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Pratyahara

I have spent the past two days traveling on a refurbished school bus with my sons, Dylan and Deven, our friends the Halldorsons (Facebook.com/the unschoolbus), making a total of 3 adults, 4 kids, and 3 dogs. We are heading to a conference in North Carolina called ARGH. Yes, like the pirates. It stands for autodidactic

Green and Blue Smoothie

I fall in and out of love with smoothies. Here is the recipe I have been making a lot lately. I don't measure anything but just put in enough for your personal taste. Ingredients 1 banana 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup baby spinach 2-3 pitted dates 1/2 avocado 2 cups pineapple juice   sometimes

Why a Vegan Challenge?

How do I benefit from getting people to take the vegan challenge??? I don't. So why the hell do it? Because I think that it makes someone's lot better. Am I hoping to change people's minds about what it means to be vegan? Damn right, at least in the sense that I really believe in

Potato Pancakes

I don't know why I haven't made these before. They are relatively easy and totally yummy. Get out your food processor with grating blade. Of course you can hand grate everything but it will take a lot more time. Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato peeled 4 medium yukon gold potatoes ( I don't peel these

Food For Yogic Thought

Food for Yogic Thought Food is not just fuel. What you put into your body affects how you feel, your overall health, energy, and longevity. The yogic diet has a holistic approach. Rather than separating components of food by calories and nutrients, the yogic perspective is of the diet as a whole. In general, you

Only Kale Can Save Us Now

I haven't quite mastered these but I am getting close. The easiest way to make them is to take Kale, I like the curly kind, and wash and tear, remove the stem. Then you toss it with salt, pepper, olive oil and any other spice you like. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for

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Spring Cleaning

In yogic philosophy there is a concept called avidya. In short it refers to mis-perception or lack or clarity. There are four basic categories of avidya, all leading to clouded thought. I like to imagine a foggy window. When you wipe away the accumulated moisture, you can see clearly through it. However, it

Somerville, I miss you!

This is a love note to O2 Yoga Somerville. Since beginning teacher training, I have been pretty much off the schedule in Somerville except for the Friday night intensives. My husband and I worked out a schedule for March and April where I am working Friday-Sunday (teacher training) and then he is down in Cambridge

Viva Las Cupcakes

I started teacher training last weekend. Holland told me about this great vegan cookie recipe made with tahini and Taza chocolate. What??? You haven't tried Taza chocolate yet? It is made in Somerville, is organic, is vegan, AND is mind-blowing! Well, I went to their website to check out their recipes. The recipe for the

When is it Enough?

Often, I wonder if I am doing enough. Am I working enough? Am I playing enough? Am I spending enough time with my family? Am I practicing enough? I don't lead a conventional life. Elliott made a joke the other day about the difference between "conventional" produce and "organic". I would definitely fall into the