April 1, 2013

I’ve got some big (little) news. [April Fool’s]

Warning: nothing is true.

Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant, announces Engagement. And that’s not All.

I’m engaged.

And that’s not all. We’re pregnant.

Update on the recent news: Elephant acquired by Alo, merges with Wanderlust to form mindful media empire. Here’s the purchase price.

It’s my pleasure to let Elephant readers know something only my closest friends have known (and only for the last few weeks or so, we were waiting ’til we were three weeks in)—I’m honored to announce my engagement with a young lady who many of you have seen on Elephant, and in my Instagram stories and life, recently.

Many of you know her well. She’s a wonderful writer, a dancer, a silly monkey, a talent, a passionate vegan cook, a loving partner…she lives down South, we “met” just six months or so ago and have been visiting one another as often as possible over the last months.

And somehow, being two media-happy folks, we managed not to instagram all about the pregnancy.

While I’m sorry not to be able to go into more detail, I can say I’m not only head over heels but I feel like we have a good, solid, grounded friendship.

While we haven’t yet lived together or spent as much time together as we’d like, the long distance relationship, and being on my own most of the time, has taught me many lessons about love, letting go, loneliness, trust, and commitment.

We both want to have many children.

Thanks very much for listening.

Yours in happiness,

Waylon Lewis.







I'm sad to say that my dream girl has broken our engagement. 

Apparently, she doesn't exist, which I'm supportive of and understanding 

about...but she feels we're just incompatible, her being fantastic, while 

I'm "totally attached" to reality.

With mutual respect and deep, 24-hour sadness, we've agreed to part ways.


On the eve of April 2nd.
Boulder, Colorado.


Relephant Bonus:

Melissa Moffet & Waylon Lewis talk Dating...Mindfully.

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kozmickev Apr 2, 2019 4:55pm

wow congratulations and welcome to the toughest job you will ever love. I approve of this journey!

Mark Shoup Apr 2, 2019 6:27am

This isn’t an April Fool’s joke is it? If not, then congratulations!!

Ana Pernas Freire Apr 2, 2019 5:13am

So happy for you both!! All the best!! Enjoy it ?❤️

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Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.