Happy New Year, 2019

By |2018-12-26T11:05:32-05:00December 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There are just a few more days left to wrap up 2018.  For me, this week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is always an opportunity to reflect on the past year and to look forward to what’s coming next. It’s a chance to get ready to make a fresh start when that last page [...]

Springing Ahead- March 2017

By |2017-03-15T10:43:27-04:00March 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We’ve Sprung Ahead! This weekend the US made the switch to Daylight Savings Time.  For most people, it’s just an annoying convention, which messes with your sleep, makes converting from different time zones more challenging, and is something fun and innocuous to complain about.  But, it’s also the perfect time to think about your own [...]

Shanta- the Rasa of Peace. November 2016

By |2016-11-06T19:51:35-05:00November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Shanta.   It’s the Sanskrit word that describes the feeling of Peace. Shanta (closely related to the word Shanti) is one of the 9 Rasas, which are what scholars or philosophers might call the essential categories of human emotion.  (Love, Joy, Courage, Wonder, Peace, Sadness, Anger, Fear, Disgust.) Interestingly, we are meant to experience them [...]

New Beginnings- August 2016

By |2016-11-06T19:51:36-05:00August 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Beginnings are happening in every moment. Some of them are monumental (like moving to a foreign country!) and some we barely even notice, like the initiation of every inhalation. Each beginning is accompanied by an ending, too, and the Universe plays itself out in this cycle or spanda, this pulsation of beginning, middle, and [...]