Posts by yokraft

Broken Hearts and Second Chances

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015

Sugar Magnolia (AKA Maggie) and I have been living together for about two months now. We are bonding and having fun, and also learning interesting facts, such as: some shoes aren’t just comfy for feet, but make a very nice after-dinner snack as well. Who knew?

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Moments of Mudita

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015

My new rescue pup, Maggie, she needs some Doga; she is feeling pretty stressed out.

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Everything is holy

Posted by on May 6, 2015

Everything is holy

Israel invites strong emotions. Both politically and personally. This post is personal.

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The World in Us

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015

The World in Us

Many of us urban meditators long to take to our cushions in a quiet place. This in fact was one of the inspirations for a yoga and meditation retreat that my friend Linda Sparrowe and I recently led in the rainforest of Costa Rica.

On the first day as we were chatting with Tom Newmark, the founder of Finca Luna Nueva, the bio-sustainable farm and research center to which we had brought our group, he mentioned that his greatest difficulty with the city was it was too darn quiet! “You’ll see,” he smiled raising his eyebrows; “it is noisy here, very noisy.”

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All the wrong shoes. My life as an alien.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014

All the wrong shoes.  My life as an alien.

A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with a student who had signed up for my February retreat in Costa Rica. She was concerned about what the daily schedule would be like. I told her that we would be starting each day in silence, with meditation and a yoga class before breakfast. Her eyes widened. They might have welled up a little. “I am SO not a morning person!” she said. I could feel her anxiety ratcheting up so I tried to be reassuring….

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