I’ve been exploring my hometown the past few months. No, I’m not new to the area: I’ve lived here 31 years. I guess I’ve been like the man in the fable and not paying attention to the diamond in my own backyard. But that’s changed. I’ve discovered so much about Cary NC lately, especially the … More The Inevitable Hour and One Wild and Precious Life
“All life is Yoga.”~Sri Aurobindo Don’t worry about how much better your neighbor seems to be doing than you. Yoga, like life, is not a competition. Remember: comparison is the thief of joy. If you find yourself getting too twisted up: pause, take a deep breath, gently release, and start over. Relax your grip–your … More 10 Things I’ve Learned on My Yoga Mat (That Help Me Out in the Real World)
Make Peace With Your Mind: How Mindfulness And Compassion Can Free You From Your Inner Critic Meditation teacher and therapist Mark Coleman begins his book with the chapter titled ‘Change is Possible.’ That simple statement acts as a beacon inviting the reader in closer to hear exactly what this change entails and what … More Make Peace With Your Mind
it is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world. ~Mary Oliver~ Photo taken by me at Fearrington Village, Pittsboro NC, October 2016.
“‘The only constant in life is change,’ and if we want to be fully engaged in any moment, we need to embrace this simple statement,” writes Thomas M. Sterner in Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life. But what exactly does it mean to be fully engaged? And how many of us … More Fully Engaged: A Book Review
I spend a fair amount of time thinking about the fragility of life. Probably more than I should. I’m not morbid, I’m curious; perhaps I’m a bit anxious, as well. Life: It’s so unpredictable. One day you’re riding high, the next day you plummet to the depths. Illness takes us by surprise and changes everything–sometimes … More Otherwise: On Life’s Uncertainty
“There’s always ways of motivating yourself to higher levels. Write about it, dream about it. But after that, turn it into action. Don’t just dream.”~Dan Gable My last blog post was about taking the leap, carpe diem, making it happen, and checking off the bucket list–sooner rather than later. I wrote it appropriately on Leap … More Leap 2.0 (And the Power of Words)
I recently attended a meditation workshop with Rolf Gates. He is so down-to-earth, funny, and authentic. He’s also an excellent, inspiring teacher. If you haven’t read his book, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, do so now. It’s set up as 365 meditations exploring the integration of yoga into our … More The Mind Screams. The Heart Whispers.