Posts by Mimi

My good friend and teacher, Beryl Bender Birch, turned 70 this October. Happy Birthday Beryl! Her long-time friend and assistant, Lori, sent out a request for stories about Beryl for a birthday book she is making. I have many stories but this is my favorite. It is something that sounds in my head frequently when I get distracted by what other people are doing. I met Beryl for the first time in 1999. She was teaching a workshop with...

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A Little Help From My Friends

Posted By on Oct 9, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

Unlimited Energy I am not one to ask for help. In the past, when we, my family and I, have opened other businesses, I didn’t need to ask (okay, I probably should have then but now, I am so much more enlightened) but this is entirely different. When I was in my twenties, I was attacked and almost killed by a stranger. Along with the obvious discoveries that are made after an event like that, I discovered that I actually had a...

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Channeling My Inner Squirrel

Posted By on Sep 17, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

Now I attended a talk yesterday where the speaker, a lovely and talented unschooling advocate, Ren Allen, quoted Arthur Ash: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Now there was a man who understood the power of focus, not just the eye-on-the-ball kind, although he definitely had that down, but the kind of focus that allowed him to reach for his goals and dreams. I love the idea of start where you are....

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Disaster Turns to Adventure

Posted By on Sep 16, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog | 3 comments

Last Thursday, Steven, Dylan, Deven, and I went into Boston to meet up with Brooksie, the owner of Totally Sweet, a vegan baked goods company. It was a beautiful morning so we parked the car and walked for a while before we got to the cafe. When we got back we looked for our car and realized that it had been towed. It was still a beautiful day so we found out where the tow lot was and headed that way. It turned out to be right in our...

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Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke doesn’t it? Well, our odyssey through the maze of Cambridge bureaucracy started back in September of 2011 and here we are, finally, with a building permit almost a year later. Now don’t get me wrong, we have had, with a few exceptions, an incredibly wonderful experience with the good people in the various Cambridge departments of government. In fact, I was quite defensive every time...

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