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andrea-kaufman's picture
May.20.2012
Recently, I traveled to Denver for the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies. It was a conference all about how we can foster awareness and compassion for ourselves and others. A heavy name for an effort at lightening one’s mental load. I was there in my role as a professor and...
luke-james's picture
Feb.25.2012
As I get older, I find myself increasingly surrounded by people my own age. They tend to go on and on about which bits of them are failing, often trying to deal with this by sharing jokes about failing sex drive, deafness, forgetfulness, even dementia, and a host of other subjects that are about as...
marcia-fine's picture
Feb.23.2012
“Jean I’m going to get taller.” Oh, not again. My mother has been having a hard time dealing with the fact that she’s getting old and shrinking. She doesn’t understand how it’s possible.   “Okay Mom, whatever you say.” “Jean, we can get taller together. I saw it on that morning show. This...
deborah-fruchey's picture
Dec.25.2011
The present nobody left you under the tree is peace of mind. Am I right? And just about now, you’d do anything to have it. I have one word for you: yoga. Or even just a serious program of stretches. If you spend 20 minutes doing yoga stretches or any real stretches that involve your whole body,...
leza-lowitz's picture
Dec.15.2011
  If you're like me, you make a new year's resolution and you fail. Well, it's that time of year again! Every year, people make resolutions to start yoga, lose weight, change their diet, begin meditating and become healthy. And every year, they fail miserably. And that's a good thing, says...
joan-moran's picture
Dec.09.2011
It's the holiday season. We are probably thinking about buying gifts for family and friends right now. But have you thought about giving yourself a gift? How many times do you give yourself a really important gift in your life? I don't mean a cashmere sweater gift. I don't mean a facial or massage...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Nov.18.2011
It was a stiff morning, and though my body is still young-ish, it sometimes creaks. It seemed a good day for Yoga. Slow down. Center yourself. Invite peace. Offer peace. The same CD always brings an instant calm—more than any of the other meditative CDs. Why is that? Was it the one that I used from...
aju-mukhopadhyay's picture
Oct.22.2011
I remember part of that famous story though I cannot recollect of which it is a part or where exactly I read it, that on a full moon night in a particular month of the year that scene would be repeated: The train running in full speed under the illumined railway tracks at a particular hour, exactly...
marjorie-rothstein's picture
Aug.24.2011
Did you know that the  2010 Word of the Year was Austerity? Now that the days of summer, 2011 are fleeting by too quickly, and the fall rush of back to school ads are becoming a daily message, I am wondering what the next season will bring. More crazy weather, hurricanes, heat waves, fires,...
joan-moran's picture
Jun.24.2011
I am now in the decade of my 60s, and I am still the only one who can make a difference in myself and in my life. I am fully prepared to look inward for guidance. It has been my preference and my joy to stay connected to my mind and body through the practice of yoga. Yoga is not only a...