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  • Hidden Treasures

    At my nephew’s graduation in the small city of Tunja, Colombia, the graduating class was around sixteen kids. They entered in pairs from either side of the stage as their names were…
  • Pep Talk

    I’ve hit a wall of complete overwhelmedness lately, not just with the world at large and the state of our country, but with my own personal life. Then I read this: “Do…
  • This Mess We’re In…

    As a club member of way too many minorities and victim of too many hashtags, I’d like to share with you something I’ve learned. You don’t have to agree with me to…
  • Bathing In The Rain…

    Being a die hard water baby, I wasn’t about to leave Japan without going to an onsen (bathhouse). Three challenges lay between me and the dream. The first hurdle is that thanks…
  • Visions To Be Seen…

    "You think I have visions because I am an Indian. I have visions because there are visions to be seen." ~Buffy Saint-Marie (Singer)   Celts are an ancient and mystical people with…
  • Happy Interdependence Day!

    What if instead of celebrating our independence we celebrated our interdependence- all the ways in which we came together, collaborated, leaned into each other and became stronger and steadier as a community…
  • Risky Business

    ‘Does saying you’re a yoga teacher in a room full of people with “real jobs”’ ever make you feel less than or not as intelligent as the other people in the room?’…
  • As Above, So Bellow

    I was the fourth ship.      Behind Niña, Pinta, Santa María,      Lost at sea while watching a seagull,      Following the wind and sunset skies,      While…
  • Just One Arrow

    “One arrow. Thousands of arrows.” ~Buddha As it was explained to me by my teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker- the first arrow is the cause of pain. Thousands of arrows are the thousands…
  • No One Gets A Free Pass On Being Human…

    “Any questions?” I asked. “My feet don’t touch my head”, a student exclaimed deafeningly loud, almost accusingly, in regard to their scorpion pose. It wasn’t a question. So all I said was…