Every Time You Act It’s a Challenge


Every time you have a thought or feeling, or take an action it’s a challenge.  What do I mean by “a challenge”? To challenge means “To demand as due or deserved.” When it comes to your body and mind, EVERYTHING

The Tao of Rowing Your Boat

“If a man is crossing a river and an empty boat collides with his own boat, he won’t get offended or angry, however hot-tempered he may be.  But if the boat is manned, he may flare up, shouting and cursing,

What Your Choice of Pain Relief Says About You

How you approach your pain says a lot about you. When you’re tense, uncomfortable or in pain, what do you typically do? Do you immediately reach for a pill?  Do you grin-and-bear it and push through?  Do you look for

What You Need to Know About Mindfulness and Somatic Awareness

Mindfulness is the Eastern meditation concept central to Buddhism, that refers to a clear, lucid quality of awareness regarding the cognitive and emotional experiences of everyday life.

How to Live Longer…What You Can Learn From Orchestra Conductors

It’s true. Orchestra conductors live longer than almost any other group of people by three to seven years. Many great conductors have even led major orchestras into their nineties.

5 Books That Help You “Awaken” to a New Life

It is paradoxical: No matter how many books you read about awakening, you won’t experience an awakened consciousness using the part of your mind that’s doing the reading!

How to Experience More Gratitude, Compassion, and Love

This post examines how the experiences of gratitude, compassion, and love are deeply interconnected with your biology. When you’re stressed out, overwhelmed or living in an incongruent way your body naturally goes into a reactive fight or flight mode.

How to Create a World People Want to Belong To: Steps 1-3

To create a world that people want to belong to, want to participate in, and want to contribute to, a world where each person feels a sense of purpose and belonging, and an awareness of the important role they play

Sacred Activism: Beyond the Ambitions of a Pig

“Well being and happiness never appeared to me as an absolute aim. I am even inclined to compare such moral aims to the ambitions of a pig.” – Albert Einstein It might seem a bit ironic. Here I am quoting

Why Your Sense of Purpose Will Catch Up to You Sooner or Later

What are you really here for? Do you have a sense of purpose – your reason for being here on this earth, in this life, at this time? Have you found your true “calling?” If you have, then you’re in