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Natural Cycles

At this time of year, many of us are coming out of the winter doldrums. Well, at least I am. As you may know, our family unschools which is a way of saying that we educate our children and ourselves through experience. I bring this up because most people have a schedule and structure to

It Is a Beautiful World, It is a Horrible World

On my way to teach class last night, I kept thinking this thought; "God it is a beautiful world," as I gazed at the flowering trees and bright sunshine, listened to the birds, and smelled the spring air. At the same time, I was listening to the news and overwhelmed with the horror, devastation, and

When is the Cafe Opening?

Now that the days are a bit longer and the sun seems to be shining more brightly, I feel ready to take on the next phase of O2 Yoga Cambridge. I must admit that last year was both exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. I am not sure my family and I are fully

Less Talk, More Action

What does it take to live life with a sense of integrity? How many choices do we make each and every day which could reflect and support a belief system? More importantly, how many choices do we make each day which we don't think about? Is it possible to think about everything? Is it advisable

Giving Back to Tulum

There are so many ways to give back to people who you love, who take care of you, who make you happy. We have been going to Maya Tulum for 12 years now. I am a firm believer in giving time, money, energy, and love directly. It is easy and often more convenient to send

Viva Mexico

You may not know that I have a love affair with the country of Mexico, it's people, and it's language. My husband and I have both traveled extensively, Steven more than I, but we both find this place to be where we as a family feel at home. My kids have been coming down here

Smile, Breath, Go Slowly

I am injured. I am not sure exactly how it happened but I am guessing that it was a culmination of events rather than just one. Like the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back (poor camel), I had one too many small stresses. Being injured can be a time for frustration, resistance, introspection, surrender,

Getting Back on My Mat Again and Again

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

A Little Help From My Friends

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

Channeling My Inner Squirrel

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