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Know Thy Virtual Self

Know Thy Virtual Self

Do you know your virtual self? In this month’s podcast, I explore the impact of social media on our sense of spiritual identity and meaning, including: Social media in relation to the goals of spiritual practice The positive and negative aspects of social media How to...

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How to Love Laundry

How to Love Laundry

Do everyday chores feel like a chore to you? In this month’s podcast, Kelly and I discuss why maintenance tasks, like cooking and cleaning, are spiritually relevant and how to engage in them more effectively. You’ll learn: How to utilize everyday tasks as a spiritual...

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There Is No Cushion

There Is No Cushion

What is meditation really? In this month's podcast, Kelly and I explore how meditation relates to the rest of your life. You'll learn: How meditation can affect our lives both on and off the cushion The difference between meditation technique and meditative experience...

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Sound It Out

Sound It Out

This month’s podcast is a Q&A with my wife, Kelly, about the role of mantra and sound in meditation. Turn's out we had so much to talk about that our conversation lasted 45-minutes! In it, you'll learn: Why sound is the most effective tool for psycho-emotional...

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Grab Your Mind By Your Breath

Grab Your Mind By Your Breath

This month, instead of writing a blog post, I experimented with recording a podcast. In this 25-minute conversation with my wife, Kelly, we continue our exploration of meditation by discussing the following topics: The purpose of meditation The connection between...

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The Art of Doing Nothing

The Art of Doing Nothing

Welcome back to our discussion on meditation. Last month, I asked you to commit to a daily practice of five minutes, sitting with your eyes closed and simply noticing your thoughts, emotions, and sensations. This style of meditation, known as vipassana, helps us...

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Why Meditation?

Why Meditation?

My first exposure to meditation was in high school while training in the Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu. Interspersed between punching and kicking, grappling and throwing were practices of breath and awareness, which immediately captured my interest. It was the...

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A Pound of Self-Care With A Pinch of Support

A Pound of Self-Care With A Pinch of Support

Lift your right arm. Seriously, stop reading this and lift your right arm right now. Close your eyes and do it several times. Have you ever paused to consider what’s involved in that seemingly simple movement? The sequence of activity is mind-boggling: electrical...

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Back from Retreat & Ready to Share With You

Back from Retreat & Ready to Share With You

For years, my job as a healer has involved listening to my clients and reflecting back to them, working as a kind of problem solver for a range of issues from anxiety to career swings to relationship questions. Albert Einstein has a beautiful saying, “We cannot solve...

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Why’s It Gotta Be So Hard?

Why’s It Gotta Be So Hard?

It’s been a rough couple of weeks in our household. Last Monday, Ethan - our twenty-month old son - came down with a nasty flu that kept him home from daycare for over a week. My wife (Kelly) and I were doing our best to stay afloat - tag-teaming Ethan’s care,...

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