Just In Time

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Every Sunday evening I ask myself, what will the theme for my classes be this week? What knowledge or wisdom will I offer my students to help bring love, light, and joy to their day, and into their hearts. Will I even have a theme, or fly by the seat of my pants? I’m quite […]

How Being Present May Have Saved My Marriage

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Walking under trees. Summer’s faded into fall. My marriage is broken. I seek solace under wind rustled leaves of red and yellow dappled browns. Scratch of black branches seems to whisper a message, “quietly, quietly.” I don’t understand. I look longingly to the trees wishing for answers, wishing those branches were arms that could hug […]

Life, Interrupted: Fighting Cancer, and Myself

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There is a dreadful routine to chemotherapy. My life has been synched to a chemotherapy calendar ever since my leukemia diagnosis last year. I have become an expert at predicting when side effects and symptoms will set in. It’s a ghoulish monthly party, and the guests always arrive on time: nausea, vomiting, chills, exhaustion, fever, […]

Getting Rid of Resentment

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Ann Lamott, in her novel Crooked Little Heart, says that holding onto resentment is like eating rat poison and waiting for the rat to die. Resentment is seductive. We assume on some level that it’s going to help us, but it doesn’t. It just causes us pain. This is something that just about all of […]

11 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Time In The Now

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“To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now.” ~Donald Altman Five years ago, my life was a mess compared to now. I was anxious, worried, afraid, and running away from my feelings–I was running away from the present moment. So, what happened? I started applying […]

Bridging The Gap Between Heart And Mind Through Yoga

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It is no secret that many of us have a strong disconnect between our hearts and our minds. I see too many people in this world with good hearts being misjudged for making the wrong choices. Why we make these decisions is often because we tend to listen to what our minds tell us to […]

7 Ways To Live In The Moment

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Discover peace of mind by focusing on the here and now. It’s easier than you think! For millennia, sages from the Buddha to Yogi Berra have been advising us to tame our wandering minds and focus our attention on the present. The reason is obvious: The past is history, the future nothing but a dream. […]

Be Fearless – 6 Perfections To Live A Happier Life

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Becoming a Bodhisattva is a huge step in helping not only yourself, but also every other sentient being, both seen and unseen. Most people are self-motivated and work primarily to solve their own problems, keeping others a distant second. Should someone do an act of kindness, repayment is generally expected whether in the form of […]