FEEL: Radical kindness

FEEL: Radical kindness

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. …

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FEEL: New moon rituals

FEEL: New moon rituals

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 ...

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FEEL: Three ways to give Christmas "presence" ... plus a special offer

FEEL: Three ways to give Christmas "presence" ... plus a special offer

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. 

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Feel: Be the change

Feel: Be the change

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.

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