January 3, 2023
Grief and the holidays

The holidays often bring us to a place of marking our grief. Experiencing our first holiday without a loved one, their absence seems to be everywhere. Our traditions seem to have glaring gaps. Celebrations feel flat without that extra voice we know. That special something that we all bring with us, unique wherever we are, […]

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November 28, 2022
How Squats can boost your brain

Since yoga is over 5,000 years in the making, it seems that science is now catching up to why yoga's been around so long.  A fascinating look at the benefits of simple squats is at BBC Reel.  According to the BBC the up-down movement is like testing the shock absorbers of your brain. In my […]

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November 21, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving — just around the corner, or every day? I so enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. It's all about food and friendship, a chance to pause and reflect on all the best life has offered us. It makes me wonder if there's any reason Thanksgiving couldn't happen every day. Maybe not the turkey, mashers, and pies […]

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April 5, 2022
Magic Numbers For Us All

Today the San Antonio Spurs magic number to get into the playoff round  is 2. It reminded me of one of my favorite posts from 2017 when the playoff format was different, but the Magic Numbers sytem worked just the same. ENJOY! As most of you already know, I love basketball and am passionate about […]

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April 2, 2022
Yoga and Riding the Rosedale

As you’d expect, yoga helps us bicycle in many ways — balance, leg alignment, strengthening, and all other physical properties of yoga. However, last week I found it was the less visible benefits of yoga that got me through as Rosedale Rider 36546. While getting up the morning of my ride, I found my mantra: […]

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March 11, 2022
My 50-Year Journey with Yoga

It’s hard to believe that my baby boy turned 50 this week! I wonder how he can be that old when I’m the one who feels 50 — not even close to my birthday number of 74 next month. We had a joyful family celebration to welcome his new decade, right down to his nephews […]

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February 2, 2022
Why I Practice Tadasana

  We find ourselves standing hundreds of times a week, so what’s the big deal about working on Tadasana? On the mat Tadasana, Mountain pose, helps us find perfect alignment of our frame so our muscles strengthen evenly, allowing us to stand with support and ease. I have pictures of my Tadasana feet from all […]

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January 16, 2022
A Young Bride’s Look at MLK

Because I was living in Washington, DC in April of 1968, I have a deep connection to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. As new bride of just 19, I found myself in the early throes of moving from DC to Toledo, Ohio where my husband of three months was already working. It might […]

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June 15, 2021
Breathing with a Red Light

See your lungs as a pair of pitchers. Inhale bottom, middle to top. Exhale as pouring from the pitcher into a glass from top, middle to bottom. I have a dear student has begun the process of stopping smoking. It reminded me of the post so I thought for her I'd run it again. Driving […]

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March 29, 2021
Food as a time machine

This time of year I find that food turns into a time machine. As Easter quickly approaches I travel back to my childhood becoming 12 again. A time when dying eggs was an all day project that lived on under your fingernails in crescent moons of red, blue and green. Clear waxed crayons would let […]

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February 14, 2020
Yoga and Heart Health 

Whenever you search “yoga for heart health,” over 300 million results pop up. Seems everyone agrees that yoga is good for your heart. Surgeons, medical doctors, and many cardiac hospitals all agree with people like me — simple yoga teachers who are not medically trained — that yoga improves your heart.   In fact, it […]

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November 14, 2018
Become a Food Anthropologist

A travel expert on PBS advised that to really know a culture, you must eat their food. And he went on to eat dried bugs and stewed goat intestines. All the while I was thinking, YUCK — I’d have to be pretty darn hungry. But upon reflection I realize how true that was. How much […]

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