multifaceted gem. It’s like a prism that reflects a different color depending on how the light hits it. Our practice can reflect back to us different emotions, feelings, or thoughts depending on how we approach it. Yoga can draw out parts of ourselves we know exist but have difficulty accessing … Continue reading Cultivating Gratitude Through Yoga

The Value of Doing Less & Being More

In the words of my yoga teacher: “This is the modern day yogi’s greatest challenge: Doing less and being more.” Just let that sink in for a minute. Don’t try to think about it so much, just be with the concept. I tried to do this myself, just be with it. It wasn’t long before … Continue reading The Value of Doing Less & Being More