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One Thing I Learned Visiting Nagorno-Karabagh

We reached an agreement. They put their toy guns down. They were full on “shooting” us because war is a distant, but constant reality for these children.

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LYFT Confessions: The Guy from Juvie, Mexican Grandma and The Girl Who Needed Her Insulin 

Now, did a small part of me stereotype and judge that one from a lower socioeconomic strata will not be tipping me. Yes, of course! Am I proud of that? Not so much. At the end of our ride she pulled out a $5 as would my own grandmother and told me to make sure I buy myself a nice cup of coffee.

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Unique & Unusual: Heir Island Cottage Yoga Retreat and Culinary Experience

Last week I made my way to what I thought would be a purely yogic weekend led by my California based teacher Ducky Punch on a beautiful island in Southern Ireland in the most serene of cottages, the Island Cottage. Everything about this experience was unique and unusual. Yes, I said it, unique and unusual.  Now, before these… Continue reading Unique & Unusual: Heir Island Cottage Yoga Retreat and Culinary Experience

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Budapest Days: The Act Itself is Creepy

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.” The Daily Post WordPress Photo Challenge theme is “CREEPY”. This photo and what is represented in it is NOT creepy. The act itself is.  Please continue reading. . . . . A passion of mine is travel and the learning of history through the means of… Continue reading Budapest Days: The Act Itself is Creepy

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Climb In His Skin and Walk Around In It

This morning I parked next to a security guard at the site I am working at this week. He stepped out of his car in his uniform and asked me whether I am a law enforcement agent or an educator? I assured him that I am an educator.  He felt that he didn’t want me… Continue reading Climb In His Skin and Walk Around In It

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Reflections on the Charleston Shootings: Compassion Through Ahimsa

Through yoga we practice to “meet our inner darkness impartially and compassionately, so that it can be transformed without being acted out in the world. We practice how to meet our inner violence nonviolently and how to express our negativity without hurting anyone, including ourselves.