All Signs Point To Love: Our Favorite Women’s March Signs

Jan 22

In the course of my lifetime, I have never experienced anything like yesterday. Thousands of people united for human rights, sending a message with Women’s March signs to choose love over fear, and that all human beings are equal. It was humbling to see the effort it took for some to be there: people being pushed […]

Yoga and Relationship: Improving Intimacy, Part 3 of 4

Jan 12

According to Pia Mellody, “Intimacy means sharing and receiving reality from another person without judgment. We can share three forms of reality: our body (physical/sexual), thoughts (intellectual), and feelings (emotional).” Intimacy is about knowing. If our main goal in relationship is deep intimacy with another person, the only way to get there is through a […]

Yoga and Relationships: Working With Discomfort, Part 2 of 4

Jul 15

This series of four blog posts is dedicated to exploring ways to use the principles of yoga in intimate relationship. These posts were inspired by a Global Glue Project talk that was given at the Hanuman Yoga Festival this summer. WORKING WITH DISCOMFORT Recently while hiking a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, my friend […]

The Three Crucial Elements to Apologizing

May 05

Learning how to apologize is a critical skill that many of us never properly learn. Sure, we might be able to say, “I’m sorry,” but the aspect of the apology that matters most is telling the other person that you truly understand their feelings and the impact that your words or actions had on them. […]

Love Beyond Chocolate on Valentine’s Day

Feb 14

Valentine’s Day…love or hate the holiday, it’s a time to ponder love. Many millions of people celebrate Valentine’s Day across the globe, exchanging material tokens of affection. Imagine if we went beyond the chocolate, beyond the cards, and truly celebrated the verb of love.   What if each of us looked deeply at the ways […]

The Physics of Happiness

Jan 01

The Physics of Happiness.   Life in the open air. Love for another being. Freedom from ambition. Creation.   Albert Camus   I came upon Camus’ The Physics of Happiness quote in a book that I read recently, New Slow City by William Powers. My partner had dinner with William when he was in town […]

A Feeling of Gratitude Isn’t Enough

Dec 08

The recent Thanksgiving holiday made me contemplate gratitude.   Spiritual practices and rituals are largely designed to cultivate gratitude. To me, the exact ritual or practice itself isn’t important, what’s important is simply having the discipline to incorporate some form of daily action that includes the intention of gratitude, presence of mind, and peace.   Every morning, […]

Remembering Those We Lost This Holiday

Nov 27

None of us are getting out of this life alive. We all have to face loss, and holidays can either be a painful time of remembering those we lost, or a time of gratitude for the time we were given, or a combination of both.   Sadly, over the last few months, we have lost […]

How to Choose Your Partner

Nov 05

There’s a Facebook post currently circulating that’s been shared nearly 50,000 times. It’s about choosing your partner, but it’s not what you think. The post is not how to choose your partner on Tinder or at a bar, but is about continuously, consciously re-choosing your current and existing partner.   Why does this resonate with […]