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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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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January 29, 2016
When lacing up isn’t an answer

I got some blog advice today from a health newsletter that suggests when you get feeling anxious, instead of eating, you should “lace up your sneakers” and walk it off. While adding aerobic activity is often a good idea, what if taking a walk just isn’t possible at the moment anxiety strikes? Lacing up your […]

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June 1, 2015
“Mad Men” finale and the sound of Om.

[Mad Men Spoiler Alert] Sunday night with legs crossed and a serene expression over his face Jon Hamm on Mad Men wrapped up our final vision of Don Drapper. His final word “Om.” On this last episode about the advertising world that began in the 1960’s, creator Matthew Weiner sent us to a Coke commercial […]

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September 28, 2010
Everyone Can Dance

I fell in love with this video immediately, although I must admit, I have no idea what’s being sung about! The important thing for me is that the left foot never moves — why you may ask, is this important? Well, if you can’t stand and dance with this Cat, the anchored left foot is […]

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September 1, 2010
Life by the Numbers

Often when I talk about the work that I do — teaching obese and overweight people yoga —  I use the phrase that doing yoga can help you reclaim your health. I believe that yoga as a tool for health is overlooked by most people of size because the general concept and current images of […]

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