Vulnerability + Wholeness

It’s a daily challenge to shed lifetimes of mucked-up, fear-based rules — ones we often have unwittingly supported — to practice our authentic paths, to remove fear about ego, money and fitting into status quo as the guiding forces in our lives. “Is this really OK? Am I safe? Am Read more…

What Is Masculinity?

What is masculinity? How do you define it? For yourself, let alone for us as a culture. It’s a topic increasingly receiving examination. From me and others. In my Humanitou conversations — an ongoing social art project of humanness and creativity — I ask men for their thoughts on masculinity. What Read more…

How Yoga?

How we practice is what we practice. ~ Jessica Patterson I teach my sons that how and why we do things are at least as important as what we do. I teach them that life is built on habits, so it’s worthwhile to create our habits mindfully. In our yoga Read more…

Why Yoga, Really?

So often we go through our daily routines on autopilot. Status quo. Just another day. We’ve been trained, collectively, not to ask why and just to follow the leader. In school, religion, work. Of parents, teachers, law and government. Of the status quo majority. Yoga offers a reprieve from the Read more…

The Yoga Self vs. self

Random capitalization used to bother me (and might still). So, when I write Self with a capital “S” in yoga posts on this site or social media, I think of the fellow writers and word-lovers who might snag on that seemingly over-sized and thoughtless S. I assure you it’s anything Read more…

The Antidote to Anxiety

Anxiety. It’s created by trying to live forward into the future and resolve the not-yet known, the not-yet experienced. And why? To make it less scary? To make life a safe, super-safe adventure? If I worry over my future opportunities as a creator, a yogi and a teacher, then I Read more…