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Holiday Yoga 101

HOLIDAY YOGA POSE #1: Holding tongue, restraining ego, walking on eggshells. Breathe. HOLIDAY YOGA POSE #2: Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Rinse. Repeat. HOLIDAY YOGA POSE #3: Feet firmly planted on the ground, eyes closed, shoulders surrendered. Mantra: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, […]

Merry Christmas!

Now is the moment of magic, when the whole, round earth turns again toward the sun, and here’s a blessing: the days will be longer and brighter now, even before the winter settles in to chill us….Now is the moment of magic, and here’s a blessing: we already possess all the gifts we need; we’ve […]

Holiday’s Mirth

May your mind be free of worry so you are open to new possibilities. May your body be unburdened so you can dance with great joy. May your spirit be light so you can embrace life’s magic. Wishing you peace, love and mirth this holiday season and in the new year ahead. With love and […]

The Geese Aren’t Decorating Trees

When I walk in the woods, I understand things. There is a natural rhythm to everything around me — birth, life, death, seasons. Being in nature resonates with me — it connects me to this world and this life in a way nothing else does, save for my writing. And so, when I get stuck, […]

Christmas by the Seat of My Pants [redux]

[Reprinted from December 2010, because I know I needed the reminder. Maybe you did to.] There was never any question. On Easter we drove to Pennsylvania, discovered giant baskets of chocolate, hunted for colored eggs in the yard, and ate ham, brussels sprouts and creamed cucumbers for dinner. There was always a cake shaped like […]

Trying on a New Tradition

This time of year is steeped in tradition—those of our family, our religion, our community. As if by rote, we bring out the decorations, put up the tree, hang the lights, sings the songs, and eat the foods that are our customs. But, do they still resonate with us? Do they fill our hearts in […]