April 9, 2018

"Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?" ~ C.S. Lewis

I recently heard a story about the remarkable proliferation ability of an aquatic plant known as the water hyacinth.  The way it colonizes a new area is by doubling itself ver...

January 17, 2018

"Forget your perfect offering. There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." ~ Leonard Cohen

Most every morning, I walk over to my practice space, close the door, and practice, alone.  At this time of the year, it falls during the pre-dawn period, that mysterious hour...

December 14, 2017

"He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise." ~ William Blake

As I sit here writing, I am mesmerized by the crisp, brilliant day unfolding outside my window.  After daily rain here in th...

November 23, 2017

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest, and wishing you and your loved ones a heartfelt Thanksgiving!

Since I last wrote, I had the good fortune of spending 10 days steeped in learning with my root teacher.  The topic was far beyond yoga asana, and the teaching inspiring, confronting, a...

October 30, 2016

"I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding."  ~ John O'Donohue

Of all the incredible teachings I received from my teacher during my time away this summer, I am most grateful for his simple blessing - "When you go home, let good happen to you...

September 4, 2016

Greetings from Dublin, where I am acclimating back to urban life after spending a week soaking up the vastness of space, quiet, and beauty on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland.  The island landscape is wild and beautiful, with dramatic sea cliffs, craggy coastline, rollin...

April 20, 2016

I am packing and moving - not an apartment, but a decade, and what's more, a half a century.  And I am filled with gratitude for my first half-century, and in joyful anticipation of what's to come.  What better gift to receive than gratitude and joy.  Even what was once "a box full o...

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