Author Archives: Richard Hudak

About Richard Hudak

I am Senior Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and I have been a practitioner of Anusara™ yoga. I have completed 200 hours of teacher training within its diaspora community, consistent with its philosophy and alignment principles.

“Found Tonight” Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt


Here is a collaboration worth waiting for. The spirit of Alexander Hamilton reaches through to the present. Four days after Broadway superstars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt released charity single “Found/Tonight,” a mash-up of Hamilton’s “The Story of Tonight” and … Continue reading

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Schools as Safe Havens


“[W]hen I work with teachers, I tell them all the time: You may be creating the only space in a child’s life where he or she can walk in, hang up their backpack, and hang up their armor. Only for … Continue reading

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Youth in Politics


Presaging Parkland survivors: “Can we envision a future in which there is a preteen and teenage member of every city council, every local citizen’s committee, every state legislature, and every national House of Parliament?” Continue reading

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O Antiphons!


"The seven Oh Antiphons are 'ohs of ecstasy,’ cries of the heart, cries of rapture, awe, mystery, wonder, and adoration." -Tessa Bielecki, "The Oh Antiphons: An Advent Meditation." • The O Antiphons are ancient daily Christian prayers anticipating Christmas. Hear … Continue reading

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Most reblogged ever


For some reason this quotation strikes a nerve with people. This is my most reblogged post ever on Tumblr, and the reblogging comes in waves. I posted it months ago, and every once and a while it goes through a … Continue reading

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21-Day Spring Cleanse


Originally posted on Wholehearted Yoga:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/77687162303905341/ It’s that time of year again. Actually, it begins today! This is the spring cleanse I recommend for those of us living in the Northeast US. Charlotte Clews is geeky, fun, and accessible. You…

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Easy is right


I thought that I had this quotation by Chuang-Tzu up on the blog somewhere. I guess I have others here, here, and here.     What prompted this inquiry was the chorus of this song by Sarah Jarosz as my … Continue reading

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Help, I’m Alive


Originally posted on The Considered Kula:
Yesterday, I was sitting around in a café aprés yoga with some friends, discussing our midlife spiritual crises, among other things. Not the garden variety of midlife crisis, but the deeper one which impels…

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Equanimous Engagement: Our Students Teach Us


I didn't receive this until after the fact, at the rally. But I find students' respect endearing. #lovetrumpshate A post shared by Richard Hudak (@wholeheartedyoga) on Nov 17, 2016 at 8:38am PST I’m not going to sugarcoat this because this … Continue reading

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Flow


Originally posted on The Considered Kula:
It has been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon. We got a good rain on Wednesday, a long soaking rain, good for field and garden and lawn. It was so dry, no rain for…

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