How stories and stretching can help us heal.

The other day I was teaching yoga to a group of grade 9 boys at the high school here in my hometown. They were doing as well as can be expected of wandering minds for the most part, but then as I was starting to teach them a more difficult pose, I noticed them all start … Continue reading How stories and stretching can help us heal.

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To love thine enemy: why love will always trump hate.

Originally published on elephant journal: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/11/to-love-thine-enemy-why-love-will-always-trump-hate/ The morning after the election, I woke up crying. I went to bed at 2:00 a.m., right after John Podesta came on the air and told us to get some sleep. He told us that it was too close to call. That they would keep counting. Even at that … Continue reading To love thine enemy: why love will always trump hate.

10 ways writing helps ease the pain of a Trumped-up world.

Originally published on elephant journal: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/11/10-ways-writing-helps-us-deal-with-a-trumped-up-world/ “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  ~ Maya Angelou If you’re anything like me, you watched the American Presidential race with a heavy heart. I had already burst into tears at the beginning of the final debate when I heard Trump talk so vehemently about … Continue reading 10 ways writing helps ease the pain of a Trumped-up world.