Survival Strategy

Survival Strategy

With everything that’s going on in the world, it sometimes seems like things are getting more extreme by the day. Whether you’re talking about the planet, politics or the pandemic (The Three P’s), it appears that things may get rougher, before they get easier....
Passionate Practice

Passionate Practice

Practice. What is it? Why do it? What makes it successful? What gets in the way? Practice is one of Kripalu’s core values. I recently participated in a staff training session led by the inimitable Aruni Nan Futronsky, one of Kripalu’s senior faculty, and a gifted...
GRANT ME THE SERENITY…

GRANT ME THE SERENITY…

The Serenity Prayer, “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” This is the bedrock of all Twelve-Step programs. It’s also the bedrock of yoga. If yoga has a goal – not...
WHAT CAN I DO?

WHAT CAN I DO?

It’s almost July 4th, and I know we’re all more than a little worn out. We’re disillusioned, exasperated, tired of the unending stream of horrific policies and indecencies that we’ve seen coming out of the White House in the last 18 months. And yet we cannot get...
I AM NOT A SUPERCHICKEN

I AM NOT A SUPERCHICKEN

On a fabulous TED Radio Hour called The Meaning of Work, Margaret Heffernan challenges the supposedly indisputable principle of “getting ahead” and suggests that we may be going about this all wrong: Superchickens may not be the answer after all. I am not a...
THE YOGA OF CUSTOMER SERVICE

THE YOGA OF CUSTOMER SERVICE

The day began with one of my least favorite tasks – calling Verizon to alert them that, yet again, we had no internet. (We live in the woods, where nature often likes to create obstacles to technology). I’d already put off lodging my complaint for nearly 18 hours, but...