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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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It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect

Posted By on Aug 20, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

Ah, words to live by. My friend Kelly said them to me last night as I was freaking out over test recipes in my kitchen. I was trying out some new recipes which mostly failed. I understand on an intellectual level that everything takes time and “practice and all is coming” as Shri K Patabhi Jois said. “It’s the journey not the destination”; there’s another one that I say a lot. Oh, but I guess that...

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Posted By on Aug 10, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

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 this dream. What if I woke up in someone else’s body, someone else’s life? I doesn’t matter whose, what matters is that I don’t...

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