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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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Zombies and Yoga

Posted By on Aug 26, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

Just did my first practice on board our boat on our trip to Maine. We are rafted up(that’s sailing lingo for tied together) with two other boats, our friends Kate, Justin, and Parish, and Garth and Maya. We have known each other for years. The kids have grown up together. So here I am practicing to the sound of splashing water, wind, seagulls, and a conversation about the best way to deal with a zombie apocalypse. Yes, you heard...

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