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Impermanence

Last weekend we took a drive to Vermont and the foliage was amazing. As New Englanders we are surrounded by the changing seasons and nothing really compares to vibrancy of colors–it’s really breathtaking. So we are conditioned to be used to the changes of…

Recharging….

I have found myself countless times this summer switching my phone to “low battery mode.” It is often the state that we are in, with lives that are “crazy busy,” often times with crushing responsibilities. But it is summer!  And I hope that your…

Happy Summer

It is the last week of my regular classes and it feels rather weird, as I am wrapping things up a little earlier than in years past. Naturally I want to wish people a “happy summer.” But what does that really mean? Last week…

Flourishing

Last week we travelled to California for parents weekend where our son is in college.  It was wonderful to see him and experience a slice of his life there.  We walked for miles, caught up, grabbed a few dining hall lunches, and dinners out,…

One chance

I like to teach with a nod to current events and happenings.  Last week we lost a poet named Mary Oliver.  And while I do not confess to knowing the breadth and depth of her work, the few poems of hers that I have…

New Year New You

It is January. You did it. You got through December and the holidays with their endless demands and now it is time to focus on yourself. You may have started the year with bold resolutions or meekly tip-toed into the new year without wanting…

It’s a Wonderful Life

Life is funny.  We get mired in the details of things.  We get swept into drama.  We have to work hard to keep things in perspective at times.  And then there are other times when you are forced into perspective–a little variation of Clarence…

Gratitude

Maybe it’s why I like high tide so much.  Walking through Boston or any other harbor, seeing the water level super high just makes me smile. It’s a fullness close to bursting, there is no room for any more–the abundance of it never ceases…

Change

It started with some crazy ideas and one flip.  And mercury being in retrograde was also in play (still is!). We invited some folks to stay with us for the summer.  Yep, the whole summer, and the family felt the squeeze.  Suddenly finding ourselves…

Ahimsa

It feels pretty outrageous to have a space of time ahead of me this summer to craft my offerings for the fall.  I am so grateful to the Tribe–those dedicated and loving individuals who showed up on their mat, week after week, to dive…