Tag Archives: Summer

Midsummer Blessings


Today is the Summer Solstice, the stillpoint of summer, the longest day in the Wheel of the Year. A few years ago I wrote a stanza of this poem, and I have since “finished” it, by adding a stanza that was missing. Please enjoy this time to pause, but also celebrate abundance with abandon. Continue reading

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Midsummer Haiku


It’s been a while since I’ve written or posted any poetry, much less the rigid form of haiku. But this one came to me in a satori flash, nearly fully written. Cherry stains the fingers Looks like I voted somewhere … Continue reading

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Ayurveda Guidelines for Summer


Your strategy for summer is simple. Eat obscene amounts of what Nature is giving. This is green, green, and more green. And lots of sweet fruits and veggies. Continue reading

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Morning Yearning


Ben Harper’s gentle evocation of the beginning of our daily routine seems very resonant on this the last day of summer. On this chilly morning I am reminded of the Rilke poem I discovered on Olga Rassmusen’s blog last year, … Continue reading

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Tumbling toward Mabon


It’s another beautiful late summer day, and I am emerging from a weekend spent with Bill Mahony, author of Exquisite Love, and my teacher Sara Davidson Flanders, at All That Matters in Wakefield, RI, reflecting on the Nārada Bhakti Sūtras in … Continue reading

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Wanderlust Festival announces that John Friend is off summer lineups : YOGANONYMOUS


This seems like a balanced finding and reasonable approach. Some yoga friends were just wondering about this the other day. I’m sorry I missed Wanderlust last year, but the cost was just too prohibitive for me (just sayin’). Over the … Continue reading

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Existential, or Seasonal, Angst?


Last night I was feeling a little bit of existential, or was it seasonal, angst. Something about the quality of the light and the length of the day, and knowing that they won’t be getting longer for a while weighed … Continue reading

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Business : Pleasure :: Oil : Water


You remember those analogies from the SATs. Today I’m trying to squeeze the last out of the conventional (not astronomical) end of summer, but these syllabi won’t write themselves. Sssh! Two of them were due on Friday, but there’s enough … Continue reading

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Another Morning Walk Haiku / Swing Like a Samba


Morning walk brings nigh Fragrance of childhood summer Earth meets heaven here. I think this one is about memory, sense memory at that. I’ve heard that olfactory memory can be pretty powerful. I’ve been particularly impressed with the musings of … Continue reading

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Living Foods Recipes for Labor Day | Yogahealer


I’m just back from my morning constitutional, drinking a little Classic India Spice Yogi Tea, which I have begun to drink again these cooler late summer New England mornings (contending as I am with the high levels of pollen brought … Continue reading

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