I have a special mantra, given to me by a Yogiraj that I repeat to change myself. To stop habits that are no longer serving. To make me different. To make me more perfect. Better than yesterday. For a while I was ok with it, good with it even. But nothing changed. My habits stayed [...]
Materialism Is Just A Call For Help
We are all just looking for peace. That place where the mind stills and we feel content with who we are and all we have. What I find in meditation can be satisfied for hours, maybe minutes maybe seconds by submitting to our wants. To the calling of the mind to buy this, to buy [...]
To Anyone Who Is Missing Sleep
Have you ever missed sleeping so much that you dream about having long stretches of uninterrupted bliss on a pillow? I wake up most days bone tired, despite hitting the mattress about 9ish most nights. Nope I don't get up horrendously early - it's 6:30/7 around here at the moment - I just have a [...]
What Are You Going To Be When You Grow Up?
My five year old asked me that just the other day. Without prompting of any kind. I looked at him, quite seriously, and said, "A Writer." I said, "What about you?" He said, "A Pokemon collector." Now you might not see this as a great career option, but let's face it, there are people who [...]
Building Resilience In Our Kids
If I could build a bomb shelter to protect my kids from getting hurt in this big, bad world - I want to say that I would throw them in there and not let anyone in near them. But even if I had that option I think I would still throw them to the wolves. [...]
I thought about this question and whether I had the courage to truly answer it. Whether I was brave enough to write it down. If my wins were outweighing my sense that I am just never quite the parent I want to be. Parenting is: scary wanting to be perfect never feeling quite [...]
How To Deepen Your Meditation
I was at a yoga workshop yesterday on pranayama, the work of controlling or restricting your breath, or life-force in yoga. The beautiful teacher was talking about the breathe, the mechanics, the different types of breath work we can do in our practice and then she said something that struck me as profound. I knew [...]
Travelling With Your Tribe (Part 2)
How do you manage the long-haul flights with children? How do you take three kids under the age of 7 and make them sit nicely and sleep? As I discussed in Travelling With Your Tribe (Part 1) it's all about managing your expectations. Or, in essence, setting them aside. They might scream. They might get [...]
Travelling With Your Tribe (Part 1)
You need the normal to appreciate the extraordinary. The extraordinary to appreciate the normal. Travel takes you out of your routine. Out of your zone. Puts you in learning situations. Puts life in your face.
F*#K. We Are Parenting Wrong.
We are parenting our children out of fear of failure. We don't want to be the parents that f*#k up. The ones who have children who are bullys, addicts, no-hopers, depressive and anxious. We want our children to be our most glorious representation of who we are. We want to show the world we have an [...]