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What a Trip!

December 21, 2016

“Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing, those which average eyes would see as fixed and still.” ~ Rumi Ever since I can remember, I have felt an awareness of a living presence within every animal, plant, tree, flower or rock.  Even pieces of furniture, books, dishes, toys, appliances, automobiles or […]

Light Saber

November 21, 2016

“Though my soul may set in darkness, It will rise in perfect light, I have loved the stars too fondly To be fearful of the night.” ~ Sarah Williams (Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse, 1868) After a year filled increasingly with hateful bullying, angry shouting, profanity and scapegoating, the recent triumph of these tactics […]

Cat Power

October 31, 2016

“Never forget the most powerful force on earth is love.” Nelson Rockefeller Our modern lifestyle of extended sitting, whether in a car while commuting or at a desk while working, whether crouched on a couch while scrolling screens or semi-folded, watching TV, can make our back muscles stiff and sore.  Are you canvassing and knocking […]

Resting Bliss Face

October 5, 2016

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thích Nhat Hanh   Turn up the corners of your mouth. As a yoga therapist, my goal when teaching is to benefit both body and mind, to facilitate healing not only at the physical […]

The United States of Voting

September 5, 2016

“Don’t boo.  Vote.” ~ President Barack Obama   The President’s, by now, well-known advice that casting one’s vote, rather than merely giving one’s opinion, is what determines to whom we citizens give the job of running our government, is not merely a funny line, or potential words to be tweeted out or printed on a […]

The Joy of Joy

August 3, 2016

“Now I am light; now I fly; now I see myself beneath myself; now a god dances through me.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, From Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None   This morning I woke up a bit down.  Not a debilitating depression, but one that causes you to awaken with a “sigh” […]

Girl Power

July 18, 2016

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~ Alice Walker On the day of the New York Primary Elections this past April, women affixed their “I voted” stickers to the headstone of Susan B. Anthony’s grave, in tribute. Susan B. Anthony, a leader in the women’s […]

Above the Eyes

June 27, 2016

“That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, But that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” ~ Chinese proverb   Recently we’ve been bombarded with news of mass shootings, forest fires, politics and the consequences of xenophobia (throwing the UK into chaos and nominating […]

Running Up That Hill

June 13, 2016

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.  It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.  You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” ~ Atticus […]

Encore

May 16, 2016

“All that is gold does not glitter; not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither; deep roots are not reached by the frost.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien A couple of weeks ago I read that singer Billy Paul had recently passed away.  One of Paul’s biggest hits was a […]