A new favorite song helped me see Christmas — and what comes next — in a new way. Continue reading Recognizing a rescue
Mixtapes can remind us of the people we once were. Here’s one from half my life ago … Japan 1994! Continue reading A memoir mixtape
I wonder whether the objects we surround ourselves with can have unexpected impacts on our lives. Continue reading A familiar face
Today I celebrate my big toe! More than that, I celebrate our bodies’ amazing capacity to heal. And most of all, I celebrate my students who come to Holy Yoga classes despite the aches, despite the pains, despite the challenges. Today, 2 1/2 weeks since my ridiculously minor toe surgery, I finally dared attempt a slow yoga flow. My downward dogs were ginger, one-footed attempts, … Continue reading Toe-inspired wisdom
Data show that Japanese working women have made gains since I lived in Japan, but progress is a complex animal. Continue reading In Japan, working women are on the rise … sort of
Bella’s advice: Find sunspot. Stay in sunspot. Ignore paparazzi (and sales). Rest. (And, she adds, why isn’t every Friday Black Friday?) Continue reading #BlackFriday
As much as I loved living in Japan, it challenged my notions of gender equality. A recent talk I attended offered some fresh insights … Continue reading “Is Japan still like that?”
When I started using a special item in my day-to-day life, I was surprised at the memories and joy it brought. Continue reading A tea bowl of memories
Our Thanksgiving Family has shown that with a little communication and planning, everyone, even sensitive eaters, can enjoy — and feel good — around the holidays. Continue reading Holiday potlucking–with sensitivity!
Thank you to Linda Nixon, who took up the challenge issued at the end of “The Weekend of … something really different” and found additive-free marshmallows that I can get shipped to our home! (For a price, of course … 🙂 ) Introducing, XO Marshmallows! The ingredient list for their vanilla marshmallows is truly a Thing of Beauty. For winning this challenge, Linda will receive … Continue reading Found: additive-free marshmallows!