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Too Hard to Love Them? Just be Kind.

We are often encouraged to love one another, to love ourselves, and to understand that the very ground of being is love. But, the English word "love" is loaded. It is rife with multiple meanings and is tossed about in the vernacular like a half-deflated soccer ball. Simply put, it can be [...]

How to Write a Song in 5 Minutes

You ever get an earworm stuck in your head? Yes, snippets of pop songs often become earworms for most of us, but I'm talking about an original earworm... one that could be a song idea trying to come to you? In this video, watch the process of what I do when I [...]

Why Some People Don’t Like Music

Have you ever wondered why some people just don't seem to like music? Musical anhedonia is a brain condition that causes people to feel apathetic toward music, or even to dislike it outright. About 3-5% of the population experiences music anhedonia, and this means the reward centers in their brain are not [...]

You Have No Control: Becoming a Conscious Gardener

Psst… You have no control over your garden. Though our egos - and agri-business - would have us believe otherwise, we can never control nature. Attempting to force Gaia to bring forth only what we want, when we want, and how we see fit is a recipe for dysfunction. At the same [...]

A Music Meditation for Greater Life

Life. The energy that animates us, the spark that enlivens us, the light of our awareness. If Love is the ground of all being, then Life is what springs forth from that fertile matrix to create All That Is. It's easy to forget that we are alive. That sounds strange, does it [...]

Black Lives Matter: My Stand on Race Relations

In light of the tragic death of George Floyd - the latest in an unfortunately long line of wrongful deaths at the hands of institutional racism - I feel the need to make a clear statement about who I am and what I stand for. Through my groups Tingari and Sanjati and [...]

My Favorite Practice to Honor ANGER

Many people - including me - use yoga as a tool to deal with anger. I invite you to try it, too, but NOT just in the conventional, quiet, peaceful-looking way. The next time you feel angry, go to your yoga mat, roll it up into a tube, and use it to [...]

Live Sanjati Meditation for Stress Relief

Joel and I did a Facebook live broadcast of an hour-long live meditation concert featuring music from both of our Sanjati meditation music albums. We invite you to find a comfortable spot and immerse yourself deeply in this healing experience. <3    

Humidified Air Makes Healthy Humans

Did you know that dry air is one of the primary factors that spurs viral outbreaks? While lack of proper sun exposure and fresh produce are obvious factors in the prevalence of sickness during the winter months in temperate zones, researchers have found that the dry air inside our homes can contribute [...]

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Golden Immunity: Listen to This Meditation to Optimize Immune Function

When we feel afraid of getting sick, we may seek to "boost" our immune system, when that may not be the best way to stay well. Seeking to BALANCE the immune system in a state of perfect order will help you maintain wellness without artificially pushing your immune system toward one state [...]