Verbal Flow

A Long Year, New and Untouched

It is upon us, the passing of the old year, the beginning of one new. There is beauty and renewal in the ceremony of beginning a new passage of time. Poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote: And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been.

Days of Growing Darkness

The earth is turning inward. Unlike many of us, bent on increasing our already over-stressed, too-busy lives with additional holiday activities, the earth is slowing down, retreating from over abundance and the work of outward growth. We are spending more time in darkness, which serves as a reminder that this is our time to turn inward so that we may reflect and rejuvenate.

Perfect Biscuits

Pillsbury biscuits are about as real as a Victoria's Secret model. Make some biscuits from scratch and you'll know exactly what I mean. But isn't this what we all do, try to make everything look "right," seem perfect on the outside, conceal all of our messes?

Darkness and Light

How did you practice yoga today? Did you sit on your mat this morning in meditation, breathing long and deep, in and out? Did you do 100 rounds of pranayama? Did you practice 3 sun salutations or perhaps a long set of asanas to warm and cleanse the body? Today, I did none of those things, though I intended to.

Evolving

From "Evolving"--Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

Super Healthy Heather Crosby

She's a wonderful mix of energetic and calm, Heather Crosby a health coach who founded and runs YUMUniverse.com, the colorful collection of plant based recipes and health advice. Heather is also a devoted yoga practitioner. Read more about Heather...

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Counterbalance

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Lessons From a Buddhist Mandala

We are like the spider. We weave our life and then move along…