How to Behold a Mountain

I had been travelling on a bus across Tibet for the past three days. We were supposed to fly, but the Chinese military closed the airport. A bus was the only option. I sat in silence for most of the journey staring out the window. What else could I do?

If this were a […]

Disconnect to Reconnect. How Living Without My Phone Helped Me Reconnect to Myself.

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Finding Your Life’s Purpose Is Overrated. Why Stopping the Search Is More Fulfilling.

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Picking Up Dirt…

Freedom comes when we are not so easily impacted by what is happening around us. It is what is happening within us that matters most. In the past, when something got me down, I would be down for months. I also failed to acknowledge what brought me down and tried to push it away. […]

All You Need…

…is LOVE. Not a mushy kind of love where you wait for someone to say ‘I love you’ so you can feel better about yourself. The biggest love of your life must be YOU being in love with yourself – first and foremost. Loving ourselves starts first with accepting ourselves for who we […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Acceptance, Gratitude, India, Living Yoga, Love, Personal Baggage, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Life is a Journey…

Not a destination. We choose to make it worthwhile or not. Along the journey there are turning points and we are faced with decisions. Sometimes we make the right decisions and other times we don’t. There are also others who join us on our journey. Each person we meet comes into our life for […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Everything Changes, Greece, Internal Peace, Life is a Journey, Relationships|0 Comments

Recalculating…

Isn’t it annoying when we use a GPS or Google Maps and miss a turn? The voice says over and over, “recalculating”. The voice attempts to get you back on track, but you don’t listen and convince yourself that you know of a better route. You keep driving and yet she keeps recalculating. Time […]

By |August 12th, 2015|India, Keep Calm, repeating patterns, Respect, universe lessons|0 Comments

Everybody Put Your Hands Together…

Hands and their gestures are powerful ways to express emotions without saying a word. Many gestures date back to ancient times and today we often see the peace symbol, thumbs up, OK, high five, and on occasion the obscene middle finger. As a yoga instructor, there is one gesture that I do everyday. I […]

By |July 26th, 2015|Health, India, Internal Peace, Keep Calm, Living Yoga, Respect, Sadhguru, Yoga|0 Comments

People walk in and out of our life for a reason…

Some stay for a long time. Others are there for only a few moments, days, or months. Regardless of the time, each person has something to share, to teach, to help us learn and grow. This even applies to those who have hurt us and who have broken our hearts. These people are […]

By |May 27th, 2015|Himalayas, India, Internal Peace, Love, Yoga|5 Comments

If you let yourself be impacted by everything that is happening around you…

…then your life will be taken over by situations you cannot control.

When you lose control then you lose power to make positive and healthful decisions. Your mind will be restless worrying about what someone said. You will never get to know your true self. You will mindlessly eat and drink whatever is in front […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Health, India, Internal Peace, Keep Calm|1 Comment

Beauty, Chaos, and a Little Dirt

Sitting cross-legged on the floor at the Oasis Café waiting for a very exciting moment- a fried egg.  Flies are swarming in the sunshine.  As the sun rises over the Himalayas and light comes out so do the cows, the dogs, the horses, the monkeys, and the flies.  I arrived in Rishikesh, India one […]

By |April 13th, 2014|India, Yoga|0 Comments

The Journey to Ithaca

Went to a wedding this weekend on the island.  The father of the groom read this poem.  Not much to add, it says it all.  For years, I always said and live this – life is a journey, not a destination.  Make the journey worthwhile.

Where/What is your Ithaca?

 

Ithaca

Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933), translated by Rae Dalven

 

When […]

By |September 30th, 2013|Greece|0 Comments

‘Leaning Out’ Sicilian Style

‘Leaning Out’ Sicilian Style

I bought a new t-shirt last week.  People stop me and ask in Italian then English, “Where did you get your shirt?”  It says – La Bella Vita.  Three simple words that mean a lot. Regardless of where we live, what language we speak, we all desire the same things.  People are the same all over the world and we all want to live a beautiful life.

There is a reason I only brought one book with me and that it took me a month to read.  Instead of burying my face in books while I am alone in places, I look around, open up, and speak with people.  I ask them about their life and what makes them happy. Time and time again it is the simple things such as reading the paper, family, sunsets, nature, meeting friends at the beach, watching kids play from a kitchen window while drinking coffee. It is the simple things that bring people joy in life. […]

By |August 28th, 2013|Italy, Travel|0 Comments