Observations

Further Evidence I’m Not Dead Yet.

I do one Facebook post a year, entitled, “Further Evidence I’m Not Dead Yet.” It’s a way to thanks folks for their birthday wishes and take a photo to chronicle my vitality.   I’m immensely grateful to be this healthy.   My mother was a health food nut and worked hard to feed us well.
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Stalking the White Egret

These days it’s getting up into the 90s, so I hop on my paddle board in the early morning and head upriver before I start broiling in the haze-filled heat.   White egrets are rare around here. It’s usually only when there is a drought in the Midwest that they come east.   For some
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Serve and Savor

EB White once said,   “I wake up each morning torn between a desire to serve the world and to savor it. This makes it difficult to plan the day.”   I’m just back form a nine-day intensive with co-director Larrisa Carlson, our great staff and a gathering of amazing teachers, practitioners and adventurers.  
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Teaching Pranayama and Meditation at Kripalu Center

I’m in deep immersion here at Kripalu Center in Western Massachussets.  Nine solid days.   This is the “Teaching Pranayama and Meditation” module for yoga teachers working toward their 500-hour professional certification.    We start at 6:15 and go till 9:00PM most nights.  The “Kripalu approach” is to teach from the inside so we do
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The Art of Mindful Photography

I often find myself acting out a similar pattern: as soon as I see an especially poignant scene, I reach for my iPhone to capture it.   Photos can be a wonderful way of sharing meaningful experiences with others, but I worry that my attempts to document the moment make being present in it a
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