In California, detoxes are all the rage. I should know — I just moved to the sunny city of Santa Monica, California a few weeks ago — and it’s been a bit of a culture shock to say the least. It seems like everyone I meet is on a five-day juice fast, and I’ve never […]
Unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand the last few weeks, you’ve heard about #Occupywallstreet. Last I checked, there are currently Occupy events in over 1400 cities across the globe, and in approximately 400 cities in 48 states across America.
The movement has not gone unnoticed by the yoga community either — Michael Franti, […]
Yogis love to do good. We’re seeing it everywhere; service — selfless or not — is all the buzz. We’ve got Yoga Gives Back. Off the Mat Into the World. YogaAid. No doubt about it. This majority white, affluent, college-educated population is aware of its privilege and apparently wants to give back.
So what? There’s certainly […]
There are some thoughts that do not readily squeeze themselves into the tight-fitting corsets of coherent sentences. Instead, they seep out and linger in the silent blank spaces of the page.
I scrawled the above sentences in a torn and tattered notebook as I sat aboard a late night American Airlines flight home to Dallas. At […]
Michelle was ten years old when she met her soulmate.
His name was John, but she only knew him by the “pet name” he asked her to call him: Daddy. Michelle and John met in an online chat room. They instant messaged one another everyday when Michelle got home from school, while Michelle’s mom lay in […]
Originally posted on Huffington Post
Earlier this week, my friend and fellow YogaBrains contributor Derek Beres shared a shocking statistic on my Facebook wall: Over half of Americans do not believe in evolution. According to a recent Gallup Poll, approximately 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism, 32 percent in “theistic evolution” and only 15 percent acknowledge the reality of evolutionary […]
The Science of the Female Orgasm: Do Relationships Matter?
I have a confession to make. I’m tired of writing about yoga. I’ve been trying — really I have — but every time I sit down to write an article about yoga and politics, or modern spirituality, or how yogis could be a real force for change […]
Losing a Parent… and How Empty Spiritual Teachings Make It Worse
There is a ghost where my mother used to be. She looks like my mother, sounds like my mother… but she is not my mother.
She calls everyday. Every. Single. Day. Sometimes five – but more often ten, eleven, twelve times. The phone rings, and I […]
“Esalen is a state of consciousness as much as it is a physical place. It is a pagan monastery, a school of the mysteries, where seekers of every description come to find light. Breaking out of the crumbling structures of their past, they come to find themselves…For many, Esalen is where the tide turns in […]