I was born a woman. But, I had no clue about what it meant to truly be a woman. Instead, I learned from the well-meaning women in my life that being a...
In a fine essay on HuffPo about Type 1 diabetes, Riva Greenberg conveys how much mental energy is necessary to "stay between the lines" -e.g., keep bl...
We have not honed the stamina to learn about earth science. Consequently, we do not fully realize what the natural world means to us.
I am actively recruiting conspirators to take part in a plan to save the world. There are no clandestine meetings, no high-risk behaviors, and no financial investments required. No special equipment is needed.
Have you ever come home from a vacation so exhausted you needed a vacation? Here's what we do for our tours.
As long as we sit with discomfort, we are fine. Discomfort is not a problem. It is simply the energy of life manifesting as it is. Meditation practice is all about gracefully witnessing the ebb and flow of that energy.
I believe there will come a day when we no longer see one another's flaws and instead witness one another's beauty. I believe confident people laugh often and forgive easily. What do you believe?
One of the gifts I've received from blogging is that, while I am writing about the world, the world will occasionally pop its face into mine. Each time this happens, I am humbled and honored to be able to look into the very private places in people's lives.
I'm not saying forget about whatever it is that is bothering you. Those chapters in our lives shape us. What you can do though, is come at peace with these times. Accept them. Honor them. And move forward.
Why compare myself to anyone else when we are all so different, all needed here as much as the next person to make this crazy thing called life work?
I won't win these races. I will finish behind thousands of other men and women. And that's okay. If I can finish an entire thin-crust pizza, I can finish a race. I am a chubby runner, and I get to keep running for as long as I hate doing it.
No more swearing. Be a better boyfriend. Make more money... so I can give it away. What is your New Year's resolution? Do you believe in making New ...
Whoever you are and whatever you do, make sure you use any experience you have -- good or bad -- as the clay you need to transform your sculpture into a piece of art.
If you want to change the world, if you want to love unconditionally and have compassion for others, that seed must be planted inside of yourself first.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, witnessing everyone gathering with their families, friends and even strangers, I want to explain how cancer has made me thankful... for life.
A dream can rarely be fully understood and interpreted, but the process of trying to understand your dreams matters.
The holidays are approaching, and it's not as though I can run out and buy you all a Chanukah or a Christmas gift, but I can give you this little gift, if you will accept it. Is that cup of coffee you are sipping unusually tasty? Look up, look out, look in. Embrace the moment.
My medicinal recipe is a zesty concoction of reggae music, dancing, travel, avocados and ginger, conversations with momma, soul writing, jiu-jitsu, jungle hikes, nephew hugs, beach cleanups, stretching, singing and trusting myself.
Life is hard. But there are people out there who seem to have an idea of how to stay optimistic in these changing times.