Move Closer to God

November 4, 2021

Why be upset because the world keeps turning its back on you?  The more you get turned down by the world, the more will you feel the pull to move closer to God. As you venture inward, you will remember that the world never had anything to offer to you anyway. You were just distracted by […]

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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 […]

Free Fall into the Inevitable

October 18, 2021

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October 7, 2021

Surrender Let yourself fallGrace will guide youPeace will propel youWisdom will land youAt the feet of God.

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“And as we wind on down the roadOur shadows taller than our soulThere walks a lady we all knowWho shines white light and wants to showHow everything still turns to gold.”(Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin) As a child in Bosnia I was drawn to this song although I knew only a handful of English words […]

Everything Still Turns to Gold

December 29, 2020

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Bring Darkness to the Altar of Light

December 20, 2017

A few days ago, after the winter solstice 108 sun salutations practice, a few of the first timers to this intense class told me that they felt off, disoriented and agitated afterward, although they also felt exalted and inspired. I assured them that this is a good sign because the practice encourages the deeply buried […]

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This year especially, I’ve been grateful to have the choice to forgive. This was the intention I invited my yogis to set during our Thanksgiving practice today, and to keep that intention as we ride out the rest of this intense 2017 and slide into the next year. Being grateful to have the choice to […]

Give Forward in Gratitude

November 23, 2017

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This Day, Our Daily Bread

October 28, 2017

What are you consuming emotionally, mentally, energetically and spiritually? Everywhere we turn, we seem to be bombarded with opportunities to distract ourselves from the root causes of our pain, sadness, frustration, anger and fear. Instead of a compassionate, patient and honest — and private — inquiry into our own wounds, we latch onto the conveniently […]

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Several people came to me this week, saying the same thing, more or less: “I just feel so confused. I have no clarity right now.” I didn’t think I could possibly inspire or console anyone because I felt the same way. Wave after wave of stupid and senseless violence had me thinking I was back […]

But Still, Like Dust, I’ll Rise

October 6, 2017

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The Heart of a Lion

August 11, 2017

I started this painting shortly after my dad passed last November to work through my grief and also to remember him how I saw him, and not how he saw himself. He loved lions and was also a leo. Today would have been his 67th birthday. I wanted his lion to be wild, free and […]

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People always ask me how it’s even possible to complete 108 sun salutations in a row?! More than five years of doing this practice four times a year, I can tell you that the intense part is not so much the physical aspect of moving through all these sun salutations. Integrating the intention of this […]

108 Sun Salutations Hangover and Afterglow

June 19, 2017

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