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Stopping to Smell the Roses

It’s finally been a weekend to slow down and savor the moments. Yoga Saturday morning. A slow movie with my lovely husband. Family gathering tonight to celebrate my parents’ anniversary. And Friday night, I had a small group of my … Continue reading »

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Time Is The Greatest Luxury, Says Arianna Huffington

How fast are you running these days? Are your vacations even packed? Hurry up and relax? Let’s see everything there is to see so we can say we’ve seen it…and need a vacation from the vacation. How much time does … Continue reading »

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Gaining Perspective

I had a vision for the art in my kitchen. I know, first-world problems. I found these old issues of Gourmet magazine and wanted the covers framed to hang on the wall. My vision included the date in the top … Continue reading »

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Practicing Non-Attachment

If you listen closely, you hear the messages the universe is sending.  They show up in the words you read, the lyrics on the radio, the words a friend says which seem casual in passing but really carry deep meaning. … Continue reading »

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Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: a lecture

I keep wondering what time it is, and then I look up and find a clock on the wall. Funny how you don’t notice what’s right in front of you until you need it. To take people on retreat is … Continue reading »

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The Most Fun I Have Ever Had

I am loving India. Yes, there have been challenging moments, and a point at which I wanted to leave for an escape retreat high in the mountains and not see the hard parts of travel in India. But I’m past … Continue reading »

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You Won’t Go Home the Same

Toward the end of our eight-hour train ride from Amritsar to Haridwar today, a boy approached our first-class seats and turned to the side, to show us his missing arm, in the hope that we would give him money. I … Continue reading »

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Bow Your Head

As we lay in rest pose beside the clear blue pool at the Radisson Blu Amritsar, Snatam Kaur sang about The Golden Temple, which we visited last night and today. Bow your head, and go home, she sang over and … Continue reading »

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About Time

On the first leg of the journey, I watched an incredible movie called About Time, in which a charming red-haired Brit and all the men in his family can travel back in time to redo moments and alter the course … Continue reading »

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

First the airline called to say the flight had been cancelled. A year in the planning, everyone in the house tied up in webs of anxiety, me exhilarated to leave on an adventure, and then it was just cancelled. No … Continue reading »

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