Stories

As a fellow traveler on the path, I invite you to share in my stories and adventures for your inspiration..
Returning to Wholeness in Holy Bhadra Month Sep 01, 2021

Welcome to September, which in the Vedic calendar is the month of Bhadra.

Bhadra means “auspicious,” “lucky,” “fortunate." During the first dark half of the month, it’s the tradition to invoke and feed your ancestors.

I never understood the connection between...

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How my Guru Fixed my Greatest Flaw Jul 24, 2021

My dear all,

With a full and grateful heart, I wish you a Happy Guru Purnima…the full Moon dedicated to the one who leads you home to your highest Self.

Many of us who practice yoga tend to discount the role of Guru. We tend to think it’s enough to have an “inner”...

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After Grief, Gratitude: How the Heart Heals After a Pandemic Jun 01, 2021

I’m fond of books whose titles reveal everything you need to know without having to read them. I’m thinking specifically of Jack Kornfield’s, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path. 

You get it in the title. We grow wise by gaining...

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There’s a path that’s the end of suffering. May 01, 2021

This story comes to you from India, which is reeling from a brutal second wave of Covid. In the midst of such widespread suffering, death and grief, I’m reminded of India’s greatest spiritual teacher, the Buddha, whose birth anniversary is celebrated on May 26th, the date of this...

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And in typical Aquarian fashion, what’s old is new again Apr 01, 2021

Despite what we learn from the news media, April is full of pleasant surprises in my opinion. 

The very best thing about April astrologically is that Jupiter leaves the clutches of his debilitation in Capricorn and enters the world-expansive Aquarius on the 7th. The great planet of wisdom...

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You’ll feel like exploding with colors everywhere Mar 01, 2021

It’s *almost* spring here in the northern hemisphere, which means in the Vedic calendar it’s Holi time!

Famed the “festival of colors,” Holi occurs on the brilliant full Moon in the Vedic "month of flowers.” It’s signaled by bonfires burning up collective...

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Go and love some more. Feb 14, 2021

I almost forgot it was Valentine’s day until my assistant asked me if I was going to say something about the “big holiday” coming up. I really had to think. What holiday?

Perhaps I’ve erased it from my mind since my ex-husband refused to acknowledge it. He claimed it was a...

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A churning begins in the sky above and within us below Feb 01, 2021

As we move into February, a churning begins in the sky above and within us below.
Five planets stack the sign of sidereal Capricorn forming a stellium, which could be compared with a single shaft of light—your spinal column. 

This month you locate your “spine” in all areas...

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Suddenly things are much bigger than we thought destiny insight self-discovery Mar 27, 2020

There are certain times in our life when we experience divine intervention. That painting of Michelangelo of God and Adam touching fingers comes to life. We feel suddenly that things are much bigger than we thought…

And we’re not in charge.

Years ago when I was a graduate student in...

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Never Regret Saying, "Yes." sanskrit self-discovery vedas vedic astrology Feb 25, 2020

There’s one thing  I’ve never regretted in my life, saying “Yes.” Even when I was scared. Even when my rational mind tried to talk me out of it. Even when friends and loved ones were worried about my decisions.

Most people when they hear what I did as a teenager alone...

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One Simple Thing That Can Turn You Into a Yoga Master awareness brahmin india meditation nepal pranayama samadhi sanskrit yoga Aug 06, 2016

If you’re like most yogis, you really enjoy how yoga makes you feel. Your skin glows. Your body looks great. And you don’t sweat the small stuff as much as you used to.

As you get more hooked on yoga, you discover your life force. You realize how deeply your breath influences your...

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White Girl Steps Off Plane, Slips in Pile of Dung, Finds Enlightenment sanskrit Aug 06, 2016

By the time I’d finished the last chapter of Swami Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, I’d completed my first semester of college—and I was finished with that also.

Yogananda’s stories of yogis who’d attained heightened states of consciousness and miraculous...

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