Happy Mother’s Day!

What are you getting your Mother for Mother’s Day? Today is Earth Day.  Mother Earth’s Mother’s Day.  To learn a bit more about the history of this day, click here.  This year’s theme for Earth Day is “The Face of Climate Change” .  Earth Day Network is posting photos on their website displaying individuals affected byContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day!”

What I’m reading…A Vagabond Song

My lovely 91-year-old grandmother recently fell, breaking her hip and landing in the hospital for surgery and then rehab.  Looking out of her upstate NY hospital room window this week, she watched as the leaves began to change colors and float from the trees.  She recalled a poem she adored from the 6th grade.  SheContinue reading “What I’m reading…A Vagabond Song”

Summer Solstice 2012

Summer officially begins here in the northern hemisphere with the Summer Solstice on June 20, 2012.  I’ll be celebrating, along with thousands of NYC yogis, in the heart of Manhattan’s Times Square on Wednesday evening.  I did some research to get to the bottom of the big deal about the solstice.  This will be my first solstice yogaContinue reading “Summer Solstice 2012”

Chief Seattle says…

Some context on this quote…it’s actually a letter sent in 1852 by Seattle (pronounced See-atch) of the Puget Sound Duwamish Indians in response to a request by the Government to buy his tribal lands.  He wasn’t technically a chief as his tribe did not have chiefs- but he was some sort of leader among his people.  I thought it veryContinue reading “Chief Seattle says…”

What I’m teaching…Earth Day 2012

Mobilize the Earth. Earth Day. 4.22.12 The first ever Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970.  Then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, an environmental activist, originally conceived of the idea in response to the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California as a “national teach-in on the environment”.  20 million Americans took to the streets, parks,Continue reading “What I’m teaching…Earth Day 2012”