The start of a new year is always a good time for reflection. For many, it might be the only time set aside to be introspective. But what if we were to ask ourselves more than once a year: “what is most important?” What is most important – for this hour, for this day, for…… Continue reading What is Most Important?
2020 was a year that none of us will ever forget. No person has had the year that they originally expected, but I am extremely grateful for the many moments I could make this year and the time I had with family, friends and loved ones. I got to finish my Harvard Masters degree with…… Continue reading A Year Like No Other
I found it strange that in my yoga teacher training that there were two distinct elements: air and space. I thought they would have been the same element. Based on the teaching in Ayurveda (Sanskrit for “science of life”), everything in nature is composed of five elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. I have…… Continue reading Making Space for Wisdom
What used to be here? What is the natural state of the land? What would happen to the land if left to its own devices? What might then grow? What animals might arrive? The history of a piece of land can tell a lot about the type of ecosystem that used to be there and…… Continue reading What was naturally there?
Where are you? But really, where are you? Is it a chair? What’s around you? What do you see? What do you feel? What do you hear? We are generally so unaware of ourselves, of others, of the world around us. But much of what we do requires our awareness – our jobs, our relationships,…… Continue reading Being Where You Are
No one day is the same, but they sometimes feel like they are, especially in the pandemic. I try to wake up slowly and not let anxiety take root in the first few minutes. I wonder what is happening today in the world – how are the coronavirus cases? how are countries reopening? are businesses…… Continue reading Never the Same
I come from a family that loves deeply. I have learned over my 30 years from my parents, my grandparents, my aunts and uncles and relatives, friends and their families, what it means to love. What it means to do kind things for each other. What it means to say thank you. What it means…… Continue reading Celebrating Generations of Love
Where am I? I am right where I started. Looking out the window to the backyard, next to my Sushi Isabelle. Who is out there, Sushi? What’s out there? Some squirrels, a couple of cardinals, and a heat so strong, we have to wait until the sun is gone to go out. It seems long…… Continue reading Holding Your Family
I wasn’t truthful with you in my last post about not having many words to share right now. My Oma pried as to why this might be when we spoke a few days ago, so I have been thinking about it. The truth is I have a lot of things to say. I say some…… Continue reading On Being Difficult
I don’t have many words to share right now. Reflecting. Talking with friends and family. Making art. Disorienting. Strange. Walking. Running. Moving through mediation. RUNNING. Saying goodbye. Goodbye, Cambridge. No rather, goodbye, friends in Cambridge. No rather see you later, my dears. Gathering strength. Rising! Keeping the fire going into the first day of summer…… Continue reading Keeping the Fire