Mindfulness & Me

I’ve been interested for quite some time now in both the idea and practice of mindfulness. (You can see that interest sprinkled all over this blog!) Mindfulness – the need for it, the attempts to develop it, the changes it brings when I manage to be effective with the practice of it – touches every aspect of […]

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Life Attracts Life (revised)

[NOTE: I published what’s turned out to be the first draft of this post in late-October 2014. I wrote the original in kind of a free-form manner, just playing with some ideas. But the ideas have really stuck with me and I’ve been wanting to revise the post and clarify a few of my points […]

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Presence is the Key

“When you find you are straining, whether in a yoga pose or in life, you’re probably trying too hard. Your ego is in it, and you are driven by an ambition that ultimately creates imbalance and suffering. This is the point when you should ask yourself: Where am I holding on? Am I holding on […]

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Three Transformative Books

I read Journey Into Power, by Baron Baptiste, in January of 2013. I had decided I wanted to get into yoga more heavily that year (that was my New Year’s resolution, in fact.) But I don’t know why I picked up that particular yoga book over any other. It was a random thing. (Though are […]

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Photography and Presence

…[My] photographs aren’t always iconic, or even good in an aesthetic sense. But the making of them helps me see more clearly the thinner slivers of my life: that makes even the worst of them good in some way. Perhaps for no one else, but for me.  And if that can make me more alive, […]

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