I’ve learned a few things over the past few days since the news that Hostess Brands — makers of a beloved food of my youth, the Twinkie — is going under. I’ve learned that there are organizations out there that … Continue reading →
From the mouths of babes. Listen to the stories of the aging for they will show you many paths, and listen to the words of a child for they are often truer than true. Namaste. – Your Charmed Yogi (Photo: … Continue reading →
It’s impossible to see through someone else’s eyes, to truly understand what they are interpreting when they see something. Phenomenologists like Kant and Heidegger have very different theories of perception. One says that we have a predetermined filter that we’re … Continue reading →
For some reason I was thinking about what I would say to myself if I could go back in time to when I graduated high school. Without destroying the space time continuum, of course.
Guess what? Your beliefs haven’t changed – they only got stronger when tested. And you have more of them. You are still Pro Choice. You are a still a fan of the underdog. You are still suspicious of organized religion.
You know all those things people said you would regret when you were older? Hasn’t happened yet. I think at 39 years old, you can stop worrying about what effect those tattoos will have on your life, and those other assorted things that people are sure will ruin you. Although you should start wearing more sunscreen.
When you wrote in your yearbook statement that you’d rather be working at McDonald’s and be happy than be a rich lawyer…
If you’ve ever gone hiking in the woods, or better yet, camping, you may have spooked yourself into thinking that the giant crunching noise in the distance is a grizzly bear or a yeti. This happened to me recently when … Continue reading →
We talk a lot about letting go of expectation in yoga. Expectation of others, and expectations of ourselves. But, part of being human is recognizing that we do have certain expectations that we can either let go or learn to shift. But here’s a different perspective on the power of acceptance for what is vs. expectation from ourselves and in relationships from one of my favorite bloggers, Janis Cohen, LCSW. Expectations are a part of all relationships, including the relationship you have with yourself. They are the deal breakers.
You expect others to be a certain way and, if you are intuitive enough, you get what you expect by expecting the right things from the right people.
“You are already happy. The reason you don’t experience it is that it’s covered up by layers of suppressed emotions and negative thoughts. Shift your attention and your inherent happiness flashes forth.” – Steve Ross