How a wall-dancing video woke me up.

How a wall-dancing video woke me up.

Desire. Freedom. Spirit. Lightness. I like words and the alchemy that comes from merging the soul with what those words mean. Sometimes it happens in a conversation with one of our children, or even through an angry moment. Sometimes it’s hearing a song,...
The Perfect Chaturanga (and downward dog, too)

The Perfect Chaturanga (and downward dog, too)

The other day I went for a walk. A real walk. The kind that my friend and life-altering teacher Jennilee introduced me to: one foot in front of the other; breath in, breath out; other thoughts? Oh, well. Back to the walk. Why does this matter? Because it’s...
Why it’s ok to stop chasing your dreams.

Why it’s ok to stop chasing your dreams.

As a dyed-in-the-wool dream chaser, never thought I’d write those words. But it’s true: Chasing doesn’t work. Because chasing is the opposite of allowing. Force is the opposite of grace. And yet, I know I still push. And chase from time to time. And...
Three steps to easy living (from a wise, warm heart)

Three steps to easy living (from a wise, warm heart)

Our youngest just finished kindergarten with a sweet ceremony, cap and all. Blair and I have a lot of conversations. Recently she told me about the clip system at school, Ms. Peartree and Mrs. Z’s behavior management program. It went something like this: Blair:...
Wine and yoga: That’s my kind of yoga.

Wine and yoga: That’s my kind of yoga.

OK, we’re not drinking wine while we practice yoga. But internationally acclaimed writer, philosopher, performance and movement artist Cameron Shayne is coming to Albany to play in the vineyard with us. The wine tastings are later in the day. Local yoga guides...
How dreams come true: Do one thing (at a time).

How dreams come true: Do one thing (at a time).

Do one thing. Hard to do, but that’s the key. One thing. (At a time.) I’m still on a high. Revved with the juice of being in the presence of thousands of souls, just like me, who want to feel good and do good in the world. Chef Ann Cooper rounded out the...