Tag Archive for ‘Mother Mary’

It’s Okay If You Don’t Understand: Yoga 101

Yesterday I started teaching yoga to students at Temple University, and it was like I had never taught yoga before. Seriously. I have been teaching yoga for nearly 7 years, and only yesterday did I feel like I actually started teaching yoga. That is how amazing yoga is. There is nothing like this business in the world. The reason I am now more of a yoga teacher, is that I’ve […]

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FirstDay Sermon: The Power of Hugs

I have recently adapted with my kids “the 20-second hug,” something I heard about in an article by Thich Nhat Hanh. Instead of a flimsy hug where you barely connect and just pat a person’s shoulders and move on to your next thing, this hug requires you to stay still in another person’s arms for a while. 20 whole seconds. Once someone knows they’re in the hug for 20 seconds, […]

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The Second Coming

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere    The ceremony of innocence is drowned….                                                 William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming” I can’t explain it, so maybe I shouldn’t even try. But I love trying to put words to wordless rhythms of the soul. It’s the only art […]

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The Loyal Women

  Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome. In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there. –Mark 15:40 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices […]

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