Everything is Broken, a Poem

Everything is Broken, a Poem

Everything is broken. My computer. The lawn mower. The roof. The driveway. My teeth. My eyes. The internet. Smitty. My mother’s memory. My own. My heart. My willpower. My ability to care. To cry. To keep believing that things will get better. This country. Democracy....
Reclaiming Faith

Reclaiming Faith

I’m struggling with a word right now –“faith.” Years ago, my life-changing, life-saving therapist would say to me, “Patience and faith, Jurian. Patience and faith.” She drummed it into me. This mantra sustained me through difficult moments for many years. “Hold...
Significance

Significance

Significance. This is me and Hamilton Pool (near Austin, TX) back in 2014. More correctly, this is Hamilton Pool and me. When this picture was taken back in 2014 I was struck by the contrast between the vast size and drama of this magnificent landscape and little ol’...
Lineage Holders

Lineage Holders

Last week, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health announced that in order to protect the health and safety of their staff and guests, they would close their physical doors through 2020. In order to continue their mission and provide the tools of yoga to the largest number...
We’re in the Sustaining Phase

We’re in the Sustaining Phase

We’re in the sustaining phase. If you’ve taken a 200-hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training (KYTT) in the last decade or two, chances are good that the word “sustain” may conjure up some pleasant (and perhaps not-so-pleasant) memories of a bridge pose that you held for 20,...