Stepping out of last year's story

I keep seeing stories on wellness and yogi websites about the importance of dropping stories. I’ve said it myself in class. And while it’s what we all want, it’s really hard to actually do. Stories are insidious. We bury them deep within ourselves as...

“It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.
When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades.
The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before.
Its never too late to take a moment to look.”
― Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation

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Should You Quit It All To Do What You Love?

Facebook inspirational memes and yoga blogs will lure you into thinking you should be chasing your dreams or you’re not fully alive. I get it. I have a habit of quitting it all to run head-over-heels after things that will make me happy, or at least away from...

Moving In

A friend came over to my place the other day and was complimenting me on some decorating touches I’d added, then said it still looked unlived in, though I’ve been here going on three years. As I looked at my mostly bare white walls in my living room, my bedroom...

The truth isn't out there

Before I left L.A. in 2007, I kept visiting psychics at magic shops around town, asking whether I should move to Austin, Texas or Paris, France. I remember one at the Cauldron in Silver Lake told me it was a toss-up, that I might very well meet a cowboy with horses in...