Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant journal & Walk the Talk, announces engagement.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 1, 2013
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I’m engaged.

It’s my pleasure to let elephant readers know something only my closest friends have known (and only for the last month or so)—I’m honored to announce my engagement with a young lady who has up until now—for her and her family’s privacy’s sake—gone unnamed until now. Many of you know her well. She’s a wonderful writer, a talent, a passionate dog welfare heroine, an artist…she lives outside of Vancouver, we met a year or so ago and have been visiting one another as often as possible over the last 13 months.

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

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, though we’ll likely wait for a time.

Thanks very much for listening.

Yours in happiness,

Waylon Lewis.

{April Fools’ edition}



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.



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & 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, is now available.


33 Responses to “Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant journal & Walk the Talk, announces engagement.”

  1. Beverly says:

    Congratulations and best wishes!

  2. Sally Lander says:

    That's wonderful; much love from an Elephant fan in England

  3. Ben_Ralston says:

    Congratulations Waylon! I think you've got a great recipe for success: long distance relationship, not much time spent really living together, and an April 1st announcement. Can we look forward to a Spring wedding next year?!

  4. Dan Wentworth says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful April news! I wish you all the happiness and joy you deserve.

  5. isabel says:

    Congratulations to both of you!

  6. elephantjournal says:

    This being April 1, that's not saying much.

  7. SwamiMike says:

    Much Happiness to you both!

  8. elephantjournal says:

    By my lovely, foolish ma: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/04/unconditio… (check your calendars, friends)

  9. Black Dirt Goddess says:


  10. Mamaste says:

    WL, so sorry you're off the market. And with that soulful post of a day or two ago. I was just compiling a list of eligibles. Oh well, any takers for the list of the lonely hearts?

  11. John Joseph says:

    April Fools!!!!

  12. Annie Ory says:


  13. isabel says:

    Qu'e pena! Y yo que me quer'ia casar con W …!

  14. Guest says:

    Phew – About had a heart attack! (A girl can dream. 🙂

    Congrats! (On a hilarious post that is…)

  15. Edith says:

    Same thought here!!!!

  16. joysy says:

    How funny. I knew this was "pesce d'aprile" the second I saw your fb post. hahaha. good one.

  17. Mamaste says:

    OK girls…he's back on the market! Whew. ~Mamaste

  18. greenbless says:

    Mazel Tov! Agreeing with Ben, and you're great recipe for success — save the date? Will it be a white wedding?

  19. @downwarddog says:

    I really hope this is not an April Fools joke! If not – woo hoo and Congrats Waylon!

  20. Renee says:

    I was just thinking the same thing!!

  21. Edmund says:

    Hey Waylon,

    Comgratulations! Is this for real? Or is it an April Fool's joke? 🙂


  22. Karen says:

    Woot! Congratulations!!!

  23. Mary says:

    Many children, eh?

  24. Cynthia says:

    NO! NO! NO! April Fools!

  25. maxzografos says:

    Almost had me there . . .

  26. Sarvasmarana says:

    April Fools! 🙂

  27. Claire says:

    Thank you for any other wonderful post. Where else may just anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of

    writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the search for such info.

  28. Jame says:

    You really make it seem so easy along with your presentation however I find

    this matter to be really something which I think I might by

    no means understand. It sort of feels too complicated and

    extremely huge for me. I am looking forward to your subsequent put

    up, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  29. Jerry says:

    i am already married to both of you. So legally this can't really work. At least not until April 2nd!

  30. Kelly Drennan says:

    Very beautifully written! All the best if true and if not true all the best as well! P.s. AWESOME car!

  31. jlc says:

    Sweet Pea! You promised you wouldn't post about our engagement on your website. What happened?

  32. instincts says:

    I enjoy reading a post that can make people think.

    Also, thanks for allowing for me to comment!

  33. Stephanie McGraw says:

    I really wanted to be happy for you…and I was although I was also disappointed. I selfishly want you to be single because if you are single then it OBVIOUSLY makes sense that I am. I mean you’re a scholar and intellectual of emotional health and becoming one’s best self…I’m just a hot mess trying to figure myself out and not create collateral damage…well, happy April fool’s day, Waylon