In a time of reckoning and revolution, I find myself at peace. Earlier, I made a video with the “unpopular social opinion” that I love men. All men. Tuesday night’s Men’s Yoga (women welcome) class is growing. These guys come week after week with open hearts and minds, seeking safe space for their expansion and … Continue reading Men Who Want to F Themselves
“Spiritual Bypassing” - what is it, and what is it not? It means something akin to pretentious self-righteousness to the point of willful ignorance and/or unhealthy selfishness. A psychologist coined the term in the 1980s referring to the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to sidestep uncomfortable feelings and avoid authentic, vulnerable connection. Harsh, right? … Continue reading Spiritual BS
“Something is happening,” she said. “People your age,” she said, “are starting these businesses . . . “ And it’s like we don’t even give a damn about the “way things should be done.” We are out there taking big risks, making waves and creating brand new community models in the strangest places (Waterloo, Iowa, … Continue reading No Thanks, The Man.
Nearly a week into the Consciousness Cleanse, I find that I am – as one of my favorite authors, the esteemed Dr. Seuss, would say – un-slumping myself (which is not easily done). This morning I awoke with a bit of natural pep in my step and the notable absence of groggy-I-need-coffee-fog. I’ve been detoxing. … Continue reading Week One – Detoxifying Foods
Though I attempted to suppress it, I could never forget the epiphany that dawned with my first terrible hangover. I was around 16 years old and had spent the previous night drinking heavily with my best friend, her older brother, and his buddies. My friend and I were deeply religious self-proclaimed "Jesus Freaks," and though … Continue reading Quiets the Voice of God
In order to purify and elevate my consciousness, equipping me to journey more deeply inside myself, I am about to embark on 49 days - 7 weeks - of: absolutely no Caffeine, Alcohol, Processed Sugar, or Dairy, vastly limited screen time, a whole lot of Yoga, Meditation, Writing, Mindfulness, Nature, and Family, plus Whole foods and Blue-green … Continue reading Consciousness Cleanse