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The Escape Room

I am an escaper. I have spent my life trying to figure out ways to escape when things get hard, when my emotions are heightened. If something appears in my life that feels difficult and overwhelming, my automatic response is to try to run away. Ever wonder why running is such a popular exercise? For a long time, I escaped through books, novels, especially. I didn’t like things about my […]

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The Sense and Essence Podcast, Episode 1: “Why Meditate?”

What’s the big deal about meditation? Why are people always talking about it? Can it really change your life? My friend Dan Staub and I very much believe it can, and for the better. In this first episode of our Sense and Essence Podcast, we discuss what initially brought each of us to meditation as well as some of the benefits we’ve noticed in our lives through a regular practice. […]

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The Job That Always Pays

“On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.” –Bhagavad Gita We think that our purpose in this life is to find a paying job we like, so we can have money to fulfill our needs and desires. From an early age, we ask kids, “What do you want to be when […]

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Awake or Asleep?

I’ve always had so many questions. When I was in first grade in a city Catholic school, for instance, and a nun started teaching us about Adam and Eve, I raised my hand and asked how all the people in the world could possibly be made from just two people. Especially if incest was wrong. (Though I doubt that’s how I phrased it.) The nun told me to go back […]

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