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Excluding religious significance for the moment, I like to think that these “fresh” days of spring can be an invitation for all of us. The days are lengthening and most of us respond rather spontaneously to the added minutes and hours of “new” light that is...

The following is an excerpt from "Loving and Living Yoga: Reflections of A Yoga Teacher", a a collection of my writing on yoga, gardening, and life, which is being prepared for publication. A PRICELESS RESOURCE To talk about breathing is to talk about life. This invisible force...

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At...

I have asked Laura Hayhurst, a young woman who has spent a great deal of time in India, to write her impressions about Rishikesh. If you are interested in attending my seminar “Straight to You” from May 14 – 22, there are still places available. In...

Time Magazine named Quincy Jones one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century. His talents are endless and range from conductor, arranger, composer, humanitarian, etc. His career spans six decades. At eighty one, he still travels extensively and was recently in...

A nasturtium has bright orange flowers and is a favorite among many gardeners. It is an “annual” which means that it grows for only one season (from spring to autumn).I like to plant the cascading variety so as to enjoy its green leaves and cheerful...

Nothing is real other than dreams and love.Hassan Massoudy They can cut all the flowers but they will never stop spring.Pablo Neruda Gratitude, prayers and thanks in remembrance of those who were brave enough to speak, draw and live their truths. Elizabeth ...

  "If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found."- Author Unknown There comes a time in one’s life when some kind of an experience: a death, an unwanted change of home, a job loss, an unexpected health issue, come as such a...

This is a letter that Fra Beato Angelico, a famous Italian painter, wrote to a friend on Christmas Eve in 1387. His words ring timely throughout the centuries. I have translated and abridged his letter. Dear Friend,There is nothing I can give you that you...