I love to eat, and occasionally not to eat

Time for Fasting Spring makes me think about cleansing. I’ve been foraging for dandelion leaves in the yard over the past few weeks. And here in Appalachia we have wild plants called “ramps” and “creases” that the mountain folks have been using for generations for...

The Freedom to Fly

(This is an excerpt from the intro to a book I’m writing on reclaiming the power of the third chakra.) The pictures were gruesome: parts of dead birds, mostly seagulls, lying like pieces of a child’s puzzle ready to be assembled. Their bodies are in various...

Avatar and Yoga – Gotta put in my two cents

At my husband’s 50th birthday party, his friend gave him a gift certificate to the movies and told him with deep seriousness, “You have to use this to see Avatar. As soon as you can.” Brett smiled and thanked him – then we mostly forgot about...

What about those Sun Salutations?

this is my letter to the editor at YJ, we’ll see if they publish it. Dear Editor, I appreciate the historical perspective of sun salutations Kelly McGonigal presents in her article “Shine on Me” in the March edition of Yoga Journal. And while it is nice to...