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  • The 100, my January resolution

    The 100, my January resolution

    Well, it isn’t really a resolution, so much as a challenge. I had this wacky idea. I am always counting the hundred. I probably do 20 or 30 counts of the hundred four or five times a day, getting people going. Rarely do I actually do the whole 100. In fact, when I am working …

  • Instructor proves practice not meant to make perfect

    Instructor proves practice not meant to make perfect

    Practice not meant to make perfect… By Rachel Seurer, Badger Herald As I sat in lotus in my skintight pants and Lululemon tank (which showcased my triceps that had been toned from countless Vinayasa flows), I felt anything but Zen. Feeling anxious, I had to wonder: Had my yoga practice, which had once been the …

  • Midlife Farm

    I have always wanted to live on a farm embracing not the simple life but the essential dirt, hatchings, birthings, hardship, death, compost compost for the soul sweet grasses sweet trees wildness and domestication side by side sisters the essential piling up like the photos on the piano carefully each month I pull them down …

  • Listening to the Universe

    Listening to the Universe   first I sketched leaves with the finest pointed pens trying to replicate details and edges as precisely as my eyes and hand could   later I drew pictures after lights out of my black and white striped cat each morning revealed blobs and unmeeting scribbles   Now I smell bark …

  • Yoga vs. Teacher

    Your body is your teacher. I point out which way your foot is facing and if the knee is safe in that direction or not. You are the one who feels it and gets it or not. If you are talking aloud or talking to yourself in your head constantly, it is probably a good …

  • Permeability

    If I took a step back to take it in I could see myself in the middle of something puddle, storm, narrative, love it isn’t as if I am invisible it is more as if what exists outside is not separate that there is no distinct outside, outline, casing porous but more than that like …

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