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What is home and family?

I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but in LA when someone meets you, the first question is, “Where are you from?” To which I reply, “LA.” This answer never satisfies though, and they must probe further. To which I then explain that I am not “from” anywhere in that sense of the […]

If you don’t listen to your body, it will demand to be heard

I’m a hypocrite. That’s right, I preach from the mountaintops the importance of self-care and that a hugely important part of it is making time to receive bodywork. Yet how often do I receive massages? Rarely my friend, very rarely.   It’s not because I don’t believe what I’m saying. It’s simply that I fall […]

Great Expectations: Why you don’t love your life and how to fix it

With my most recent group of meditation students, we got down and dirty about life and the thoughts that govern our perception of reality. Evidently, the main source of distress amongst this group of exceptional humans was unmet expectations and comparisons with other people’s lives.   Naturally, having unmet expectations will lead to unhappiness, from […]

Four steps to being in the moment with the good stuff

It’s easy to think that the challenge with remaining present lies in the life events we find unpleasant or undesirable. Yet too often, even when the desirable presents itself, we are quick to leap into the future and imagine what’s next. The problem with this is that our enjoyment of that good thing, whatever it […]

The most important thing I do for my well-being

It is no secret that I am passionate about wellness. I firmly believe that if everyone were more focused on their own personal self-care, the world would be filled with joyful, energetic, and enthusiastically generous beings.   I have many self-care practices in my life, some daily, some weekly, some monthly, and some yearly, including […]

Two essential questions to ask before you say “I do”

Recently I caused a minor facebook frenzy with the following comment:   “It is my observation that marriage for my generation is irrelevant and represents the death of love. I have a few examples in my life that prove otherwise, which is beautiful and wonderful. What about you? What’s your experience?”   I will admit, […]