“Travaltruism” And The Art Of Making A Difference

The basic survival requirements for a human being are quite simple: food, water, air, and shelter.  Like all our basic needs, food is universal – everybody eats – but that’s where the similarities end. Most of us don’t give much thought to where our next meal will come from, while some others have no ideaContinue reading ““Travaltruism” And The Art Of Making A Difference”

Reciprocal Inhibition

I can still vividly remember a yoga class, years ago, where the teacher was talking about reciprocal inhibition: the concept of one muscle flexing so its opposite can extend. For example, if I am standing, and I want to lift my right leg straight out in front of me, my hip flexors (the fronts ofContinue reading “Reciprocal Inhibition”

The Secret Of The Sauce: Building The Person You Want To Be, Bit By Bit

The start of a new year always seems like a great time to make some changes in our life. A fresh, unmarked calendar awaits, and for many of us, January 1st brings the intention to fill it with good stuff. Whether we’re eating healthier, exercising more, swearing less, or generally communicating better, we’ve got everyContinue reading “The Secret Of The Sauce: Building The Person You Want To Be, Bit By Bit”

The 5 Types of Brainwaves

A number of years back, a friend gave me a book called “The Brain That Changes Itself”. Written in 2007, it’s all about the science of neuroplasticity. It was back when this science around our brain‘s ability to change was still somewhat new… still vibrating with that almost sci-fi feel. There is so much weContinue reading “The 5 Types of Brainwaves”

Effort and Ease

Recently I noticed there’s an interesting relationship, a certain tension, between the concepts of effort and ease. Just as one can’t understand darkness without experiencing light, as they say, you can’t know true ease in your life or your body without applying a bit of effort to get there.  We have all felt at oneContinue reading “Effort and Ease”

How To Make A Meaningful Change In Your Life And Actually Make It Stick

In a recent post I wrote about how we are a reflection of our thoughts and habits. We think our thoughts, and we take actions based on those thoughts, which become the habits that shape our personality, which attracts the people who influence our lives, and informs how we interact with the world at large.Continue reading “How To Make A Meaningful Change In Your Life And Actually Make It Stick”

A Reflection Of You

You are a reflection of you. You are the sum total of the choices that you make. The physical manifestation of the thoughts in your head that become the choices that you make that turn into the body you live in and the mind that drives it. About a year ago I was going throughContinue reading “A Reflection Of You”

“It’s coming”

I was talking with a friend the other day about the power of our thoughts… how easily we can (and do) knock ourselves off balance just by thinking of what might happen, or how badly things could go. On some level, we all understand that our thoughts become things… we think to ourselves that weContinue reading ““It’s coming””

Practical Magic

I’m having a moment, really feeling my life’s blessings. Speeding through the jungle down a coastal highway in Puerto Vallarta, with a wall of dense green foliage on my left, and two different shades of blue to my right: sky blue and water blue. It is a glorious sunny morning, and I am in anContinue reading “Practical Magic”

The Thing About Monday

One recent Monday I was wrapping up with a yoga client, and I said “I appreciate you, Namaste. Happy Monday!” And I noticed suddenly that I was genuinely sincere with that. Here it was, Monday, and I didn’t have a case of the Mondays.  But I always have a case of the Mondays, even thoughContinue reading “The Thing About Monday”

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