5 Secrets to Sustain a Daily Meditation Practice

I learned to meditate as a child and my parents are lifelong meditators. I began to take my own practice more seriously when I was 20, but it wasn’t until nine years later that I was really meditating every day. It was an uphill battle, but I can say without hesitation that it has changed…

Mindfulness is just the first step: How to change mental patterns

For seven days I wrote Now in big bold letters on my hand to remind myself to be present. I suffer from the mental pattern of spending inordinate amounts of time in thoughts of the future. Not just the future thoughts that are helpful for planning your week, your strategy, or daily work. But, the…

Seeking a publisher for Happy Birthday Sun

My first book, Happy Birthday Sun, is ready for a publisher! This is a birthday party for the imagination. The cosmos shows us who we really are and how we are loved. Based on universal wisdom and illustrated by the most talented artist you’ll meet, this tale is bound to delight all ages. If you…

Next Wave Mission

Ananda is an energy, a seed planted on earth from the willpower of Babaji and the great masters of Kriya yoga. It isn’t an organization or a thing. The “Next Wave”, which is the term used to describe an amorphous subset within the spiritual movement of Ananda that loosely considers themselves “youthful”, has been slowly…

7 Day Now Challenge

I live in the future. The future is full of uncertainty, fears, concerns, and endless possibilities. For some reason, my mind and even my heart lives there. I miss so much of life because I am not there, I’m in the future. This must stop. It sucks. If you too live in the future, let’s…

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…

Us and them; the beginning of the end.

Us and them is the most dangerous mistake we can make in life and we’re making it everywhere you look. Politics, social justice, spirituality. The idea that there are only two sides to anything is such a farce and yet our whole world is set up to draw us into the delusion of it: the…

Am I Living Authentically? Am I Happy?

These last six months have been fairly dark. It began with an increase in stress at work, but it just kept growing. I felt overwhelmed, sad, and nearly in tears all the time. I began to question every choice I had made in the last seven years. The heaviness and sadness squashed my heart and…