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With temperatures climbing to below 40 degrees this week it is important to take precautions in order to keep the body warm. Protect your lungs by wearing a scarf that covers your neck and your mouth when you go outside. This will help to warm the air before it enters your lungs. Eat warming, heating foods. Adding warming spices like cardamon and cinnamon to a hot bowl of oatmeal is a great way to start these chilly winter mornings. Practice yoga to keep the breath moving through your body and to prevent stiffness in the joints. Cuddling under …
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Join me for a rejuvenating yoga and snowshoeing retreat in the beautiful Green Mountains. Although the mountains are right at our back door we do not always allow the time to fully appreciate their beauty and magic. During this one day yoga retreat you will have the time to soak in the wonder of the woods, both inside and out, as you give yourself the gift of a full day steeped in yoga and meditation, away from the daily responsibilities of your life.
Saturday March 19
“If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don’t want a long funeral.
And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. And every now and then I wonder what I want them to say. Tell them not to mention that I have a Nobel Peace Prize—that isn’t important. Tell them not to mention that I have three or four hundred other awards—that’s not important. Tell them not to mention where I went to …
by Billy Collins
Today we woke up to a revolution of snow,
its white flag waving over everything,
the landscape vanished,
not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness,
and beyond these windows
the government buildings smothered,
schools and libraries buried, the post office lost
under the noiseless drift,
the paths of trains softly blocked,
the world fallen under this falling.
In a while, I will put on some boots
and step out like someone walking in water,
and the dog will porpoise through the drifts,
and I will shake a laden branch
sending a cold shower down on us both.
But for now I am a willing prisoner in this house,
a sympathizer with the anarchic …
Take class at Laughing River on Wednesday January 12th and 10% of proceeds will go directly to our friends in Haiti.
We would like to extend this important call to action for our larger community to remember and stand in solidarity with our global neighbors in Haiti. On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the country, devastating the capital and largest city, Port-au-Prince. A study by the Inter-American Development Bank as reported by the New York Times, estimated that the total cost of the disaster was between $7.2 billion to $13.2 billion, based on a death toll from 200,000 to 250,000. While public response was strong in 2010, there is …