Category: Wholebeing

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August ease

August ease

The July page of the calendar gets torn off this week...August, ah. Perhaps my favorite month of the year. Why, because for many years it meant a trip to a sacred place where our family rested, restored, recovered and prepared for the rest of the year. For many people and families, going to a...

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body scan

body scan

In the heat of summer it's hard to get motivated to move some days. You may just want to lie down. That's a great choice and a perfect time to practice the body scan. It's not a medical procedure but a mindfulness practice and can even be part of your yoga practice during savasana. During...

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The best possible event

The best possible event

Happy New Year! I like to think of the New Year as a new blank sheet of paper or a fresh beautiful blanket of snow...a clean slate ready for a new start. Others may see a blank sheet of paper as something scary and new snow as missed school days, annoying traffic and parking problems and a...

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Leafing behind

Leafing behind

As fall finishes and winter takes over, the last leaves are falling from the trees. Even after all the raking, they seem to leave tidbits of themselves everywhere. Leaves always “leaf” something behind. So do we. In many different ways. Every action, and interaction, every word, every breath...

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what r u planting?

what r u planting?

As we approach the holiday season, it's not a time that we associate with planting. Yet, in this season there will be unique slivers of time where you'll be in places, and conversations, that are out of the ordinary. You could fake it through, talk about the weather, complain about Uncle Joe...

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a walk in the park

a walk in the park

This afternoon I stepped outside for a short hike in the woods. There are so many parks in and around Philadelphia. The day was amazing. The temperature was in the 60s. There were big puffy clouds gently floating in the sky. The sun was bright and warm. The soft breeze blew through the branches...

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A stretch towards spring

A stretch towards spring

I just moved my clocks ahead. Rather than seeing this as a loss of time, I see it as a stretch towards spring. The weather is still cold and snowy one day, then two days later warm and sunny. I look towards the warrior series to help both stimulate and ground me. Virabhadrasana II is one pose...

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don’t hurry, be happy

don’t hurry, be happy

I discovered a stack of old yoga journal magazines this past weekend and wanted to make a vision board for a long term project that I have been dreaming about. I struggle with what to do with magazines after I've read them. Throw them out, recycle them, give them to others? I have decided to just...

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Duchamp and twists

Duchamp and twists

So if you live in Philadelphia and have been to the Museum of Art you might recognize this painting by Marcel Duchamp. It’s the Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2. Once I heard a seated twist described as your spine opening up like a spiral staircase. This Duchamp painting popped into my head....

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the courage to connect

the courage to connect

We really weren't sure who was coming to dinner. The guests had been invited. The ingredients were all lined up. The cooking had just begun as the guests began to arrive. The guests knew us but did not know each other. As we cooked, each guest, at some point, filtered into the kitchen to help....

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