Relationships Category Archive

Andrew’s Story

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Andrew Wilcox recently shared a story with me about his experiences with conscious lifestyle change. His story includes some insights that I haven’t really touched upon. I asked him if it would be okay to publish it here in my blog, and thankfully he agreed. Your lifestyle includes the work you do, the income you […]

High Earners Adrift

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Many of my readers have skills they can apply to earn incomes that are far above average — if they desire to apply those skills for that purpose. A lot of them are programmers or engineers. Some know how to invest or trade stocks. Some are just really good poker players. These people can earn […]

Conscious Spirituality

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Let me share some thoughts and ideas about consciously exploring your spiritual side, in the form of questions and answers, with the intention that it may help you explore your own spiritual path. Why spirituality? I use the word spirituality to refer to your current understanding of the entire universe of existence and your role […]


Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

This morning I was reading a small portion of The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda and came across this passage: What is duty after all? It is really the impulsion of the flesh, of our attachment; and when an attachment has become established, we call it duty. For instance, in countries where there is no marriage, there is no […]

Your Relationship Purpose Statement

Friday, September 4th, 2015

A spiritual purpose statement answers the question: Why am I here? A spiritual purpose statement for a relationship answers the question: Why are we in each other’s lives? Yesterday I felt inspired to create a spiritual purpose statement for my relationship with Rachelle. I figured it would be simplest if I took a first stab […]

Would You Sleep With a Married Person?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

The title assumes of course that the married person isn’t married to you. In light of the recent Ashley Madison revelations, apparently millions of people in North America would have to answer yes to this question. This is a multi-layered question. Let’s peel off some of those layers and look at them individually, so you […]

How to Be Vegan

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Here’s a primer on how to adopt and enjoy a long-term vegan lifestyle, which I’ve been doing for 18+ years. I’ll include a little advice on transitioning, but since it’s so easy to find good info on that with a simple Google search, I’ll focus more deeply on the long-term aspects of being vegan as opposed […]

Surviving Superintelligence

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Suppose a group of superintelligent aliens came to earth. Or suppose that humans developed some advanced A.I. that’s far beyond our mental and physical abilities. If we could somehow communicate with these beings, what might we say to them? We might be too scared to say anything. We might just run and hide. But if […]

The Spiritual Path of Veganism

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

At the time of this writing, I’ve been vegan for more than 18 years (vegetarian for 22 years). I’ve already written about transitioning to veganism, which I did during the 1990s. This time I’ll share some thoughts and feelings about what it’s like to be vegan as opposed to becoming vegan, especially with respect to living in a […]

Getting Started with D/s Play

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Occasionally people ask me how to get started with D/s play (aka domination and submission) with a willing partner. Sometimes they don’t know what questions to ask or where to begin. So this article is specifically for such people who’d like a gentle introduction to D/s play and some tips to get started. I think this […]