Free Fall into the Inevitable

October 18, 2021

The leaves are at their most beautiful right before they let themselves fall. Have you noticed? Their decision to stop holding on to the known releases them into unimaginable, glowing beauty. Now they can express their joy and newfound freedom with the most vibrant hues of gold and crimson. Their free fall into the inevitable […]

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Can I scream my way into silence?Can I think my way into stillness?Can I negotiate with my mind’s projections, hoping to settle on one that temporarily suits me?As the mind seems stuck playing a circus tune, I remember that there’s a better way:Laying the heavy load of the ego mind at the feet of the […]

There’s a Better Way

February 13, 2021

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Winter Solstice 2018

December 21, 2018

Hello darkness, my old friend… The winter solstice is the acknowledgement and the celebration of the darkest night of the year. Yet most traditions and most people focus today on the return of the light. Why are we uncomfortable with and afraid of darkness? Yes, light is what we are in reality. And in reality, […]

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Remember your first yoga class? Just holding downward facing dog, supposedly a resting pose, sapped all your strength in the first breath and resisting the urge to just collapse on the floor and cry suddenly became your only focus. Yoga requires physical strength, lots of it, but the real strength that this practice builds in […]

The Real Kind of Strong

May 14, 2017

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Reinterpret Your Past

May 1, 2017

Most of us accept without question that what happened in the past is set in stone, but is it really? Having grown up and gone to school in three different countries, I remember being confused and at the same time fascinated by the stuff taught in history classes because each culture had its own spin […]

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When I was a little kid, my brother, who’s five years older than me, told me once that I was actually adopted. He said I fell out of a gypsy wagon that came through town and our parents felt sorry for the lost gypsy baby so they took me in and raised me as their […]

Stand Your Ground

April 26, 2017

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You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

April 16, 2017

Have you noticed how nothing of this world can bring you lasting fulfillment and happiness? Simply because everything in the material world changes and dies eventually. Nothing stays the same for long. Even if you have the ideal relationship, job, social status, bank account and physical looks and health, how long until every one of […]

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When I look at the past 39 years of my life I feel like I’ve lived half a dozen lifetimes already. I used to envy people who got to be born, grow up and live in the same place — and I mean country or continent at least — because I saw the unsteadiness of […]

Breaking Your Mold

March 12, 2017

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You Don’t Have to be Your Mind’s Bitch

February 28, 2017

After a simple guided meditation, one of my students candidly and courageously admitted that her mind was as busy as ever and that she felt a sense of almost panic. I assured her that was a normal reaction of the ego and told her that “the mind is a bitch, but you don’t have to […]

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Recently, I invited my yogis to mull over this question: do I have my head screwed on the right way? Our practice focused on the neck and shoulders, which helps a lot of us who keep tension there. But more importantly, the practice was supposed to inspire every one of us to examine where in […]

Do You Have Your Head Screwed on the Right Way?

February 23, 2017

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