Life Lessons from Bucket Bathing

I recently had a small, then a big, then a huge leak in my second-floor bathroom drain pipe. This resulted in not just mold and warped walls in my kitchen but also the inability to use my shower and bathtub for about two months. It took me that long to find the right...
Yoga is Free!

Yoga is Free!

I went on my first yoga retreat in the 1990s, to a somewhat stoic place in the majestic Berkshire Mountains. At the time, I was a recent college graduate who earned little money working at a shelter for women experiencing homelessness. Yet, through yoga all things...

Cauli-Mex Salad

When I dreamed up this little summer recipe, I did not anticipate the surprisingly lovely flavors — bold, yet subtle; rich, yet delicate. It’s super healthy and easy to make, though it does require a bit of prep time. Serving size: One bowl (invite your...

How to Create a Welcoming Space

Our hearts and lives are enriched through relationships with other people. I can’t imagine living in a community or doing work where there are neatly constructed borders that divide people. Rather, I see community, work, and family as opportune spaces to cultivate a...

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