Cultivating a Sense of Wonder

 “I ride the metro with God.” That was the thought that struck me at the end of chapter 7 of Donna Farhi’s Bringing Yoga to Life. The thought drove home the magnitude of creation, the sheer magnitude of Grace manifested into the diversity of this reality and its...

The Holidays Without the Hoopla

photo © 2009 Simon 'Kelp' Keeping | more info (via: Wylio) My husband and I don't give each other presents: not birthday presents, not anniversary presents, not Christmas presents. The appropriate cultural response: How do you show the other how much...

Transition

In her #reverb10 prompt this morning, Gwen Bell asked participants to define 2010 in one word. Mine is “transition.” While 2009 was actually the year in which I left my full time job, it was in 2010 that I really attempted to figure out what that meant. I...

Now you are 3

We threw a Fairy Tale themed birthday party for Maya the Saturday before she turned three.  Will party organizing get easier or harder as she gets older?Whenever the subject of birthdays had come up in the previous – oh, I don't know – 6 (!) months, Maya had been...

Happy Halloween

With more than 200 lollipops and 300 tootsie rolls handed out in less than two hours, we've survived the madness that is birthday-Halloween week.  The sugar high will live on for some time yet, due to the pumpkin full of chocolate and other sweets that Maya...

Yoga and the Political Activist

Among the first things I did when I got up this morning to proofread my paper on The Bhagavad Gita for yoga teacher training  was check Facebook (don't we all now?), which lead me to a book review on Green LA Girl on Yoga for a World Out of Balance. It's...