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Autumn Transitions: Staying Warm and Bright in the Cold and Dark

Autumn Transitions: Staying Warm and Bright in the Cold and Dark

The autumn equinox falls this year on Monday, September 23, but there is already a crisp, fall feeling in the air in the early mornings before the sun rises and in the evenings after the sun sets. In upstate New York, leaves have already begun […]

Irish Bread: A Saint Patrick’s Day Tradition

Irish Bread: A Saint Patrick’s Day Tradition

This week, in preparation for Saint Patrick’s Day, I went to visit my mother, Margaret, and we baked an Irish bread, using a recipe that has been handed down through at least six generation of women in our family. We talked about the recipe, how […]

Reflections on the Transition to Autumn

Reflections on the Transition to Autumn

The last few days, when I have left my apartment in the very early mornings to open the yoga studio at which I practice, there has been a crispness to the air that has given me the sense that the seasons are shifting. And I […]

Placenta: Tree of Life, Root of Origin

Placenta: Tree of Life, Root of Origin

The placenta is an organ that resembles the tree of life. It is conceived at the moment of genesis to nourish and maintain the fetus. It unites the mother and herĀ in utero baby in a profound way throughout the pregnancy, while maintaining their integrity as […]