How is Your New Year Starting Off?

How is Your New Year Starting Off?

How is your new year starting off? Did you set intentions? What are you going to do differently this year? What seeds have you already planted that you want to see continue to grow? What are you ready to let go of and leave behind?

I returned to Los Angeles on Monday after a wonderful trip to Toronto and the surrounding area to see family and a few old friends and a very rejuvenating trip to New York to practice with my teacher Dharma Mittra and reconnect with some of the Dharma community.

I picked up a cold in Toronto and I’ve been fighting it since. It’s almost gone now but it was a bad one. It was kind of the physical manifestation of what I’ve been feeling a lot lately on a deeper level.

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Thanksgiving 2018 - Equinox Woodland Hills!

Thanksgiving 2018 - Equinox Woodland Hills!

Happy Thanksgiving! Really fun class this morning at Equinox Woodland Hills! Thank you to everyone who came out to practice. And thank you to those who brought donations for the food drive. You all practiced hard! You earned that extra scoop of ice cream!  Have a wonderful holiday. Love to you and your family and friends.  Grateful for each of you. 

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The Light In Me Recognizes The Light In You

The Light In Me Recognizes The Light In You

I'm staying in this Airbnb apartment, here, in Shanghai.  There is this sweet, little, old lady, who lives in the building.  Her daughter, or granddaughter, has been taking her out for a walk each day, and I've been running into them. They both give me such a nice smile when they see me.  When I practice my limited Chinese, and say things like, "Nihao" (hello), the old lady lights up, and grins from ear to ear.  These little moments of connection have really made each day so special.  So simple to just have an open heart and smile at a stranger and say hello.  Each day, when I leave from these exchanges I am grinning from ear to ear too.  The three of us have had a beautiful moment of connection.  It's the "namaste" connection.  The light in me recognizes the light in you, and it's the same.  Life is so beautiful.  So many incredible and meaningful moments. Grateful for each one!  Namaste.

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Breathe Into This Moment!

Breathe Into This Moment!

Good morning!  It's a beautiful day.  So grateful for this day.  So grateful for this moment.  I offer my heart up and I bow down to say thank you.  How are you going to spend your day today? What incredible things are you going to see and experience?  Breathe into this moment.  Live it fully and then let it go and move on.  It's when we are not really living that we have trouble letting things go.  It's when you aren't breathing into your moments that you find yourself caught up in your head, longing for something that has passed, and anxious about a future that has yet to come.  The past and the future only exist in your mind.  There is only right here and right now. This moment.  Be here now.  This is it.  This is your life.  Right now.  Have a beautiful day! Namaste.

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Feeling Grateful! Another Beautiful Year!

Feeling Grateful!  Another Beautiful Year!

Thanks for all the birthday love, everyone! It's been a beautiful day. This has been a great year and I have much to be grateful for in my life. There are always challenges in all of our lives. I think it is how we meet those challenges that matters. I look forward to the year ahead. I'm ready for whatever challenges come my way and I'm exciting for the opportunity for growth which each one will bring. I'm grateful for all of the wonderful people who I have crossed paths with on this journey so far. Grateful for my family, my teachers, my friends and my students. Thank you for being a part of my life. My wish for my birthday this year is for all of us to practice more kindness and compassion and love towards each other and to remember that we are more alike than different. There are things that I hope to manifest this year but I'm learning to let go of my attachment to them too. If the door is closed to me then maybe that's not the room I'm supposed to enter. I hope this year I am able to go with the flow a little more, ride the wave and let go a little more. I'm excited to see where this journey takes me next. I hope to see you soon and I hope we get to make some beautiful memories together this year. Namaste!

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