As is my practice each year, I have spent the last couple weeks reflecting on my greatest take-aways from 2022 as well as starting to think about how I want 2023 to feel. For those of you who follow vedic astrology, you know that throughout our lives we transition through different dashas. December 2021 my Jupiter … More Reflections & Intentions
I’ve spent the last month reconnecting and catching up with friends and family. There has been a common theme emerging in all conversations. I’ve felt it myself. At first I thought something was wrong, or maybe I was just a little down or homesick. But after sharing these feelings with my circle, I found I’m not alone. It feels like … More Purpose Seeking
To be able to better handle what life throws at us. To bounce back. To come back to a grounded center when life’s challenges arise. These are some of the reasons I sought out the skills, the tools and lifestyle practices of Yoga. I’ve said it before…Yoga is not something you do, it is something … More RESILIENCE.
It’s a cold clear December 31st. The Eve of 2022. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had the last week to spend several chunks of time milling around my reflections and intentions. I took a little extra time to chew on these ideas with my partner, with a dear brother as well as a trusted colleague. What has … More 2022 New Years Wishes
At the root of all human desire is the need for connection; to be seen, heard and understood by another being. To feel loved. To be an expression of Love. To connect to self and others… We are social beings. “Pack animals” wired to live in community. To feel a sense of belonging. To be … More Seen, Heard & Understood
I surfaced out of retreat this morning. INTENSE. A week of seated mindfulness meditation…(give or take 1 or 2 days of an ego tantrum). It was a humbling experience. I live alone. Close to nature. In the wilderness every day. I live in relative silence, without tv, and spend the majority of most days on my own. I have done … More Post-Retreat
Two things that signal to me my desire to connect to others. As I write there is pulled pork braising in the oven, covered and seared in homemade rub and the scent wafting through my office. I am sitting with gratitude for my circle and an overpowering need to write what is coming … More Cooking and Writing…
Exploring Freedom through the lens of a Personal Life Philosophy. This weekend I am celebrating my birthday. 43 trips around the sun. Like the transitions between seasons, or the end and beginning of the year, I give times like this special significance by using them as reflection points. I spend the morning going through my planner; each month … More What Channel do you live on?
Although this morning’s -40 temperature hardly reflects winter ending, the sun feels warm through the windows and the sunset is coming later everyday. This hibernation period has been great for reflecting, but as the days get longer I find myself planning for the next change of season. For the next 3 months I have the … More Looking forward…