I had this habit years ago of using the word, “just” in my language. “I just want to make the bed first. I just think it’s not okay to say xyz, You can just put your jacket over there.” All of those sentences are using a word that keeps me in a limited way of

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For the last two years I didn’t think I’d ever be able to run again. And, for the last 10 years, I thought the sometimes lack of energy and long recovery time I had was either the aging process or the affects from a 2 year virus in my head – or a combination of

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In the two weeks since our 2016 presidential election, many people have been experiencing fear and anger. I can understand why given the words of inequality, prejudices, and disregard for our precious planet. My heart feels for every person who is experiencing fear or anger or separation. To be honest, I didn’t think this would

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When I contracted a 2 year virus in my head in 2005 after traveling to India, and not knowing why I was sick for the first 6 months, I fought hard, thinking, “I’ll get better – keep pushing, it’s just a passing phase.” I had been strong, full of energy and in the best shape

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I recently got on an airplane and sat next to a young gentleman reading a paper back book (unusual these days) called The Autobiography of a Yogi (a book on my list of must read books). I felt moved to talk to him. He’s a truck driver getting into yoga, and tells me how much

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I can’t say exactly what a miracle is, but I would quantify what I witnessed last week (along with what I witness in my practice when someone sees them self as whole and complete for the first time) as a miracle. And not just one, but several a day, including in myself. One year ago,

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My first nature experience was when my mom was pregnant with me – her first experience camping too. Maybe I heard the birds chirping then too. After I was born, and we graduated from a large canvas tent to a van, to this 1969 Shasta beauty (7 miles to the gallon) RV, pictured above, when I

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I finished some gentle yoga on the floor of the cabin, being careful to not irritate my already painful hips. When I sat up, the words came through loud and clear, like a church bell on Sunday morning, “You need to leave the retreat.” I began to sob. “NO, NO, NO!” I yelled back at

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It’s now been 6 months since my body became highly sensitive to technology. I want to share with you what I’ve learned so you don’t end up with the same thing or can heal from it if it happens to you too. After 6 months, here’s what I’d answer – yes, technology is toxic to

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Six months ago, while spending a few days at a cabin in Big Sur, California, I had complete clarity that this was the cabin I’d spend a month meditating and in silence in the spring of 2016. I’d been knowing it was time for this length of retreat for awhile, but I wasn’t sure where

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