What eleven things were you most grateful for in 2011? a 1. great friendships 2. my wonderful family 3. a good job in a career that I love (teaching!) 4. the opportunity to teach lots of yoga schmoga 5. the freedom and ability to travel widely 6. Yoga as Muse 7. my continuing studies powerful Dharma… Continue reading December 28 – Agradecimiento (Gratitude)
How did you serve in 2011? Do you plan to volunteer in 2012? a In addition to teaching 8th grade English, I am the Community Service Coordinator at my school in Guatemala. In this role, I have been fortunate to connect with some amazing nonprofit work going on in this country at organizations including Long Way… Continue reading December 26 – Seva (Service)
Illustrate your own personal wonderland -- real or imagined. What’s the weather like? Who else is there with you? Use vivid detail. a "We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." ~ Charles Kingsley
What was the most cherished gift you received this year? What were the most thoughtful gifts you gave? a For it is in giving that we receive. ~Saint Francis of Assisi
Actions speak louder than words. What daily actions will you take this year? How will you begin your January mornings? a We have so many choices in how we wake up. Meditation in stillness or in movement? Coffee or tea? Breakfast or not? Music or silence? a I, for one, will be having a licuado… Continue reading December 23 – Karma (Action)
Where did you encounter sweetness in 2011? Was there sweetness In the warm embrace of a trusted friend? In an unexpected home cooked meal after a long day of work? In the park at sunset? On the yoga mat? At the beach? Within the confines of your own bedroom? All of the above, I hope.