by Eric Santillan In high school or college, first year students are called Freshmen, second years are called Sophomores, those in third are called Juniors; and those in fourth are called Seniors. I could understand the words "Freshmen", "Junior" and "Senior". But what does Sophomore mean? For a while, I thought Sophomore meant "second year". … Continue reading Sophomores of Life
Contemplating on how I want to live recently, I became clear in the last few months that I needed to create more space in my life. My life is full, which is a wonderful thing — I have lots of people in my life who care about me, want to spend time with me, want to … Continue reading Create a More Spacious Life
Making decisions--the life-changing kind--is one of the hardest things to do. It is never easy to make changes in your life. As humans, we have the capacity to make do, to adapt, to get used to things. And according to Newton’s Law of Inertia, any change in life needs more energy and force than just … Continue reading Stretch Before You Leap
The algorithm of what’s happening in the world today: Faith - Vulnerability or Mystery = Extremism. Brene Brown It’s when we use our faith/religion as our main mouthpiece— a way to bulldoze and bully other people’s beliefs that we do what goes against religion in its most basic essence. Religion, I was told in high … Continue reading Religion as Religare
The title is from a movie I saw a year ago. The Feast of Love is a movie about the different facets of love, and answers real life questions about suffering and fear and hope.
by Leo Baubata In all of my many challenges and habit changes and book writing and learning, I’ve found one thing to be the most powerfully beneficial to all growth, learning and training. I call it the Rule of the Edge. Here’s the rule: practice at your edge most of the time. And this rule is what … Continue reading The Rule of the Edge
by Eric Santillan We can live life generally in two ways. One way is to live life without asking any questions-- to just go through every day as if there is nothing more significant than what we do, how we are, where we are. We can live life like it does not affect us, like … Continue reading Shake Your Soul
I don’t consider myself a parenting expert, but I have helped raise six kids (along with their mothers), and being a father has been one of the most rewarding things in my life. And while I’m not a perfect father, I think I’m pretty good at it. Mostly because I absolutely love it. Eva and … Continue reading The Best Things I’ve Learned About Raising Children