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Never Give Up

Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again. He turned to yoga. Even though doctors told him walking would never happen, Arthur was persistent. He fell many times, but kept going.

Do not waste any time thinking you are stuck – you can take control over your life and change it faster than you might think. The dedication and transformation of Arthur’s journey is inspiring. You are a healer. It is within you at all times. Never give up.

Watch his inspiring transformation in this video.

Spirits in a Material World

Spirits in a Material World

As our limited roles fall away, there is a shift from ambition toward connection. We may be as productive as ever, but the motivation is different. Liberated from the pressure to hustle for our worth, we can drop the masks of our persona which allows our spirit to shine.

A Year in Captivity

A Year in Captivity

If we’re experiencing a daily dose of allostatic overload, run-of-the-mill stress – like a small burn while cooking dinner – can become a stick of dynamite. This in turn, results in responses like flare-ups of chronic pain, autoimmune or digestive disorders.

How to Raise Self-Esteem

How to Raise Self-Esteem

In the absence of good or unchallenged information, we will always make up stories to help us know what to do next. The brain rewards you with feeling good regardless to the truth or accuracy of the story. When you own your story of struggle, you get to write the ending. But when you deny a story, it owns you.

The Gifts of Trauma

The Gifts of Trauma

While it’s hard to fathom pain, despair and trauma as blessings, there are gifts to be gleaned from having experienced them. For instance, some of the early lessons of the pandemic were an appreciation for a slower pace of life and spending more time in nature.

You Don’t Have to Know

You Don’t Have to Know

We cannot experience the full flavor of our embodied life without dipping into the depths of anger, sorrow, joy, fear, contentment, and all the other subtle and complex ranges of emotions that lie on the spectrum of life.

Winter Wonderland (2/15/20)

Winter Wonderland (2/15/20)

It’s mid-February and an unexpected snow storm turned Portland into a winter wonderland. For a hot minute, I fretted over my emerging tulips that thought it was spring only a week before. And then I remembered, the only thing we can expect is the unexpected.

Four Pathways to Joy

Four Pathways to Joy

Did you know that there are four independent brain circuits that influence our lasting well-being? While each circuit contributes beautifully on their own, when joined by the other circuits they create magic – broadening our everyday existence to include a wider and more vibrant range of experience.

Make It Sacred

Life can be messy, you can feel out of control and find yourself in situations where the rug seems to have been pulled from underneath you. One thing that helps me in those times, or even on ordinary days where things don’t go as planned, is to remind myself to make it sacred.

I came across a meditation from Sarah Blondin on Insight Timer called ‘Make it sacred’; a part of her Live Awake series. When needed, it is medicine for the soul.

It’s a long read. Your ego will fidget. See what you can do to soften, surrender and allow the healing effects to wash over you.

How To Build Inner Resources

How To Build Inner Resources

Stress is your body’s reaction to a trigger. It’s generally a short-term experience that can be either positive or negative. It can be positive, such as when you pull off a deadline. But when stress results in insomnia, poor concentration, and impaired ability, it’s negatively impacting your quality of life.