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 […]

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, […]

How to Make an Apology in Time for Dan Savage’s Hump Fest

Oct 28

I’m a die hard Dan Savage fan. When I heard that Hump Fest (Savage’s curated amateur porn film festival) was coming to Colorado, I bought tickets that day. When I told my partner I had purchased tickets for us, he broke the news that he was out of town that weekend.   I was disappointed, […]