Create Good Karma at #ComicCon2016

Good morning, beautiful people. #ThursdayThought: If you're at #ComicCon2016 in San Diego, visit the Hero Initiative booth. These superheroes raise money for comic book industry creatives--artists, writers, animators--who've fallen on hard times. Most people don't realize that many creators of the … [Read more...]

#OmSchooled Yoga Tools: Namaste

Good morning, beautiful people. Let's see each other as we would want to see ourselves, each radiating with the same divine light. Have a great day. … [Read more...]

#OmSchooled Yoga Tools: Ahimsa (or, The Kindness Solution)

Welcome to Om Schooled, a regular column about Yoga tools that can help you live a happier, healthier, less stress-making life.  My #mondaymotivation focus today is simple: Enough with the negative inner voice--it's time to practice ahimsa. We come fully loaded with a brain app that protects … [Read more...]

My Portable Altar

Doing #Yoga with my buddy Buddha at Integral Yoga NY.  … [Read more...]

#OmSchooled Yoga Tools: A Shift in Perspective

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#OmSchooled #Yoga Tools: Titiksha (Endurance)

Welcome to #OmSchooled, a new regular column about Yoga tools for living a healthier, happier, less stress-y life.  A couple of things I had going on between 2000 - 2003:   Lost my job Moved across the country for a new job That company went under four months later, so I moved … [Read more...]

Creative Pep Talk: Keep Going Starting something new--a book, a piece of art, a 30-day Yoga challenge--can be discouraging. As Papa Ernest Hemingway said, "The first draft of anything is shit." The key to getting better is, of course, not giving up, but that can be hard to remember when you're … [Read more...]

#MondayMotivation: A Prescription for Peace

This message is from Swami Satchidananda, who gave the opening speech at Woodstock, and whose work uniting the world in peace brought him to meetings with Pope John Paul II, Presidents Bush, Carter, and Clinton, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Maybe it seems overly simple. Maybe that's all we need. … [Read more...]

#FridayFeeling: Encouraged!

My #FridayFeeling is very creatively encouraged, thanks to the efforts of one man trying to shut his monkey. Danny Gregory is an author, artist, and host of Shut Your Monkey, a podcast about silencing the inner critic that tries to stop you from being creative. Whether you're writing or making … [Read more...]

#WednesdayWisdom: #Yoga and Success

Here's the setup: It's about fourteen years ago. I'm in Yoga teacher training. I've had four months of studying Yoga poses, anatomy, philosophy, and more. Now I'm in a staring contest with my final exam: teaching a 90-minute class. Minus five minutes of silence during the deep relaxation portion, … [Read more...]