Tapping into the Steady Rhythm of Life

Rush, rush, rush, rush, rush.  That seems to be the theme these days. Life feels like a giant race most of the time as we all gallop around at full speed on our horses, often seemingly out of control and overwhelmed, about to crash at any moment, but somehow – somehow we manage to stay on.  We manage to keep … Continue Reading

Imposter Syndrome and why it’s OK to feel it ALL

I want to talk about something that has been on my mind lately, and as usual, it’s been on my mind because it’s happening to me.  *Disclaimer – this post is NOT for attention, but rather to highlight that it’s OK to feel a full range of emotions and energy and it’s all OK. And that thing is feeling like … Continue Reading

You Can Do Hard Things

I’m sitting on my little green couch, as I do every morning, having my coffee, and feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude. An overwhelming sense of gratitude for the life that I have, for every breath that I take, and for being able to have this experience of growth. This post is part reflection, part practical update on Japan. It’s … Continue Reading

Is it really worth it?

“Is it really worth it?”   This thought has popped into my mind on many occasions and in many circumstances over the years, and especially as of late. I’ve been thinking about this because things aren’t always easy. And when they aren’t easy, I think many of us start to ask – Is it all really worth it? Maybe you’re … Continue Reading

How to find your home and place in this world

With the holidays around, I have to be honest and say that I’ve been a little homesick. But, what does that mean? What does home mean, and why is it that we get “homesick”? Home. What is home, and why do our hearts yearn for it? What makes a home a home, and why is it that you can never … Continue Reading

When Your Joys Become a Chore

I’m laying on my yoga mat, unable to get myself to do any poses, only able to concentrate on how tired my body is and how much pain my thumb is in. I managed to injure my thumb to the point where I may have tendonitis or severely strained the muscle – and probably because I’ve pushed myself a little … Continue Reading

When the struggle can be your best friend

My mom told me a story the other day of an egg in their chicken coop that happened to be hatching as my dad walked by. The baby chick seemed to be struggling, and true to form, my dad couldn’t help but help – so he broke open the shell just a bit to help the chick get out. The … Continue Reading

Japan, Transition, and finding Ease and Grace

I’ve been in Japan for 2 weeks now, and I’ve got to be honest, there’s been the good, the bad, and the ugly – I guess there always is. Japan is so different than the United States, and even very different from living in Thailand. For starters, I’m in a completely different situation as far as my job goes and … Continue Reading

Man search for meaning part 2: Making Space

Prefer to listen? Watch here! This week I want to tell you a story. I’m going to start with a personal story of when my healing REALLY started to happen. It’s a little long but stick with it – because in the end you will know exactly what the first step is to discovering meaning and purpose in your life. … Continue Reading

Being Present: #1 Simple Insight to achieve presence in your life

Something that has eluded me throughout the years has been achieving this elusive state of “being present.” You know how everyone who does meditation or yoga or seems more “enlightened” than you always tells you, “It’s all about living in the present. You can’t control the past or the future, so just be present and live for the now”? When … Continue Reading

First Taste of Thailand

So I’ve tried to recount my travels to Thailand multiple times but I admit I just can’t get it out – I’m having a hard time really describing what it feels like to say goodbye to friends and family and get on a 27 hour journey to a foreign land on the opposite side of the globe where you know … Continue Reading