Perfecting Love

Perfecting Love

Jack Kornfield said that a spiritual practice “isn’t about perfecting yourself, it’s about perfecting your love.” With this in mind, how might negative self talk be a misguided form of love?

Aiming for Better: Unpacking White Privilege & Anti-Racism

Aiming for Better: Unpacking White Privilege & Anti-Racism

I’ve spent the last 34 years using the “but I’m a good person” defense or silently avoiding confrontation. Now I can see that I’ve been using good intentions as a crutch to uphold systemic racism and white privilege.

On Grief

On Grief

When we love fiercely, we also fear deeply for those who hold our hearts.  We give them a piece of ourselves that we can’t take back.

The Pursuit

The Pursuit

Happiness is finding the beauty in what is around you in the moment you are in.

Autobiography of a Beginner Yoga Teacher

Autobiography of a Beginner Yoga Teacher

Yoga teachers are arguably some of the most judged people in our day-to-day lives. Deciding to be one sounds fun in theory, with printed spandex and unlimited flexibility, but the actual work is surprisingly challenging on multiple levels.

The Same Old Story

The Same Old Story

I remember the day I learned about samskaras and avidya.  I felt completely overwhelmed and a bit freaked out.  Am I really the cause of my own suffering?  How can liking something be bad?  Have I let my fears influence my life?

Dear Claudia

Dear Claudia

I have decided to take a trial separation from my ego. This will be a first for us after 31 years together.

The Art of Touch

The Art of Touch

A physical touch has immense power.   It is a form of communication with so many subtleties. With essentially the same touch, one person can assert power over another, while someone else can use it to show their love.

Failure Demand

Failure Demand

There are numerous areas we stuff full of failure demands, rather than being proactive about designing our daily lives better.

The Cost of Karma

The Cost of Karma

I love the concept of karma. I feel that it captures the blips of the tiniest micro-actions as well as the huge impacts of major decisions. It means that there is always a chance to take the high road and that all you need to do is listen to your sense of right and wrong.