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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Writing and Relationships: Seven Reminders to Live By

Jul 09

A professor once told me that mastery requires a minimum of ten years of consistent and committed focus on a craft or a subject. We don’t normally think of a relationship in terms of “mastering” another person, but the same rules apply to learning another person and learning a craft such as writing. Both demand […]