We Men Must Learn How to Grieve (Everything)

♦◊♦ In 2010, I spent 12 months in a purple SUV Dodge Durango crisscrossing North America on the most wondrous adventure with five other men, five brilliant musical shamans forever my brothers. That purple Durango – which anyone not color blind (like me) would always insist was blue – held us safe as we made … Read more

Kiss a Slobbery Dog on the Nose

Ohhh, this life is so gloriously fleeting … please enjoy deeply whatever moment you find yourself in. No matter how crazy things seem; it will all be over so quickly. Touch your intimate partner lovingly.  Give a genuine hello to the cashier.  Be patient with your wild child (inner and/or outer). Kiss a slobbery dog

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How do you want to die?

Most doctors, yes MOST DOCTORS, would OUTRIGHT REFUSE life-saving interventions (CPR, life support, feeding tubes, etc.) because they know how brutal and futile end-of-life care can be, and what little chance of meaningful success it typically offers. There’s a fascinating NPR RadioLab podcast about that @ The rest of this essential blog about the

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Healing Sometimes Means Learning to Live in Peace with The Pain

♦◊♦ I’m pretty sure that sometimes “healing” just means learning to live in peace with the pain. I’ve been to countless workshops. I’ve questioned my stressful thoughts for days on end and accumulated countless hours of stranger eye-gazing to weepy Whitney Houston songs; I’ve sat still and starving on desolate mountainsides, determinedly reframed disappointments and

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There’s soooo much that’s right with the world.

Today an unfortunate tragedy happened in Boston, the product of insane thinking. Every day similar tragedies happen all over the world, heart-breaking events that occur because someone believed a crazy, despairing thought and acted on it, thus sucking so many into terrible suffering. I was in the gym when I saw footage of the explosions.

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Achieve Your Dreams! … now go change the kitty litter.

“I literally just got home from producing the festival of my life and now my girlfriend is telling me to change the kitty litter.” ~ Fabian Alsultany, co-founder of Tadasana Festival Co-founder Fabian Alsultany gets painted at Tadasana as teachers Hemalayaa and Parashakti supervise Fabian and I looked at each other and laughed hysterically after

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"Hip Tantra … every delicious experience comes … and goes"

All these big plans and experiences we imagine for ourselves, work towards, get excited about, and eventually live through … come, and they might be as awesome as we anticipated … and then they’re over quick as they came. One after the other. No matter how delicious. We’re on a tour of 6-8 months, performing

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"I'm not always supposed to do something"

Today, a lady with deep strong beautiful blue eyes came over to me at the end of an excellent show. I had been thinking to approach the microphone as the band was being loved and hugged on by all their new adoring fans. I wanted to speak to the fact that this concert was a

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