SOS: Survival Overdrive Syndrome

SOS: Survival Overdrive Syndrome It seems like every week we come up with a new disease or illness, such is the nature of our world. Often it is the pharmaceutical companies wanting to invent a disease and then sell us the cure, a drug of course. They rarely point out...

Adjusting to Regime Change

Today let me offer some practical tips for handing the shift in administration. Whether or not you like the incoming person, and whether or not it is Donald Duck or Donald Trump, today let’s focus on what can each of us do. As always, regardless of who is President,...

Post-Election Thoughts

I’ve been traveling, and procrastinating talking about the election until I could get some space, clear my mind, and now it’s time to weigh in with this commentary. First, I was wrong. Like many of us, if someone told me a year ago that our next President would be...

Mary Magdalene and other Shifts for Women

Shift continues to arise out of the Catholic Church. Now Mary Magdalene has been lifted up in the eyes of the Catholic Church, basically to the level of the Apostles. The recent Decree stated that Mary Magdalen “can now rightly be taken by the faithful as a model of...

You Cannot Fail

You cannot fail; did you know that? Would it not relieve some of the stress, fear and pressure if we all knew that we cannot fail.   Oh sure, there is relative failure. Maybe you go to bat trying to hit a home run and strike out. One could label this a failure. Or you...

Orlando still has a Pulse

Let’s talk about Orlando Florida. I’d like to offer a spiritual overview, the big picture. It is always good to step back out of the emotionality and see what is really going on. If you have heard my commentaries before, today’s message is not new....

Aging Grace

 Blog Note: If you wish to continue receiving these Blogs, we have cleaned out our mail list, so you will need to re-subscribe at this link Today I would like to share a poem I wrote about 5 years ago, from my book called Poems from the Passionate Heart. It is a poem...

Costa Rica and Guatemala Retreats Follow up

We just completed three retreats, two in Costa Rica and one in Guatemala, two very different countries and histories. When I was a human rights activist in Guatemala, I used to avoid Costa Rica because it seemed too “tame” for me. I liked the “rugged...

Roy Yoga Interview

The following is from an interview with Tracy Weber, my original yoga teacher. Why and when did you start practicing yoga? 1996, during a dark night of the soul, depressed, with an eating disorder. I felt so good and grounded from yoga, I knew if it could help me, it...

Find your own Pose

Whose life are you leading? Are you living your life, or following the herd, doing what the culture or society or your role models or parents demonstrated or even insisted what is right. It is crucial that we walk our own walk, find our own true and unique path. Other...