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...

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...

The Rose Guard

How can we appreciate the roses When our bread is nearly gone When our bread was Stolen from us last week. How can we feel any happiness or Understand hope when our Bread is nearly gone. Our bread was stolen from us Last week. Where has the bread gone, Where are my...

Rediscovering the Library

As a young woman, I spent a lot of time in the library. It was more than a place to kill a few hours every day in-between school and work; it was a magical place where all things were possible. But lately, I have gotten out of the habit of visiting these local...

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