Enough is Enough

The Holiday Season is upon us again! Does that make you smile or cringe? Do you happily anticipate peace, fun with family and friends, joy, gratitude, light, warmth and hope? Or does it portend exhaustion, depression, gluttony, anxiety, overwhelm, and financial...

The Poses You Hate

My husband likes to pose the intriguing question, “ Do you think it’s more important to feed your strengths or shore up your weaknesses?” As an Economist and a musician who’s spent many years playing in bands, he understands the value of specialization. Obviously, to...

Cleanliness and Holiness

Yoga is Distillation – the process of extracting the essence of base materials to create something pure and refined. On this path, WE are the base material. As a holistic lifestyle practice, yoga removes the impurities that prevent us from dwelling in our natural...

Collection

The classic definition of yoga is “Yogas chitta vritti nirodhah” (Yoga is the calming and quieting of the turbulence in your personal energy field. –PYS 1.2) Okay, so what exactly is a “personal energy field?” It sounds like some vague, new age hooey, “Back off, Man!...

The Other Shoe

“King Solomon once searched for a cure against depression. He assembled his wise men together. They meditated for a long time and gave him the following advice: Make yourself a ring and have thereon engraved the words ‘This too shall pass.’ The King carried out the...

Lost in Translation

Many years ago I got certified to teach English as a second language. Our ESL teacher shared a story I will never forget: One year, the owners of a large indoor shopping mall in Japan, enamored by all things American, decided to erect an enormous US-style Christmas...