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Gratitude for Suffering

  As our clocks fall back and the calendar flips to November, I am reminded that this is a season of gratitude. While we shouldn’t need a holiday to remind us of everything that we [...]

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Patience & Avocados

A little over a decade ago, I planted an avocado tree in my garden from a tiny pit.  And then I waited. And waited. I mulched. I cleared the soil. I cut back the leaves and gave it room. I kept [...]

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Authentic Self

It’s official. We have reached the final wind-down of summer. The sun is setting earlier and it is almost dark out as I finish teaching my evening classes now. For many of us, the fall is a [...]

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Depths of Abalone Diving & Your Yoga Practice

One of my favorite parts of fall is driving to Mendocino for the weekend with my wife, Stephanie, and our dog, Zoey. We meet up with family and then pile into a boat to go to our favorite dive [...]