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Finding Center

Ann in a steady headstand I have just completed another teacher training program. It is truly a humbling and gratifying experience to watch people transform into teachers seemingly before my eyes. Participating in teacher training is like one long yoga practice. There is stumbling, loss of breath, then steadiness returns. There are moments

Beginner’s Mind

Learning to do Handstands Do we ever stop learning new things? Or maybe the question should be: should we stop learning? September seems to be the unofficial learning month and it will be here before you know it. Most of us went back to school in September when we were kids and young

Our Vegan Dogs

shanti our sweet pit bull We have 2 young dogs, both rescues. When we got Shanti, he was emaciated, frightened and had a very sensitive tummy. I went in search of dog food and found a great allergy food that was also vegan; Natural Balance. Both dogs have been eating this food for over a

Vegan Cuts

Just found this very cool daily deal service that is entirely vegan. It is called Vegan Cuts. Use this link to check it out and sign-up if you are interested. Power to the Peaceful, Mimi http://vegancuts.cmail2.com/t/r/l/mvjlu/pdtldhdv/c/

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When Will I be Ready to….

How often do we ask ourselves this question? When I first started teaching yoga, I wasn't "ready".  In fact, I was kind of thrown into it because the teacher kept not showing up. When I contemplated opening my first yoga studio, I definitely wasn't ready. I remember debating this with myself and realizing that the

The Search for Felafel

In my last post, I mentioned my friend Assim and our common passion for felafel. I haven't had a good felafel in a long time. It got me thinking about all the food that I enjoyed in my travels to Turkey and Morocco. This morning, I was driving down Albany Street, thinking of Assim and

Vegan doggie Treats

My friend Katherine Pomponi, many of you know here as one of the most fabulous O2 Yoga Teachers ever, sent me a link for Wagatha's Doggie Biscuits and other products.  They are having a special on 3 new flavors and all three just happen to be vegan. Now, they probably don't use that word because

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Food is Love

My friend Assim I have a good friend, Assim, who is from Lebanon.  I met him on the street one day.  As we were passing each other I stopped and said, "Good morning. How are you?" My friends think I am crazy but I make a point of saying hi, or good morning, or something

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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Okay, so I have made this recipe a few times in the past couple weeks for various reasons. One, I made this as a cake for my son, Dylan's, birthday. It is his favorite cake and he likes it with raspberries and fresh mint leaves. I also made this for a fundraiser I did for

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Life is not about Answers

I am told that I am an ambitious person. I am not sure that that is true. I do know that I am not often satisfied. That is not to say that I don't find satisfaction in my work and with my family. It is more of a feeling that I want to continue to