Connecting, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, The New Story

How Life Improves when you Don’t Have a Phone.

A month ago, on a Wednesday morning on a crowded subway train in Mexico City, a pickpocket stole my phone. I seem to have a knack for losing phones. This stolen one was a replacement of the one I drowned in the lake when it took an unexpected swim with me... when I fell off… Continue reading How Life Improves when you Don’t Have a Phone.

Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, wisdom quotes

4 Enduring Teachings from a Dearly Departed Energy Healer

{Read the full, original post on Elephant Journal.} I pulled four Tarot cards that embody some of Kirsten's greatest teachings and have included several quotes below from the book she gifted me, The Mythic Tarot by Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene. May these symbols and messages be of benefit. Ace of Cups “The Ace of Cups heralds… Continue reading 4 Enduring Teachings from a Dearly Departed Energy Healer

Education, Hatha Yoga Practice, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

3 Super Powerful Ways to Heal in our Toxic World

Throughout most of my 20s, I was plagued with chronic depression and anxiety. I’m delighted to say that I’ve been free from those shackles for the past decade, other than the rare, mild bouts that come with the inevitable ups and downs of life. This is largely due to the fact that for the past… Continue reading 3 Super Powerful Ways to Heal in our Toxic World

Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice

3 Calming Meditations for Creativity

Just sitting, practicing doing nothing, breathing, and paying attention to our breathing is fundamental to formal meditation practice. Yet, meditation and mindfulness can be cultivated through other methods, such as standing, walking, eating, communicating, etc. Writing is also a wonderful, creative, grounding practice that can be meditative. The act of putting words on a page, whether handwritten,… Continue reading 3 Calming Meditations for Creativity

Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, The New Story

Gratitude for All Seasons

Gratitude is the fusion of happiness and awe. By cultivating authentic gratitude, we wake up to the beauty of each moment—whatever it contains. All experiences and emotions are greeted with an open heart and we become indestructible warriors of love. I was just in the United States, visiting home for Thanksgiving—celebrating that holiday in the US the first time in… Continue reading Gratitude for All Seasons

Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice, wisdom quotes

Become an Indestructible Warrior of Love

The majority of my yoga classes take place on a wooden platform jutting out over the shoreline, with a majestic view of the lake and the three volcanoes along the southern shore. (Shout out to Hostel del Lago in San Marcos La Laguna!) In just about every practice I’ve led this year, I’ve been including pranayama and… Continue reading Become an Indestructible Warrior of Love