Ode to Nutritional Yeast

Okay, so to the uninitiated, nutritional yeast sounds and probably looks disgusting. If you haven't seen it, it is yellowish, almost American cheese color, and is powdering and flaky. I will not make any analogies to the flakiness because, again, I can't think of something that sounds appetizing or appealing.  However, as a card-carrying vegan,

A Note on Karma and Maple Farm

my son Dylan, at 10, with his friend at Maple Farm Sanctuary Next spring we will begin another round of what we call Karma classes at both studios. The concept behind these classes came out of a desire to help new teachers get experience they need, give some support to a local charity,


How often are we told what to do without being told why? Why is that so? Because some people believe that knowledge is power and therefore giving it away makes others more powerful than themselves. I completely disagree. I do believe that knowledge is power but I don't believe that there is a finite amount

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

Ellen Degenres and my mother-in-law

You never know where you will get inspiration. My mother in law, Marty, and I have always been close. We've had many an argument too given that we are both so similar but that is another story. This past Thanksgiving, my husband kids and I went up to Vinylhaven, Maine, a tiny island off the

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

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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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