Category: earth is a good place to be

go ahead, be hopeful

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. “What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys…

Jan 27, 2011 · Read More · Comment

one great big tip for self-healing: from the tuned-in RMT magician

Here’s the invocation she said to the air: “We ask that the body return to it’s natural state of alignment and health.” And what she said to me: “Just see what you feel here. If you feel that your body wants to move a certain way, go with it. If you don’t feel anything, don’t…

Jan 26, 2011 · Read More · Comment

it’s winter but the tulips are blooming

Some amazing, wonderful, beauty-full soul in my neighbourhood has taken pictures of flowers that were blooming in certain spots around the hood this spring, blown them up, and installed them everywhere. Whoever you are, here’s a virtual hug. Thanks for sharing your light.

Jan 14, 2011 · Read More · Comment

yogi celeb: michelle williams founds yoga for single moms [vid]

Love this story. Just released on Shutter Island star Michelle Williams has revealed her reasons for helping to set up a yoga group for single mothers. The 30-year-old actress told Marie Claire magazine that she used the meditative practice to cope with the 2008 death of former partner Heath Ledger, with whom she had…

Jan 11, 2011 · Read More · Comment

what I learned in 2010: it’s all about love

Most of all, 2010 has been about love. I’d made a decision to consciously explore love as giving this year. It wasn’t that I had never been there, in that loving-giving space. But I hadn’t been there consciously. THE SEARCH FOR LOVE I believe the search for the deep, encompassing love another person gives to…

Dec 31, 2010 · Read More · Comment (2)

swings installed in Paris trees! yes!

Had to share on Joy For Life.’s SwinGs from Jerome G. Demuth on Vimeo. RELATEDLA with NO cars, NO people!See more of artist Jerome G. Demuth’s work on Flickr.

Jul 2, 2010 · Read More · Comment

top 10 tips for making it earth hour, every hour

Here’s some of the tips, from my latest post on My Yoga Online’s blog. Read the full article here. This Saturday, March 27, My Yoga Online is celebrating Earth Hour. At 8:30 pm local time, hundreds of millions of people all over the world will be turning out the lights for 60 minutes. Earth Hour…

Mar 26, 2010 · Read More · Comment

fear, narrow-mindedness: cheers to you

There’s something to be said for confusion. Also: fear, anxiety, uncertainty, insecurities, narrow-mindedness, and just scraping by. And something to be said to them: Thank you. Before today, before this life that I’m living now, I was chalk full of all of the above. (I still have episodes of all them; they just don’t take…

Mar 12, 2010 · Read More · Comment

the miracle of being alive

Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive–that you can touch the miracle of being alive–then that is a kind of enlightenment. Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Mar 1, 2010 · Read More · Comment (1)

madness and mindfulness: what gives? [video]

Being PresentWe talk a lot in yoga-related convos about learning to simply be present. We talk a lot about learning to watch our mind, and the thoughts racing through–and through this watching, find the distance between our true selves, and our thoughts. Why? So we don’t go crazy. ..or NotThoughts and overthinking–rehashing the past, worrying…

Feb 24, 2010 · Read More · Comment (1)
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