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
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
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
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
Last Thursday, the Maya here in the western highlands of Guatemala celebrated Wajshakib Batz, 8 B'atz, which is the beginning of the new two hundred sixty day cycle. So, we are only just beginning. Again. On Sunday, I interpreted a Mayan Fire Ceremony for a small group, alongside the spiritual guide, Thomas and he also brought… Continue reading The Trecena of Noj: 13 Days of Earth Wisdom & Ideas
Row row row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily! Life is but a dream. Are we in the same boat? It is a gorgeous Sunday morning. I taught yoga overlooking the lake and then stretched a little by myself and then came to Moonfish and ordered coffee and eggs. I have… Continue reading Time is but a Dream.