Nikki Tishler was my first real yoga student. The first one who wasn't a friend or relative, who approached my Jeep--stocked with mats and parked at the Hingham Shipyard near the beachside patch of green we would practice on when the weather was fair--and handed me $5 for the outdoor community class, so I could teach her what I had recently learned. …Read More
Looking into the mirror after my chemotherapy treatments wasn't nearly the most unsettling thing about losing my hair. That award goes to a little encounter I had on the way to the post office ...Read More
It's almost officially summer, so you've probably long forgotten about the family photo you stuck in your holiday greeting card. But I haven't. That's because more likely than not it's under my desk blotter.Read More
The new moon will occur about 7 hours from now. It's something I always look forward to, because it's like a mini New Year ... It gives us the chance to pause, take stock, and refocus for the coming weeks. As far as new moon rituals go, there are many out there ...Read More
Black Friday shopping mall overwhelm. Cyber Monday inbox overload. When will the pressure to Give Bigger and Better end? It doesn't look like it will, according to a recent NPR story ... "It's just going to be a blend of a promotional period stretching the entire back half of the year and into the new year." Ugh.
But it doesn't need to be that way. Really.Read More
My dad used to have this riddle for me: If a ship left one port and headed for another, stopping all along the way to have one of its parts replaced at every stop until each one had been swapped out, at what point would it be considered a brand new ship? I was never sure of the right answer, but I've since decided that each replacement makes that ship something new ... something better than it was before. And we can do the same for ourselves with every moment--starting now.Read More