Memoir Inspirations

For some months, I’ve been writing my memories in story form. Writing is my way of processing feelings, experiences, and inspirations. I resolved to write for me alone, but somehow, I feel to share this brief story that flowed out a few days ago. If you’re interested, which you are under no obligation to be,…

Simple Truths

Doubts seem to come along from time to time and when they do, I like to sit back and remember the simple truths.

How Yoga can Help an Empath

I am an empath. Sometimes I wish I weren’t, but most of the time it is one of my greatest gifts. Empathy is, “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” – dictionary.com Unlike its sister term “sympathy”, feeling sorrow for another, empathy means to experience the feelings of another, from the inside….

Life Marches On

For five years I have had the great joy of working with fellow devotees of Yogananda at Ananda Sangha Worldwide. Together we have built temples, opened up new frontiers of technology, and mulled over some of life’s big questions. But mostly, we have supported each other’s highest Selves and brought light into the world as…

2018: A year of honesty & growth

2018 has been a year of intense growth for me and for many around me. This has been a year to prepare us for the next chapter. A chapter that will bring a lot of change outwardly, but certainly growth inwardly as well.

How to Support Others in Times of Loss

Grief is not a linear experience, it is not something that you leave behind. As a wise friend who lost her son in a tragic gun accident once said to me, “You do not move through grief, you move in it.” Grief does not recede like a tide, you never move past it. The goal…

Dear Chloe: advice for your life as a human

Dear Chloe, It has been my great joy to care for you in this life. Before you arrived, I prayed for a doggy who was ready to move on to become a human. I prayed for a companion to share my life with. Fourteen long years ago, you came in the form of a little…

10 Reasons Community is for Kids!

The final chapter of Paramhansa Yogananda’s spiritual classic, The Autobiography of a Yogi, finds him walking with his dear friend and first American disciple, Dr. Lewis through his Encinitas Hermitage grounds. Dr. Lewis asks about a construction project underway on the far side of the grounds and Yogananda begins to describe his vision for world…

Baby Jay’s Birth

Jay’s story begins on Thursday morning, October 1, 2015. I was due on October 7th, but because of a back injury and the sense that my belly could not possibly hold anymore baby than was already in there, I was hoping and praying that our boy would arrive early. On top of that, October 1st…