What Good is Peace and Love on Earth if it’s Exclusive?

This weekend a group organized to fly the confederate battle flag atop multiple parking garages in my hometown of downtown Charleston, SC. One of those parking garages is one block away from the Mother Emanuel AME church where a white supremacist man murdered nine church members after a prayer serviceContinue reading

Are You Sick Of Forcing It?

You know that feeling you get when you’re halfway working on a project and halfway checking out by checking social media or distracting yourself with busywork? That feeling sucks.   Unfortunately, it can also become our default mode of working. Eventually it becomes such a normal way of feeling thatContinue reading

Stronger. Not Sorry.

I’ve received a few messages lately that begin with “I’m sorry to bother you” or “I’m sorry, but I really need to ask you…”   I’d like to challenge all of us to eliminate the words “I’m sorry” from our communication unless we’re truly making amends for wrong doing.  Continue reading

It’s Time To Stand Up.

Today I want to share with you an excerpt from my first book, Living Life on Purpose. It seems extra relevant right now. So, here is the beginning of the first chapter, Standing At The Precipice: Lessons on Dharma.   The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu scripture found withinContinue reading

Are You Inspired?

Make time to inspire yourself. Last night I took a dance class for the first time in about seven years. It was amazing! I left feeling connected to my body in a way that I don’t feel in any other movement modality. I’m not at the same “level” that I was sevenContinue reading

Twas A Few Nights Before Christmas

If you’re reading this the day that it’s published my parents should be arriving any minute. My son is filled with joy and excitement as the anticipation of the arrival of both his grandparents and Santa mounts. My partner Brian has only a few massage clients on the books, soContinue reading

Your New Super Sneaky Self-Care List

As 2016 winds to a close I’ve been thinking a lot about the foundations of holistic health and work/life/all the things “balance.”   What I am noticing is that self-care seems to be the most important foundational piece of many areas of my life, but also the one that IContinue reading

How To Get What You Truly Want

This holiday season I have a challenge for you. It’s a practice that’s simple in nature but for many of us it isn’t easy. It’s the practice of truly receiving.   For a long time, I struggled with receiving on just about every level, from food to gifts to moneyContinue reading

Now Is Not The Time To Stay Small Or Shut Up.

The world needs you and now is not the time to stay small or shut up.   It’s the time to look at what habits and hang ups are holding you back and get to work on breaking through the blocks.   It won’t necessarily be easy, but it isn’tContinue reading

Commitment Without Clinging.

I am perpetually trying to get rid of 99% of the things in my house. It’s my never ending war on clutter. Why? Because I can’t focus when stuff is everywhere. I get super overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin, so I just shut down and let the laundryContinue reading

Sugar, Sex, Scandal…and Yoga?

Do you crave sugar, sex, Netflix binges, coffee, or alcohol? I do and I’m willing to bet that you do too. Perhaps your specific cravings are different, but its not a stretch to assume that you have some. We all do and many of us spend a great deal ofContinue reading

Not Experiencing Bliss? Here’s Why & What To Do About It.

What is blocking your bliss? Likely a combination of believing “unreal” thoughts, your ego, craving and attachment, aversion, and fear of death. Yikes! It would be so much easier to blame our lack of bliss on our partners, employers, financial situations, or fitness levels. I know that it sounds moreContinue reading

I F*d Up

A really big mistake keeps haunting me. A few years ago I decided to finally follow my heart and start my own business. After awhile I decided that I knew a great deal about my work but very little about “business” or how to spread the word about what IContinue reading

Are You Getting Treated The Way You Want To Be?

I wasn’t getting what I wanted because… I wasn’t giving it to myself. The problem wasn’t an energetic block in my ability to receive. It wasn’t anyone else’s problem. It was mine. I wasn’t giving myself what I wanted and I was getting upset when that was reflected back toContinue reading