A few years ago, a friend and I went to a basketball game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Our mission was to take a picture of "Flat Stanley" at the game for her niece in elementary school. (The Flat Stanley Project was based on a book where little Stanley was flattened by a falling bulletin board ... » Learn More about How to Challenge the “Flat Stanley” Perspective
I live with someone who is a meditator. He sits and sits and sits. He even teaches others how to meditate. He can meditate at home, in a hotel room, out in a park, even in a moving car (he’s not the driver, thank goodness!) and yet, still I struggle. I began my meditation practice back in the ... » Learn More about I Live With Someone Who Meditates
My dear friend and sister-in-law, Eileen, said goodbye to her Dad on Saturday. She is pulling in all the teachings and practices that yoga has to offer so she can be present and experience the depths of this precious moment in her life, her Dad’s life and the lives of all those who were touched by ... » Learn More about Who Lives in Your Heart?
I have to admit it: sometimes I’m more focused on pleasing other people than on being true to myself. Even though I know that doing so never turns out well, I’ve just succumbed to the temptation to do it – even though I’ve previously sworn to myself that I would never do it again. My most recent ... » Learn More about Are You Trying Too Hard to Please Other People?
I had a misconception about what I would feel like after healing emotionally. When I was trying to find my way out of depression and confusion, I imagined that when I felt better it would feel like I was floating on a cloud. I envisioned dancing through my days, picking flowers and being immune to ... » Learn More about Awakening Pains: How to Embrace New Frontiers of Growth