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.Continue reading “How Yoga can Help an Empath”

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 asContinue reading “Life Marches On”

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 goalContinue reading “How to Support Others in Times of Loss”

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 worldContinue reading “10 Reasons Community is for Kids!”