Summer Play

Summer. When I think of this season, words like freedom, play, and adventure emerge in my mind. Vivid memories crop up too – of long afternoons at the beach, enveloped by a sound score of crashing waves, giggles, and screams; of countless scoops of ice cream melting in my mouth, so satisfying especially on the … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey With the Teacher, Part I

Over the next few weeks, we at mindbodybrew will be sharing a previously published series called “Journey with the Teacher”, sharing my journey from beginning student to teacher of the honored and ancient practice of yoga. Through this series, I also will offer advice and considerations for how to approach your practice and for selecting the … Continue reading

The Art & Science of Origami

I wrote the following post on a personal blog of mine in Spring 2011 in response to a documentary, Between the Folds, by Vanessa Gould.  It has returned as an inspiration source this week, and I thought it could be interesting to repost my initial response and more recent response.  I hope you will take … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey with the Teacher, Part I

Over the next few weeks in August, I will be writing a series called “Journey with the Teacher”, sharing my journey from beginning student to teacher of the honored and ancient practice of yoga. Through this series, I also will offer advice and considerations for how to approach your practice and for selecting the right … Continue reading

Memory Collection

If you ever came to my apartment, you might notice that while I have beautiful artwork hanging, I do not have personal photographs of people or memories anywhere in view. If you traveled back in time with me to visit any dorm room I occupied or even my bedroom growing up, limited-photo-living has always been … Continue reading

On Letting Go

“The bad news is, you’re falling through the air, nothing to hold onto, no parachute. The good news is, there’s no ground.” –Trungpa Rinpoche I have less than a week left in New York. After 8 years of growing, changing, and learning here, I feel like my parachute strings are being cut, one by one. Memories … Continue reading

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