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I had a dream last night that left me very unsettled. It was one of those dreams that I couldn't remember. I only remembered the feeling of being lost and sad. And then it hit me, it was about I was me but wasn't, I was someone else. All day, I have  been thinking about

Gluten-free? How about White flour-free?

I have lots of friends who are gluten-free. At first, I admit, I found it difficult to understand and then I realized that these people were marginalized just like me. It is as difficult to eat out if you are gluten-free as it is to be vegan just for different reasons but still

When Will I be Ready?

I hear that question often from students regarding when they will be ready to move out of Basics and try other levels.  My answer is this: The Basics classes are designed for a couple things. 1. For students new to O2 to learn the foundation of our practice. 2. For students who have

Vegan Cream of Whatever Soup

I make soup a lot. Probably because it is a good way to use a lot of veggies that I have hanging around in the fridge. I make all different kinds based on what I have but this is a base recipe I use a lot and works with many different combinations. Cream of Whatever

Why so Particular?

We, at O2 Yoga, are known for being pretty particular about certain things like alignment of feet, knees, wrists and shoulders, use of breath, and specific set up and entrance to postures. It may seem overdone at times are at least too much to take in. When people first come to O2, they often start

Vegan Recipe Contest Winners

Congrats to Holland Dieringer- 1st Prize- Vegan Gluten Free Lasagna Sandra Lannan- 2nd Prize- Gingerbread Lemon Mousse And tied for 3rd Prize: Kris Quinones- Chocolate Tarte and Meghan Anderson- Root Vegetable Tangine   I have a few things to say about each recipe and creator. Holland Dieringer is an amazing cook and was always coming

Yin Yang Power Balls

Intrigued? This is a recipe created by Hatice Baser. She took another recipe from Holland and tweaked it into this one which is just awesome! Ingredients: 1 cup tahini, stirred well 1 cup maple syrup or agave 3 T ground flaxseed + 3T water 1 cup toasted old-fashioned oats 1 cup ground walnuts 1 cup

Patience is a Virtue I Do Not Have

Now before I go too far, I need to say that I love the city of Cambridge and can't wait to join the community. That said, we have had quite an education going through this process. It has definitely been a lesson in patience; not a virtue of mine. We have run into many roadblocks,

Vegan, the New Ethics of Eating by Eric Marcus

While at a homeschool conference recently, I came across a book swap. I love books and dug through the piles even though I was flying home and had no room to carry anything else. The word Vegan caught my eye, of course. It was, Vegan-The New Ethics of Eating by Eric Marcus. I was happy

Buddhist Cultural Center

Just rediscovered one of my favorite places to get lunch, the Buddhist Cultural Center, in Cambridge, right across the street from the new studio. Karen and I had lunch there the other day and it as so good. You get miso and the plate of the day which includes rice and four options. We had