How To Refine Your Life (or Change It Completely)

Feeling like your life could use a fluff-and-buff? A more significant course-adjustment? Maybe even a total makeover? In all cases, this could be a really good place to start. I had a great time condensing the top 10 points from my big “Refine Your Life” class into this quick-hit (1 hr.) live-stream video course via the En*theos Academy for Optimal Living. Here are the Top 10 Big Ideas I cover: 1. Change is a Process, Not an Event 2. Start Where You Are 3. Assess Your Life 4. Pace Yourself 5. Connect with Your Values 6. Clarify Your Vision 7…. read more

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My Morning Practice

I love my little morning practice so much (just a few blissful minutes for me before I so much as glance at a screen), I share it with anybody and everybody who expresses the least bit of interest. A while back, Julie van Amerongen, founder of the Practice Project, invited me to share my daily practice there. The Practice Project is this cool site where Julie collects the diverse practices of all sorts of smart and interesting people, from health and wellness gurus to business leaders and authors. She has them describe those practices in their own words, explain why they do them, who inspired… read more

Nighttime Revival

It’s 2:30 a.m. I can’t sleep. My brain won’t turn off and my body can’t seem to quiet down. To my great annoyance, I’m running through my mental lists, cycling through a series of worries, details and projects in progress without making any actual headway. Having learned the hard way that this endless loop will not terminate itself without some kind of intervention, I get out of bed, go downstairs and unroll my yoga mat. I light a candle, take some deep breaths, and do a few slow, gentle stretches. Within minutes, I feel the smooth machinery of my parasympathetic… read more

Ten Acts of Healthy Rebellion

I’m a fan of Rilke’s wise advice to “live in the questions.” But lately, ever since we launched our popular “101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy” app, I am getting one question that always leaves me flummoxed: Of all 101 Ways, what’s your favorite? The problem is, there’s no way I can choose just one. I love them all. And so that question keeps nagging at me — but in a nice way. Recently, under the pressure of preparing a lecture, I did manage to narrow down a top-10 list, but I had to mix and match a bit to… read more