Transformational Moments Blog

by Ariel Kane

I was sitting at my desk going through my inbox when the offer to inspire myself came through. It came in the form of an email offering a photography class at the Raptor Trust, a facility in New Jersey dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating birds...

An Excerpt from Practical Enlightenment Let's investigate the phenomenon of linking up with those around you and your interconnectivity to other human beings. Start by becoming aware of your thought processes and internal conversation. Notice the changes in flavor, cadence or content of those thoughts. As you...

I had several choices of where to go and what to do, but I was drawn to the river that day. I was going fishing. At least that was what I had in mind when I headed down to my favorite stretch of the Musconetcong. The...

An excerpt from Being Here, Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment Click here for more information or to purchase this book Shya and I went to Bali, Indonesia for the first time as speakers for an Earth Conference, and it was there that we met Oka one day,...

Baby rarely “talks” out loud – unless it’s early morning when we haven’t roused fast enough to feed her. Then she has been known to race around the room verbalizing her displeasure. Primarily, however, Baby is quiet. Yet her feline form shouts her intent. Sleeping curled...

When I was a child, we said grace before our evening meals. During Sunday dinners, my parents generally deferred to my grandfather, who gave thanks in a more religious manner, usually starting with, “Dear Heavenly Father…”. As he spoke, we all held hands and bowed...

For years I have heard Ariel and Shya make the following suggestion to folks who are dating: go out with a variety of guys or gals - not just ones they think might be “The One.” To the best of my ability I listened to...

It was the Saturday morning of our annual fall weekend courses in Hamburg, Germany and we were experiencing a bit of “schmuddle weather.” Properly spelled in German that is “schmuddelwetter” which means drizzly and chilly with enough moisture in the air to make you feel...