To be healthy is fundamentally also to be happy, whatever that means for each of us, or if not happy, at least to acknowledge and even embrace the unhappiness. The donkey EEyore in Whinny the Pooh embraces his sadness and it's his way of being, so it's his "happy". I would see myself in that … Continue reading Wounds Lead to Entitlement or Healing?
When I see the 9,096 visible stars under the background symphony of the jungle noises, or when I contemplate the 602,200,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms (wow!) in each breath reaching the 40 trillion cells and many more molecules of my stretching body, as I savour a ripe mango, as I float in the Gulf of Thailand listening to … Continue reading I sleep outdoors and do Yoga to just be
Rest - Relaxing is equally important for the whole of us (body, mind, and energy). Sleep is one form of rest, but to keep a healthy body and mind we need to meditate/relax too. It's very clear from science to reduce all types of illness and stress. The moral value of being lazy if we rest, in combo … Continue reading Rest – the 4th Pillar of Yoga
Why not take the opportunity to see beyond the presents and the indulging food, and hug your loved ones over the holidays. Physical affection is healthy, really healthy, but only if you like those who touch you. When I learnt this I stopped telling my small kids to hug someone they didn’t know, or didn’t … Continue reading Merry Huggings 💚 from Thailand
If you are kind only to the ones who are kind to you, and bad to the ones who 'deserve it', you will probably feel bad yourself sooner or later, and you'll lose yourself in right and wrong, principals and judgment. To be what we are is independent of whom we are with when we reach our … Continue reading See what you have been taught to be and think
we live in a world where men are not allowed to cry, or women to be kings. i don’t like this world, i’m a man, and i’m crying now. i cry every day. it seems to be the only thing i’m consistently good at, the only thing that comes easily to me. people say i’m … Continue reading A Woman King, A Crydian
What's really keeping you from…? Join our new Olive Retreats and find out what you need to find out. Let us introduce our new and most caring partners, Nina and Chris, both are formed in the yogi tradition and Chris is an acclaimed Raw Food chef. They embody it in every stretch, every step, every bite and every … Continue reading The Raw Spring Olives
Just as our bodies, our digestive system is often taken for granted and quite badly treated by most owners until it breaks. As the immune system is largely in the digestive system the consequences and connections to chronic diseases are clear. The physiological indication that we have harmed our gut is when we see that … Continue reading Leaky Gut – the Root to Illness
Today it snowed flowers on me, and I remembered all the times it snowed snow on me when I was growing up in northern Ohio, where for seven months a year the sun would disappear behind a smear of gray as far as one could breathe, which was not very far. When it snowed flowers … Continue reading the eternal snow-flower storm
As we gear up for the March 28th retreat in Ronda, and since it was women's day yesterday, i got to thinking about what it means to be a man, and the subject of competition came up right away. i'm not much of a real man. I lost my taste for competition many years ago, and … Continue reading is competition manly?