• Yoga is everything, sometimes. Success is failure and failure is success. Can we talk about this? My recent presentation at the Race and Yoga conference was both a great success and a huge failure. Why? I spoke in the listening. Got up there, invited dialogue. Guided self reflection.  Asked [...]

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    Dear friend, The commitment to serving all beings gets us in unique places sometimes. This weekend I found myself somewhere I never expected to be. Floating right in the center of a rippling blue lake next to I-4, sunlight pouring down, birds swirling in the sky. My son rested [...]

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    In the healing and wellness communities we talk a lot about self-care. Self-care is important. But it isn’t enough. Sometimes I think our obsession with self-care stems from our American dream, pull-yourself up by your bootstraps, individual hero-based cultural myths. We feel like we [...]

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    Passion. What sparks it, sustains it, creates it? Something about moving to a new place heightens all the senses. Awakens and stirs the passions, delves the hidden reaches of the soul. Of course, we don’t all have to create a dramatic move to come into[...]

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    Dear friends, I was sitting in the back yard with the contents of the Treasure Shed laying all around me. I wasn't expecting to have to go through these boxes. You know, those boxes so many of us have at the back of the closet. Or even under the bed. Or In someone else's house.[...]

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    Perceptual change is powerful.  Knowing our roots and honoring our ancestors is a transformative way to rearrange the social fabric of our society.   I was born in a time when mixed race children were not the norm. And, to put this in context, I'm not that old. My father's parents would [...]

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    Dear friends, This week I've been thinking a lot about basic goodness as our moral power. We all have the choice to take actions that support and protect life, or hurt, harm and take it. Our actions are not in a vacuum.  So the ways we interact with and talk to our friends, families, [...]

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    What is the difference between feminine and masculine power? Last week, we spoke about  how true self care requires paradigm shift in terms of power. We need to redefine power for complete wellness to be possible for individuals and society. We all have, and can cultivate, both kinds of [...]

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    Dear friends, Last week I talked about how to take care of ourselves when a critic attacks. This week is all about how we can use criticism to only add to our super-powers. The crazy thing about critics is that though we don’t want them they actually feed our ego's desire to find fault [...]

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    Dear friends, There are plenty of wellness blogs about how much green juice and garlic to take when we feel under the weather. This one is about the spiritual side of getting sick and possible benefits hiding behind the common cold or flu. Since getting ill is part of this human game, and [...]

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