Santosha and tapas in subscription boxes

What I have is a flower that bloomed from a seed packet we’ve had for years that I finally planted in haste in June because our vegetable garden is having a rough year and I’d really like to see something other than non-flowering weeds happen in fresh dirt in our yard. Beautiful things from tiny seeds…

Is your soul hidden?

Poem credit: Bly, Robert. Kabir : ecstatic poems / versions by Robert Bly. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004. Print. It seems like more than a year has passed since I found a new poem that I liked enough to share at one of my yoga classes. Then bam! I picked up a book at the library, and the…

2013: Things that will stay the same

Baking and trying new dinner recipes with Steve Teaching yoga to my most excellent yoga friends at Green Body …and to my yoga friends at my workplace “Traveling” in my hometown: checking out new food, art, trails, experiences Squeezing more vegetables into my diet Enjoying our still-fairly-newly remodeled basement Loving huckleberry tea Now and then, mostly…

Rat Race

Santosha, baby. Be content. No students appeared at my Tuesday class this week. Perhaps I should say no other students, for there is teacher and learning moment in everything, including a room with just one person in it. The occasion allowed me some quiet practice alone – time to breathe, and time to work on…

Bursting

My mom took this photo! I am so proud of her, her talents, and her care. We were very lucky to take a trip to Maine together, this spring, where she took this photo. In most of the yoga classes I teach, there is a point early in the class when I invite people to…

Santosha with a dash of Aparigraha

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” — Tony Robbins It’s taken me a little while, but I think I’ve found a way to close a yoga class that I really like. Why not speak of gratitude, at every opportunity? I’ll leave it at that – if you’d like to experience it, come…

Gratitude

We’re nearing the shopping season and there will always be stylish, fun clothes that I want to buy and wear around town, and things that I’d love to use to decorate my house. The list goes on: I’m a designer and I value beautiful things. This year, it’s not just my bank account, but my…