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Date registered: November 27, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Latest Online Article: Responding to Life’s Challenges with Mindfulness — February 11, 2020
  2. John’s Closing thoughts on 2018 — December 31, 2018
  3. Reflections: Feb/March — March 26, 2018
  4. a helpful reminder for a winter day… — March 8, 2018
  5. New Years Update 2018! — January 5, 2018

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Feb 11

Latest Online Article: Responding to Life’s Challenges with Mindfulness

Dear Friends, I recently wrote an article about how to respond to life’s challenges with Mindfulness. Read it on the Good Therapy San Diego website where I currently practice as a clinical psychologist. Read it here!

Dec 31

John’s Closing thoughts on 2018

John’s Closing thoughts on 2018 “For real hope, as distinguished from wishful thinking, we ought not look first to our technological cleverness or abstractions about progress of one kind or another, but rather to the extent and depth of our affections, which set boundaries on what we do and direct our intelligence to better or …

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Mar 26

Reflections: Feb/March

This month I am reflecting on how yoga has at its core a very simple, yet hard to practice teaching of being fully present and awake at this moment. The poet Mark Nepo writes: “The further I wake into this life, the more I realize that God is everywhere and the extraordinary is waiting quietly …

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Mar 08

a helpful reminder for a winter day…

The Practice Of The Wild by Gary Snyder All of us are apprenticed to the same teacher that the religious institutions originally worked with: reality. Reality-insight says … master the twenty-four hours. Do it well, without self-pity. It is as hard to get the children herded into the car pool and down the road to …

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Jan 05

New Years Update 2018!

Monday and Weds 1. Vinyasa – 6:15 pm – 90m – YogaSource Palo Alto 2. Restorative – 8:15pm – 75m – YogaSource Palo Alto Check out my newsletter! 

Jun 23

I’m teaching all of my public classes this weekend!

Nov 17

the touch of self-compassion

Do you sometimes get down on yourself for not being perfect? Do you notice yourself being unkind to yourself when you make mistakes? Or maybe you get caught up in frustration when something does not turn out as you had hoped? Can you be self-critical or overly demanding of yourself? Or maybe you are struggling …

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Sep 20

Friday: Fall Equinox Restorative – Sep 23

Jan 28


Today, I see your face, the stones start spinning. Out of the empty, vast landscape You suddenly appear. All my studying wanders. I lose my place. This river water turns pearly. This Fire dies down and does not consume. In your presence I do not want what I thought I wanted, those three little hanging …

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Dec 11

Poem Response to Rumi

What will our children do in the morning? Will they wake with their hearts wanting to play their arms wide open and outstretched perfectly enough like wings so they may take flight? Will they have dreamed the needed flights and gathered enough strength from planets to teach us to care for Mother Earth and her …

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