April 8, 2019

Angry Father: Doesn’t that bring up a scary and oppressive image?

As a father in the 21st century I’ve learned that an authoritarian approach to parenting is definitely out of style and if you dig deeper, the latest in research confirms that there are many negatives to...

March 29, 2019

As a society, we are very good and going all out with New Year’s intentions, but we aren’t that great at following through after the initial excitement and motivation wears off. One of the amazing parts of developing a daily spiritual practice is that the energy we cre...

March 14, 2019

You may notice that some days your meditation feels deep and nourishing and some days it feels so hard to sit still, let alone focus the mind. The truth is that every day we come to our practice with a different body and a different mind. One of the best ways to prepar...

March 7, 2019

Out of all of the techniques you can use as a means to focus the mind, there are 4 categories of practice that I will outline for you.

#1 Trataka

Trataka is the practice of focusing your gaze (drishti) on a fixed point. The most common form of trataka uses a candle as t...

March 4, 2019

Much of what we know about yoga comes from an ancient text called the Yoga Sutras written by Patanjali over 2000 years ago. In the first 4 sutras, we learn that yoga is the practice of controlling the mind so that we may know ourselves as the seer, the witness, instead...

February 24, 2019

Do you have Expectations without Communication?

Over the years, hearing client's stories, communication seems to be the biggest breakdown in any relationship, whether it's in a marriage or a new dating situation. Each person often has a certain expectation of what they...

November 15, 2018

OK, this could be an article about coffee but it's about napping!

(I prefer the word siesta, it has less stigma attached to it.)

Research shows you can make yourself more alert and improve your mood and cognitive functioning with a “mid-day restart.”

When we restart a bo...

October 25, 2018

Learning to listen to the intuition is a practiced skill, not the gift for a chosen few.

My Mom told me when I was a kid to listen to my intuition, that “small voice inside”, and if I didn’t it would get harder to hear. Turns out that it is like everything else, we have...

October 17, 2018

Bliss seems like a tall order. I mean, how can one be blissful when there is so much bad stuff going on in the world, so many people suffering and struggling?! Isn't it selfish and presumptuous to think we can experience bliss, let alone have it be our natural and da...

August 17, 2018

Before I dig in to the topic of this post I first want to say that the purpose of all my posts is simply describe the process of my jnana yoga, in case you had an interest. It is not meant to “impart wisdom”. Writing has always been an extension of my self-inquiry and...

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