Letter to My Godson

Letter to My Godson

Today, my godson turns 4.  This is a letter I wrote to him before his baptism.  It’s about learning, listening, and love (among other things).... (read more)
3 Steps to Being More Patient

3 Steps to Being More Patient

Ahhhh, patience. We know it’s important, and we think we might have it, in theory. But, then, we’re idling behind some idiot for, at least,... (read more)
Be Still, My Bookish Heart

Be Still, My Bookish Heart

The Strand Bookstore, New York, New York Bookstores are places where my heart can breathe. My feet tread quietly between their aisles.  My eyes come... (read more)
In Loving Memory: My Greatest Spiritual Teacher

In Loving Memory: My Greatest Spiritual Teacher

If you’re a regular OG reader, you may recall that my grandmother was a very influential person in my life. Sadly, she passed away one... (read more)
9 Small Ways to Start Over

9 Small Ways to Start Over

Whether you want to change your body, clear your head, or renew your spiritual mojo, here are 9 tiny tips to create big, bright changes.... (read more)

“Work-Life Balance is Bullshit”

Perhaps it’s incongruent for a yoga teacher to share a post about how “Work-Life balance is bullshit,” written by former venture capitalist and current life... (read more)

What’s Wrong with the World?

What’s wrong with the world?  How can we fix it? These are not easy questions to answer, but they are precisely the questions that the... (read more)

Dalai Lama Asks Us to Pray for Japan

Photo: May 2009, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA It’s hard to find the right words when speaking of unspeakable tragedies, such as the disaster unfolding in... (read more)

Garbage, Glamour, and Gratitude

I love when life is poetic, even if poetically shitty. Take this morning, for example: I couldn’t find my keys.  Car keys, house keys, keys to... (read more)

‘Tis the Season to Give and Receive: Advice

Each time someone asks me for advice, I feel humbled and happy.  Humbled because someone—a reader, friend, or colleague, perhaps—trusts my opinion enough to seek... (read more)

Thanksgiving Preparations: Gratitude

With one week to go before Turkey Day Tofurkey Day Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about what you’ll say at the table... (read more)

We All Want Only One Thing in Life: Happiness

People who inspire me tend to illustrate how similar we all are, rather than how different.  They reveal what is most special inside each one... (read more)

Hey, Baby, What’s Your Mantra?

A mantra is a thought or intention expressed as a sound. These sounds include syllables, words, or phrases, which may or may not have their... (read more)

A WTF Yoga Moment

Yoga practice has the potential to change our reality.  We step onto our mats feeling one way (tired, stressed, inflexible, sad), only to discover that... (read more)

Let’s Talk About Sex, Yogis: Brahmacharya

As a general rule, I don’t like sexy yoga. I concede that yoga can be sexy, and sex can be yogic, but I prefer that... (read more)
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