That’s How the Light Gets In

That’s How the Light Gets In

I was asleep when the first plane hit. An oddly early call from Carol got me out of bed, though, and it was with her, my dear friend, on the phone, that I watched the second plane fly into the World Trade Center 20 years ago today. What stays with me? The slow-moving...
First Days

First Days

Saturday, Aug 21, 2021, was my first day teaching live, in-person classes at Kripalu Center in 18 months.* Getting ready that morning, I was reminded of all those awful-wonderful, momentous First Days of childhood – the nerve-racking, gut-wrenching,...
Finally!

Finally!

Where I live, summer’s keynote is abundance. The forests fill with undergrowth, the trees with fruit, the meadows with wild flowers and grasses, the fields with wheat and corn, the gardens with zucchini, and the yards with weeds…   Summer is the season when all...
Hit-and-Run

Hit-and-Run

I would never call myself a pessimist, yet it seems clear to me (and I think most people would agree) that, over the course of the last several decades, our society has become less concerned with thoughtfulness toward others and increasingly focused on the individual....
Quinoa, Edamame and Kale Salad

Quinoa, Edamame and Kale Salad

If you participated in my free Gentle Kripalu Yoga class on June 9 (see the video, here), you heard me speak of this recipe. You’ll see that it’s actually less a recipe and more a “starting point.” I had a simple list of ingredients on a package when I made this for...