Desire, Dharma Teachings, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

How to Escape Your Life

Well, of course, you can't. But I did and many have, through one simple, powerful action. Leaving the country. Expats may "escape", consciously or unwittingly, from their day-to-day geography, but life is life and there is no actual escape. Life is work and play and everything else. Enough with the departmentalizing. Life is flowing all… Continue reading How to Escape Your Life

Interbeing, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice, Power

Digital Detoxing: Why & How

Photo by on I’m grateful that I grew up without a phone in my pocket.   Life before the internet, social media, email, or apps galore was slower and more simple. Gratification was less instant. Photos had to be developed to be seen. Phones were plugged into the wall.   Today, it seems… Continue reading Digital Detoxing: Why & How

Education, Interbeing, Mindfulness

Nature is the best medicine.

Forest bathing, aka meandering in nature, is a practice, similar to and aligned with yoga, meditation and prayer. Developing a meaningful relationship with nature occurs over time, and the connection is deepened by returning frequently throughout the natural cycles of the seasons. Have you ever gone in the woods, not to hike but just to be? When was… Continue reading Nature is the best medicine.

Interbeing, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice

5 Dynamic Meditations for Busy People

Do you have trouble sitting still sometimes? Modern life is super busy with a seemingly endless list of tasks, commitments, priorities, and responsibilities. The breakneck speed of technological development and the rushed pace of urban life create the perfect storm. In summation, many of us are currently more productive—and more stressed out—than ever. The human mind entertains… Continue reading 5 Dynamic Meditations for Busy People

Connecting, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice

Phone Free, to Do what I Please!

Read the full, original article here on Elephant.  The number one lesson I learned from spending the month of February without a phone is this: Phones are not necessary to our survival. Living without them, or at least using them significantly less, is better for our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Once you get used… Continue reading Phone Free, to Do what I Please!

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.