You Choose

During my yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, our guru would often talk about finding stillness in the body and how that creates tranquility.  He said, “Life is so chaotic and most things are beyond our control.  During practice, you are able to control the movement…

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Footprints

My time in Costa Rica is rapidly coming to an end.  I keep taking long trips and they keep ending!  When I stay at home, my day-to-day routines create an illusion that life is stable and saturated with a false sense of permanence.  I change…

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Twisted Thoughts

A big part of any yoga practice involves twists.  If yoga is not in your life, then this is very easy to explain.  Imagine sitting upright in a chair with your feet facing forward and firmly planted on the ground.  Without moving your hips or…

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Blue Zones

Dan Buettner worked with The National Geographic Society to identify the “blue zones” of the world.  To qualify, these locations needed a statistically significant concentration of people over 100 years of age and large populations that age well without common health problems like obesity, heart…

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Lighten Up

I snuck out of town last week and moved into a 225 square-foot home in the jungle of Costa Rica.  The town is Nosara and my abode is near Playa Guiones.  This is a sleepy surfer town with an intense yoga vibe and a passion…

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Beautiful Changes

Spring is booming in my hometown.  The foothills have been carpet bombed with bright yellow balsamroot flowers.  Icy waters are barely contained by the river and creek beds.  Yellow fuzzballs sprint across the water trying to keep up with their elder grey goose parents in…

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Preferred Gear

My dear friend Carlos took a break from his life in McCall, Idaho to spend a few days with me last week.  We have a great friendship and have taught each other many lessons over the past decade.  We are in the midst of some…

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Magic Salsa

I am a very fortunate man and travel on a regular basis to some very exotic places.  I do not take this for granted and practice gratitude on a daily basis!  After circling the globe many times, the treasured memories always involve personal interactions with…

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Time Evaporates

I remember the moment as if it were minutes ago.  I was a freshman in high school and riding in the backseat of a car with one of my best friends.  His older sister and her boyfriend were driving us to the Plaza Twin Movie…

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Blah Blah

Last weekend, I took a road trip with my 82-year old mom to visit Slab City near the Salton Sea in Southern California..  The abandoned World War II marine base is home to a small group of residents that have chosen to live “off the…

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