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A true child of the Wonder Years, I grew up reading classic children’s literature. No Captain Underpants for me. I read about Hans Brinker and The Black Stallion, and the Bobbsey Twins, and Nancy Drew. My voracity for reading kept the librarian at the downtown library delighted and on the lookout for new finds to keep me busy.

So as I was writing my first blog entry, about the name “Yoga Like Salt,” I had a nagging suspicion that there was something in early my literary background that felt familiar and had probably influenced me. (more…)

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In the past year, one of my friends lost a family member to cancer after a struggle of many years. Even though this death was inevitable and expected, witnessing it was tougher than she had anticipated, as she provided care at home through the final hours.

After months — even years — of anticipation and preparation, my friend she thought she was ready for the space this loss would leave in her life. So, six months later, a downward spiral into depression took her by surprise. (more…)

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One of the things I love to do at the end of a yoga class, when my students are settling into savasana, is to read them a poem. Sometimes the poems relate directly to yoga, other times, the connection is less obvious. (more…)

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