Advice: Should I Quit Everything and Become a Yoga Teacher?

Question: I just turned 41 and am at something of a life impasse. I have written one book which did pretty well and am now grappling with the ‘difficult second album’ syndrome of book two. Book one was literary (poetry), but since I have gotten deeper into yoga, my spiritual life has opened up in a way that feels incompatible …

Why is it so hard to get on the mat?

Why is it so hard to get up off my rump and practice? Why is it the last thing I want to do? Why is it when I feel so edgy and crumbly and nutty and twinchy I would rather sit on this and eat on that and shit on him and snip at her. Why on earth do I …

I lied to a Guru (the live version)

This story has been told only once in public. It is the most ridiculous (to date) stunt I have pulled. I still cringe when I think about it.

This Yoga Festival is Making Me Feel Like Shit

I travelled across North America to assist at a yoga festival. I thought it would inspire. Instead I found myself crying in an outdoor port-a-potty like a teenage girl at a rave…Why is it that sometimes when I do yoga, or teach yoga or are around yogi’s I feel like a super bag of shit? CLICK HERE for the whole nightmarish …

Don’t Buy Another Online Program- a manifesto for enlightenment

I was feeling really down yesterday.
“I don’t make enough money.”
“I work too hard.”
“I’m not appreciated for what I do.”
“No one cares.”
“I should just quit.”
I was throwing myself a real fucking pity party, and of course I found myself squished down the rabbit hole of the internet and emerged out onto a website that blew me away…

Don't Buy Another Online Program- a manifesto for enlightenment

I was feeling really down yesterday.
“I don’t make enough money.”
“I work too hard.”
“I’m not appreciated for what I do.”
“No one cares.”
“I should just quit.”
I was throwing myself a real fucking pity party, and of course I found myself squished down the rabbit hole of the internet and emerged out onto a website that blew me away…

Re-Awakening

What I have read about the awakening state (a state that is nearing enlightenment) is positive. Words I have heard used to describe this state are bliss, oneness, interconnectedness, deep inner knowing. I’m not sure what horseshoe got up any of these lightheads ass because I did not feel any of these feelings- not once. How do I know I …