Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Show Will Go On.

Yesterday was my last show on VoiceAmerica. At this point, I am leaving VoiceAmerica due to the financial side of the business. Garnering sponsorship $$$ is no easy feet, especially considering the current status of the economy. I have had 15 wonderful shows with 15 amazing guests and I am very honored to say that we had a wonderful turn out of listeners support.

I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you who supported me during the first part of this great venture; guests, listeners and the VoiceAmerica staff.

Now, the show will go on and I am in an active seeking/discussion state in terms of bringing the show to the next level. Stay tuned there is so much more to come in this area.

With Gratitude,


Monday, November 17, 2008

BKS Iyengar

When asked in an interview with Yoga Journal (december 2008), BKS Iyengar who will be celebrating his 90th birthday, said he himself does not even know what Iyengar Yoga is and that he just tries to get the physical body in line with the mental body, the mental body in line with the intellectual body, and the intellectual body in line with the spiritual body so they are all balanced. As he says, its just pure traditional yoga for our ancestors, gurus and Patanjali. BRILLIANT!

I encourage you to read this short and simple one page article. It is far more than about yoga, it is about the art of living and BKS Iyengar at 90 is living!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My most important lesson

Unconditional Love for Self. Through it all I have found that having unconditional love of self will lead to everything else falling into place. When you love yourself unconditionally you will love all unconditionally. You will leave the Ego and find peace of mind, peace of heart, peace of soul/spirit. You will be what you wish to see in others, in the world. It shows, people see, people feel, your being, your presence and this alone makes the world a better place and feeds the unconditional love of self and others.

Friday, November 14, 2008

What is today? Simply put, the most wonderful, joyous, beautiful day! Why? Because you are alive and that alone means opportunities exist for you. Now, things may be happening but so are you. I do understand that not all days feel so wonderous and not all days feel so joyous, or look so beautiful. However, as a human being, a spirit/soul roaming this wonderful life on this beautiful planet we can choose to live and do so each day with the understanding that we are so blessed to have this opportunity to make the most out of this day and each and every moment of every day.

Others may not be so fortunate as their spirits may pass on, etc. but I do believe and I strongly feel that they would always want us to be and feel alive and too live for the day and experience. In the wake of Veterans Day and just a beautiful reflection on life I am honored for all those who have walked this earth and helped it too be. I am honored for all those who served to give us, the people of this wonderful land the opportunity to live free and create our opportunity.

So, today is the most wonderful, joyous, and beautiful day!

Namaste and Om Shanti

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tip O'd Day

Practice Makes 'Perfect'

To say what perfection means for you is not the point, I will encourage you to find your own perfection. I can say this and through personal experience, that developing an everyday practice that is built on a solid foundation, with strong core principles and concepts, daily application and constant exploration and thus discover will lead you to your perfection. In and off it all I find perfection in each and every moment of everyday, this is my choice and my vision.

The point is to practice and do so with as clear of intention and a present consciousness and you will indeed live a life without limits. The key is the practice is daily and it is and must be done with mindfulness, awareness, and an openness that allows for the experiences of everyday life to penetrate and exist in a peaceful manner.

Practice and Practice the Way each and every moment of every day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tip of the Day

Less is More!

Yes, today's philosophical view is the fact that less is more in life. Therefore I challenge you to give up one thing!

The particular area of interest I am asking for you to give is in your nutritional approach. So, give up one thing Sugar based item, examples are the basics like sugar in your coffee or any sweetener except Stevia; cookies, cakes, ice creams, etc; milk; yogurt; candy; chocolate; or anything you think falls into this category.

1 week of this item completely gone, a complete detox of this particular item of your choice with the one exception, it must be considered a sugar item.

Please share your story, contribute, commit, share, support, encourage.

Yes I will

Again I am out on the trails, running through the hills, floating, leaping, hopping, skipping, dodging, hurdling, trotting, hiking, trekking, bouldering, up and down the hills through the rocky trail and beautiful trails.

A beautiful morning, overcast with a nice mist after a light rain fall so the ground is damp but not muddy and the hills are glowing golden as the grass has a dusting of water feeding its blades. So alive, so awake, so present feeling the heart beat, hearing the lungs pump in fresh oxygen, the prespiration building on the skin, seeping into the layering of my clothes.

Free to roam, and move my soul into the light of the day, move my body up, down and all around, no agenda just enjoying each step, each breathe while listening the beautiful sounds of Micheal Franti filling my ears with his amazing lyrics and tones.

Wow, it is truly for me the art of living, the practice of living, the way of life. Open to all the infinite possibilities that exist, fulling being and being in the moment.

I sing to myself, Yes I Will, yes I will climb this mountain, yes I will scale this rock, yes I will overcome these obstacles in front of me, yes I will take it one step at a time feeling the rhythm and flow of each foot fall, yes I will live and breathe in each moment, yes I will take in the scenery and all that is around me and in me, yes I will live this day as the day, the penultimum of days, yes I will,,,,,

This Weeks Guest, Dr. Bruce Lipton

Dr. Bruce LIpton will amaze and challenge your Biology of Belief, which he is also the author of.

Dr. Bruce Lipton is an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit. He has been a guest speaker on dozens of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national conferences.

Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville before joining the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Lipton’s research on muscular dystrophy, studies employing cloned human stem cells, focused upon the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behavior.
Dr. Lipton has taken his award-winning medical school lectures to the public and is currently a sought after keynote speaker and workshop presenter. He lectures to conventional and complementary medical professionals and lay audiences about leading-edge science and how it dovetails with mind-body medicine and spiritual principles. He has been heartened by anecdotal reports from hundreds of former audience members who have improved their spiritual, physical and mental well being by applying the principles he discusses in his lectures. He is regarded as one of the leading voices of the new biology. Dr Lipton’s work summarizing his findings, entitled The Biology of Belief, (Mountain of Love/Elite Books, 296 pages, $25, hardcover, ISBN 0-9759914-7-7).

Childhood Obesity and Heart Disease...WOW!

Today a recent study said that “The arteries of many obese children and teenagers resemble those of 45 year olds, suggesting that they are at early risk of heart disease.’

WOW! This blows me away. As a heath and wellness professional I am concerned on many levels about the health and wellness of our present and future generations. This is just one of many such studies pointing out the challenges we face as world in our fight against health.

We can shift this paradigm! Yes, we have the choice to shift this paradigm but it requires a shift in the our context of truth behind what is and what it means and how we do it. And, we need the informers of the research, the media to tell the truth. As a talk radio show host and health and wellness professional it is my obligation to do the same.

So I am here to say you need to rethink your approach to health and wellness and stop reading the newspaper, stop reading those magazines and listen to the words of the true experts.

Here it is. It comes down to your environment, both internal and external and the choices you make which influence your environment, including the food you eat, drink you consume, how you move your body, the work place, your family, your friends, and the stress that comes with that and most important is the Biology of your Belieft, your thoughts. Stop thinking and start to educate, open your mind, and increase your awareness.

I am one of many who can help you with this. Not only can I educate you I can send you to numerous resources that can do the same.

So you want the answers? Great then ask and I will give them. Because I can write them down and share them with you but most likely your current belief system will prevent you from implementing these ideas. My truth is you can and would if you had the chance to speak with someone like myself, who can educate you on the process which it is, a process.

You CAN DO IT! But the proper direction, education and support structure is necessary, the environment.

I ask you are you at your best? Is your current system working for you? If so, then you are in rare company according to the numbers and studies and I am so happy for you and I encourage you to keep doing what you are doing and tighten it up if you can.

If not, ask, empty your mind of what you have learned (I have had to do the same which truly has changed my health and wellness to another level, for the positive), and seek out education. I will give you all the resources and support you if you would like. YOU CAN DO IT!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

There is so much to explore beneath the surface

Reflecting on the times at hand and my great conversation with Steve Cotter I am so intrigued with the idea of surface vs depth. I know I am one who seeks the depths and finds the light in the process but I am also one who teaches the depths, the 'esoteric' of movement, stillness, life.

Yesterday on the surface we as a nation of the United States elected an "African"-American as President. This the first time ever we have had something other than a 'white' man as President of the country and as has been said ruler of the Free World. Yes, this is an amazing and historic and transformational/transcedent time in the history of the world. We need to have gratitude for those who saw this as an opportunity to shift the paradigm of the current state of beliefs and move forward beyond the surface.

The surface is the skin color, the term African-American or White to the fact that we are all humans who truly have more in common the we do differences. The differences exist in our contexts of truths but the realities of logical is we are all humans with so much of our depths interrelated that we when actually look beyond the surface, when we awaken to the see the light in the depths we see that we are bound together by more things in common than differences.

There is few things/areas where we do not have choice: our parents/family, where we are born, the color of our skin, and those first few years of our life when we are discovering and doing so in an environment where we did not choose and those are pivotal years as they become our sub or unconscious behaviors in our latter years.

So, based on this information is our context on truth related to these things such as where we come from and color of our skin really a deep truth in our soul or more a subconscious belief or a socialized belief? I am not sure but I do belief we are all created equal in many senses, maybe not with opportunity but the intended is not to say one person is less or more than another.

How can we fairly judge another? More important, can we?

When acting take a look at the depth of things, beyond your scope, beyond the context of your truth. Be open with your eyes, ears, hands, arms, heart to the possibility that exists not only for you but all. The world is bigger than the individual, it truly is a collection of individuals and all the things that make it up.

Awaken, come alive and look into the depth of your soul, of others, or the nature of being and existence. Be flexible, be strong, and understand that there is more than meets the eye. Be considerate and kind, be compassionate and loving. Why Fear, has it helped you, have you seen it help others?

There is so much to explore beneath the surface.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

This weeks Guest, Steve Cotter

Join me and Steve Cotter tomorrow, Wednesday at 1 p.m. PST on

Steve Cotter draws from an extensive and diverse background as a champion athlete and cutting-edge trainer to develop some of the most complete and exciting programs in strength and conditioning today.

Throughout his lifelong study, Steve continues to research and implement the most effective training methods in kettlebells, martial arts, qigong, strength and conditioning, athletics and human performance fields. He constantly improves his skills and abilities to benefit, teach and motivate you.

Cotter shares his years of experience as a martial artist, world-class athlete and fitness coach to design and supervise programs for those who take their training seriously. While each client is unique, a common theme always presents itself in Steve's training programs; an unyielding focus, unparalleled intensity and precise attention to detail.

To learn more about Steve please visit his website and his community.

Monday, November 03, 2008

context, everything has context based on truths formulated from beliefs, expectations, assumptions, judgements, etc. Therefore I ask how can anyone truly be right or wrong if we only know from our own context? This notion & perspective on context helps me to be more present, more open to life & all the people & experiences, to truly understand the concept of here & now, the idea that evrything is divine, is perfect as is in the moment. Now if we do not like something & we are conscious & present with 'it' then we can take action based on our choir(s) & create the context we wish, want, desire!

For you this may or may not resonate based on your context to a word, the phrase/statement or idea of what I am presenting. This is your choice & your actions will support this truth. Whatever they be I have unconditional love, compassion, respect, gratitude, & peace for you. I applaud you for acting in your truth.

A reflection on one of my take sways from this weekends coaching course.

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

So, taking a look and reflecting on my life and its current state and place I have thought about how I best wanted to use my blog. Initially it was all fitness, a way to share my workouts with my coach and others whom might be interested. But as it and I have evolved and involved the blog has progressed more to a free flowing philosophical reflection on life and aspects, things, etc. about life and living.

This being said I plan to use this as a place to continue to share Joelosophy on how to life live without limits. I plan to write and share thoughts about what it all means. If your interested in more details about my workouts please email or make a comment, I am more than willing to share.

I hope this blog and my writings help you and others in some way. I hope to bring to you others inspirational pieces that will do the same and more. This is a place to enhance, inspire, share, feel free and open, be compassionate and expand/transcend.

Thank you for your support and stay tuned! :-)