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Encouraging Signs

March 27, 2017

“I learned most, not from those who taught me but from those who talked with me.” ~ St. Augustine Numerous recent studies have shown the benefits of learning a second language, such as building good multitasking skills, helping prevent dementia, strengthening memory, sharpening observation and improving decision making. Before you sigh, tell yourself you don’t […]

Art of Silence

March 12, 2017

“Nowadays, most men lead lives of noisy desperation.” ~ James Thurber The quote above is from a short story written by humorist James Thurber in 1956.  His statement was a play on the famous quote by Henry David Thoreau, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” I can’t help but think how welcome […]

The Golden Door

February 13, 2017

“What does love look like?  It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” ~ St. Augustine One of my […]

How to Roar

February 4, 2017

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I’m not going to shut up.” ~ Madeleine Albright Just like your body requires a good stretch before starting the day, it’s also important to wake up your face.  Whether you are preparing to pray, to protest, to […]

Transmutable

January 25, 2017

“The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke   A dear family member passed away at the beginning of last week, an especially difficult tragedy to handle during a time when current events were anything but trivial.  Strangely though, the upheaval and uncertainty […]

All Together Now

January 12, 2017

“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.” ~ Charles Kuralt There is an Italian saying, “L’unione fa la forza,” the literal translation being, “Union makes strength” or, to echo a recent sentiment, “Stronger together”.  It is a common idea: that there is strength […]

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 […]