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November 21, 2023
The Power of Gratitude

Sometimes life can be a bitch. According to Eastern philosophies, suffering is inescapable but can be overcome. Regardless of what troubles envelop you, you have the power to live a happy, healthy life. Gratitude can help you get there. Feel thankful for all of life’s blessings.  What do you feel thankful for today? I give […]

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November 20, 2023
What Would Jesus Do?

Somewhere in Colombia, 2022. The Church Across from my Temple It was the height of a new Covid outbreak. I traveled to Colombia. Everyone, even in large parks and outdoor museums, was masked. With the exception of a small population of female working women. From the fifth-floor windows of the temple where I repeated my […]

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October 6, 2023
Our Planet is Worth Preserving

Recently, as part of my commitment to ahimsa (do no harm) and karma yoga (selfless service), I worked on a sustainable ranch in the Costa Rican rainforest. For four weeks, aside from teaching yoga to the soothing sounds of a river and rain, I helped in the fields. I learned (a bit) about germination, composting, bees, […]

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July 9, 2023
Your Choices Matter

Your Choices Matter That’s the title of one of the chapters in “From the Boxing Ring to the Ashram: Wisdom for Mind, Body and Spirit.” My self-help book features time-honored wisdom, with simple steps to living life to its fullest, from 12 of my teachers on four continents. One is Chaitanya Charan Das, a Vaishnav […]

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June 12, 2023
Lessons from my Gurus: First Love Yourself

“Love is inherent within everyone. It is our essence.” — His Holiness Radhanath Swami And that includes self-love, which for many, isn’t that easy. That’s why I created my First Love Yourself (FLY) workshops many years ago. This week, I head to Reston, Virginia to share my signature session with fellow certified yoga therapists from […]

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May 31, 2023
Active Peace Yoga at Bhakti Fest

Reginald Hubbard is on the 2023 Bhakti Fest agenda. We met years ago. Reggie was a big wig for an even bigger wig. I managed media relations for a major national civil rights convention attracting 10,000 people. In 2022, I found Reggie at an online yoga retreat, and my respect for him soared. Working in […]

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March 29, 2023
The Convergence of Science and Spirituality

“Both science and spirituality are exploring the nature of reality. The key difference between science and spirituality is their domain of inquiry, and consciousness is the playground in which thoughts come and go,” says Chaitanya Charan Das. Also known as the Spiritual Scientist, Chaitanya studied engineering at the top schools in India. He attributes his […]

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March 16, 2023
Free Yourself from Fear

When I was a kid, I was afraid of the bogeyman. He apparently enjoyed floating around my bedroom—but only when the lights were off.  In college, like many suddenly independent young adults, I was fearless. I lived in foreign lands. But, I spent more time exploring my host countries than reading textbooks. There was one […]

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March 7, 2023
Love Tips: Forget Prince Charming, Find Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Born on February 14, people refer to me as a Valentine’s Day baby. That holiday doesn’t thrill me. I prefer the Latin American celebration: el día del amor y la amistad (the day of love and friendship). Not a fan of Hallmark greeting card observances, I encourage honoring loved ones, and oneself, every day through […]

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March 2, 2023
Aprende Más Acerca del Sikhismo

Como terapeuta profesional de yoga, tengo una afinidad para las enseñanzas de la práctica kundalini la cual pueda tener resultados sanadores. Por eso, cuando enseño clases de yoga me es muy común agregar elementos del yoga estilo kundalini que se hizo popular un maestro sikh (sij). Frecuentemente, guío sesiones enteras de acuerdo a las técnicas […]

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February 28, 2023
Radhanath Swami's Dream: Listen to Your Heart

A spiritual leader taught me the path of meditation, which leads to enlightenment, and opens up your intuitive abilities. For me, that means listening to my heart rather than my analytical brain. The following is an example of a brilliant, but seemingly illogical, decision of visionary, and activist, His Holiness Radhanath Swami, triggered by his […]

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November 13, 2022
Five Reasons to Visit Vrindavan, India

Why visit Vrindavan? Again? Linguists say people need to hear a word repeatedly before it’s secured in the brain. That’s why I’m returning to one of the holiest historical cities in India: Vrindavan. Despite all the note-taking during my first visit, I need a refresher course. I don’t want to skim the surface. I want […]

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