Laura’s Magic Kitchen, Now with Expanded Menu Options

A few months ago, I started reading The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz, and it’s had a serious effect on the relationships in my life- including that most treacherous of relationships, the one with myself. I could say a lot about this book- but today I just want to share with you one ofContinue reading “Laura’s Magic Kitchen, Now with Expanded Menu Options”

Is Your Love Enough? (The Post About Depression)

Depression, for me, is a drag. It looks a bit like seeing  the world through dirty glass. It feels a bit like  walking through knee-deep water. It’s like Monday morning after a weekend spent doing chores. It’s like your car needs new brakes and your toilet won’t flush and you know something else is goingContinue reading “Is Your Love Enough? (The Post About Depression)”

Lives In Harmony: Maybe It’s The Cold Medicine Talking, But…

A few months ago, I told my best friend that I had learned to drive in silence in the car- without music. “That’s so sad,” she said. I knew what she meant. She and I always shared a love for singing together. In fact, last month we drove an extra half mile out of our way soContinue reading “Lives In Harmony: Maybe It’s The Cold Medicine Talking, But…”

Autumn Inspiration: In Blackwater Woods, by Mary Oliver

Happy Fall Equinox. This is my favorite time of year- the Savasana of the year, where we all begin to slow and die a bit, practicing a bit more effectively each year. This week I’m sharing a beautiful poem by Mary Oliver- In Blackwater Woods. Enjoy. Look, the trees are turning their own bodies intoContinue reading “Autumn Inspiration: In Blackwater Woods, by Mary Oliver”

By Request: This Week’s Playlist- Talking Heads, Queen, The xx and Ray Charles

A few students requested it- here’s my playlist for this week. Feel free to leave a comment and share any new tracks you’re enjoying right now!  1 Belle Époque 3012    – Jonn Serrie 2  Once In a Lifetime – Talking Heads 3  Marra Fi Ghnina (Soapkills Remix) – Soapkills 4  Keep The Customer Satisfied –Continue reading “By Request: This Week’s Playlist- Talking Heads, Queen, The xx and Ray Charles”

Unflattering Self-Portrait: on the Selfie

In between yoga poses- I’m just a girl on a bench on a pretty day.  I was at lunch with my friend the other day celebrating the first of her birthday lunches (she knows how to do things right. Since then we have had THREE more birthday lunches). We were somewhere between the appetizer andContinue reading “Unflattering Self-Portrait: on the Selfie”

Vegan Jamaican Patties and Watermelon Strawberry Cooler

As I mentioned in a previous post, I subscribe to a CSA program, which means that once every two weeks, I get a ridiculously large box of vegetables that is way too much for one person to eat, and then I spend the next few days trying to give away as much as possible. WhenContinue reading “Vegan Jamaican Patties and Watermelon Strawberry Cooler”

“Perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could have avoided.”

You can hold back from suffering of this world and you have permission to do so, and it is in accordance with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could have avoided. -Franz Kafka The biggest challenge in my own asana practice is backbends. I am not a naturallyContinue reading ““Perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could have avoided.””

Earth Day for Yogis: Five Ways to Green Your Practice

Happy Earth Day 2013! No, these aren’t new ideas, but I think they’re worth re-visiting. Leave a comment and tell me how YOU are celebrating!  Commit to a re-usable water bottle. Saves money, too. All kinds of safe and green options exist. If you don’t like aluminum, try glass- I know several people who love theContinue reading “Earth Day for Yogis: Five Ways to Green Your Practice”