Category Archives: Mindful Practices & Spiritual Solutions

The Art & Practice Of Not Taking Your Thoughts Too Seriously

One of the most common causes of taking life too seriously is that you’re stuck in your head. You’re simply thinking too much. The reason babies and children are so damn happy and at peace with the word is that they have quiet minds – they haven’t started to worry or give meaning to the… Read More

Your Greatest Joys Have One Thing In Common: Adversity

Think about your life’s crowning glories. Your highest highs. Your happiest of days. They shine just a little brighter and warm your heart just a little more than all the other fond memories you have collected along your path because you triumphed in some way. For all the joys on earth, few compare to those… Read More

The Awesome Realization Of Why It’s Better That Things Didn’t Work Out

Besides deciding to just not give a damn, realizing why it’s better that things didn’t work out is the best way to lighten up and live with more ease. So much stress is created by thinking that things are going “wrong” and worrying that things aren’t going to work out, so when you start noticing that… Read More

Why I Don’t Believe In “Bad Karma” (or any karma for that matter)

A friend of mine, who is dealing with an injury, recently texted me and asked, “Why did I deserve this?“. My friend believes in karma and is perplexed at how, given that she is a “good” person, life has handed her such a crappy situation. In my attempt to answer my bewildered friend’s question, here… Read More

Rather Than Trying To Be Better, Can You Just Be?

“Rather than try to be better at yoga today, can you just be?” That was the question my yoga teacher recently asked at the beginning of class. As I was pondering her question, I thought, “Oh, I can do that. I write and speak about surrender and acceptance all the time.” About half-way through class, the… Read More

Do You Believe What Life Has Shown You Time And Time Again?

When it comes to living with more ease, I’m the first one to sing the praises of hanging out in the present moment, however, I will now contradict myself and recommend looking back at your past. By gazing back at the path behind you, you will notice that life has some habits and patterns in… Read More

Crisis Or Opportunity? It Depends On How You Look At It…

The Chinese character used for the word, “crisis”, is the same character used for the word, “opportunity”. When I discovered that fact, I thought it was rather appropriate because those two experiences are synonymous. As I scan my life for those times when the !@#$ hit the fan, I see how it was also some… Read More