From Groundhog Day to Our Town

From Groundhog Day to Our Town

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays jaded newscaster Phil Connors, inexplicably forced to relive the same miserable day over and over again. He’s stuck in a not-very-glamorous place doing not-very-remarkable tasks, and it appears this will go on forever....
Significance

Significance

Significance. This is me and Hamilton Pool (near Austin, TX) back in 2014. More correctly, this is Hamilton Pool and me. When this picture was taken back in 2014 I was struck by the contrast between the vast size and drama of this magnificent landscape and little ol’...
Falling Down the Music Rabbit Hole and a Dance Playlist

Falling Down the Music Rabbit Hole and a Dance Playlist

I should begin by saying that I have well over 5,000 songs in my iTunes Library. Many I’ve never even heard. One of my favorite things to do on long car trips (ahhh, remember those?) is to set my iPod on shuffle and let it rip. I’ve discovered so many wonderful new tunes that way! (And, yes, I still use an iPod. A Classic iPod. Very retro.)…

We’re in the Sustaining Phase

We’re in the Sustaining Phase

We’re in the sustaining phase. If you’ve taken a 200-hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training (KYTT) in the last decade or two, chances are good that the word “sustain” may conjure up some pleasant (and perhaps not-so-pleasant) memories of a bridge pose that you held for 20,...
Don’t Touch Your Face!

Don’t Touch Your Face!

In the Vipassana tradition (a Buddhist meditation technique), there is something called “The Seat of Strong Determination.” For one hour of meditation you dedicate yourself to not moving. At all. If you have an itch, you don’t scratch it…