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Learning to Grieve

As practitioners, we’ve all heard the quote “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Whether rightly or wrongly attributed to the Buddha, we can all enumerate moments when a lesson and/or teacher presented at exactly the right time. … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these … Continue reading

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Risk

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Look Better Naked

Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.   ~Pema Chödrön I’ve been guiding yoga classes at David Barton Gyms in New York for a while now. … Continue reading

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Rush Hour 4/1/2010

I stepped onto the rush hour 6 train at Spring Street letting go of the day’s business. No seats to be had, I stood and, as is my habit, took in what was happening around me…the young couple next to … Continue reading

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“Man was made for joy and woe Then when this we rightly know Through the world we safely go. Joy and woe are woven fine A clothing for the soul to bind.” — William Blake

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