Exit the Matrix and Take Control of Your Own Life

At the end of The Matrix, Keanu Reeve’s character Neo was getting pounded by the incessant attacks from the agents of the system, especially agent Smith.  He was beaten down so badly, that he practically died. But then, he was struck with a revelation.  Something clicked.  Neo stood back up with an insight and a … Continue reading Exit the Matrix and Take Control of Your Own Life

The Formula for Success and Happiness and Maybe the Meaning of Life

In a 1929 interview with the New York Times, Albert Einstein came up with his formula for success. It looks like this: A = X + Y + Z He said, “A is Success, while X is Work, Y is Play, and Z is Keeping Your Mouth Shut.” If we read into it, we kind … Continue reading The Formula for Success and Happiness and Maybe the Meaning of Life

Is That Yoga, or Just a Pose? And What Happens When a Monk Loses His Sh*t?

I’m not the best yoga “instructor”.  There. I said it. And you knew that.   I can lead a good hatha class, but I’m not an asana expert. Those instructors who can take us though a flawless flow are amazing at what they do and I love it.  Vinyasa baby! But … that was never … Continue reading Is That Yoga, or Just a Pose? And What Happens When a Monk Loses His Sh*t?

A License to be Happy

I just saw one of those old, tired “motivational” platitudes, posted on Linkedin:  It reads, “Tell me I can’t do it and I’ll show you I can.”  Show who?  Who is this “you”?  Who gives a shit? Where does this phantom “you” get such bullshit, gas-lighting authority and judgement to call us out? Well, the … Continue reading A License to be Happy