La Familia

La Familia

The other night I went to my friends, Abby and Frankie’s, for dinner. Abby and Frankie have been together since the moment they met as Freshman at the University of Florida. Abby’s family was originally from Manhattan and Jewish, and Frankie’s family were Cuban,...
Happiness And The Cycle Of Pleasure & Desire

Happiness And The Cycle Of Pleasure & Desire

Lately life has been exceptionally expanded and happy. And for the first time in my nearly 60 years on this planet, I’m not collapsing into it,  I’m just enjoying it. Man, that took me a long time to figure out. In the last couple of years, I came to realize that...
Essentialism

Essentialism

For the first time in months I found myself struggling to write my Musing. I even had a strong inspiration, a phenomenal book called “Essentialism” by Geoff McKeown. So, as I waited to connect to my muse, my “golden thread,” it finally dawned on me. I don’t need to...
Enjoyment Versus Attachment

Enjoyment Versus Attachment

“In the end, it doesn’t matter how many breaths you take, but how many moments took your breath away.”                                                                                    Shing Xiong* I am currently staying at a home in the Berkeley Hills with an...
Centered Expansion

Centered Expansion

A dream come true has landed in my lap. A stunning north Berkeley home with an expansive, beautifully landscaped garden, has been gifted to me as a home base for a month. A month! It was exactly the vision I put out last year, then as part of my personal practice, I...