Who knew hours after such bliss and love, an unexpected storm would bring us to realize both the precious nature of our existence and the insignificant nature of our existence.
This is how I feel about 2016 as it stands. Fearless about the future of and rejoicing in what came before. Living every moment with the beauty that surrounds us, the possibilities and heights that one may reach with virtuous actions, and respecting all who surround us. Be in the moment. Let your resolutions… Continue reading BE MINDFUL OF THE RESOLUTIONS YOU MAKE
On November 14th, it will be be the first day of my silent mediation at the Kopan Monastery. I made the decision in September to quit my job, sublease my apartment and not return after my vacation in Spain. It was a difficult decision, but it was something I had to do. For 30 days… Continue reading 30 Day Silent Meditation at the Kopan Monastery in Nepal
When we decided to take the hike to beautiful Preikestolen, my friends and I knew that the well placed signage and semi challenging but not impossible trail would get us up to a magical and serene vantage point. Enough research had been done. What we didn’t know was the emotions that would be stirred… Continue reading Unfearful of Death; Unfearful of Living.
Last week I made my way to what I thought would be a purely yogic weekend led by my California based teacher Ducky Punch on a beautiful island in Southern Ireland in the most serene of cottages, the Island Cottage. Everything about this experience was unique and unusual. Yes, I said it, unique and unusual. Now, before these… Continue reading Unique & Unusual: Heir Island Cottage Yoga Retreat and Culinary Experience
My head was tilted at a 45 degree angle towards the rear of the barber’s chair, while the freshly placed razor was all ready to do its deed. The Algerian man slightly brought my head closer to the headrest, feeling the tension in my body as he slid the razor in a northerly fashion from the bottom of… Continue reading Trusting the Sharp Razor and the Barber Who Held It
The past six days on the magical island of Ibiza and the turquoise Mediterranean Sea around Formentera on a boat was just what the doctor ordered. With all that was going on last year, I hadn’t been able to let my mind go and just be with zero plans, no worries and open to joyful… Continue reading Anchored on the Mediterranean
This morning I parked next to a security guard at the site I am working at this week. He stepped out of his car in his uniform and asked me whether I am a law enforcement agent or an educator? I assured him that I am an educator. He felt that he didn’t want me… Continue reading Climb In His Skin and Walk Around In It
Think of a time in your life when you came across a physical wall and could not climb over without support. Now for most of us, a door might have been available which opened that took us across to the other side. For some, a rope or a ladder might have accompanied the wall, which in… Continue reading The Great Walls We Build