Santosha

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi Definition. Santosha, sometimes spelled Santosa, is a combination word in Sanskrit, derived from Saṃ (सं, सम्) and Tosha (तोष, तुष्, tuṣh). SaM, means “completely”, “altogether” or “entirely”, and Tosha, […]

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. A day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy to demonstrate that there is no health without mental health. Dis-ease in the body comes in many forms. When you think about the power of the brain in the functioning of our daily lives, honestly, we can’t live without […]

Vision Board

Did you know that visualization is one of the most powerful exercises you can do? There is a book you may be familiar with called, The Secret, and the premise is that what you think about, you bring about or you manifest into your consciousness. “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience […]

Sermon on the Mat #7 – Quiet the Monkey Mind

Monkey mind or mind monkey, from Chinese xinyuan and Sino-Japanese shin’en 心猿 [lit. “heart-/mind–monkey“], is a Buddhist term meaning “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable”. The yoga practices of pranayama and asana and meditation are methods that we can use to train the mind to focus on the present. This is desirable […]

What Brings You Down?

You know the song… “rainy days and Monday’s always get me down.” Well I can’t really say that rainy days or Monday’s get me down but I can tell you that there are things that really do get me down.  I think all of us share that commonality.  They may not be the same issues […]

57 Times Around the Sun

On Saturday I will turn 57.  I don’t feel 57…whatever that is actually supposed to feel like.  When I put my life on a timeline and see that I am closer to the end of being in this body than the beginning makes me, not only appreciate each day I get the privilege of waking […]

To Roll the Stone off the Heart

Jesus said, “I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” Is this the life you want?  I know I do. Jesus’ life is a blueprint of how we are asked to live.  John O’Donohue wrote, “Jesus never avocated a life that confined itself with safe, complacent walls.” Jesus called people […]