Scenes of East Harlem in Summertime

June 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

Pink Pink Pink Pink « Read the rest of this entry »


Occupy Heartbreak

November 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

This essay was originally published on The Under 35 Project under the title Heartbreak and Revolution.  A version of this piece appears in the January 2013 edition of Shambhala Sun Magazine.

Margarita M.It’s a windy October Wednesday afternoon and I am heading down to Liberty Plaza to meditate at the Occupation of Wall St.  My heart is bruised, raw… I feel an ache in the center of my chest, a lump in the back of my throat that I can’t swallow away.  It hurts and it hurts and it hurts.  The one I loved and trusted has kicked me to the curb.  There were words.

“This is not working for me, and please don’t take it personally.”

Ouch.  This silly heart, she breaks so easily.  I should be used to it.  How many times have I nursed this frivolous risk-taker of a heart this year?  Four times?  Five? « Read the rest of this entry »

28-Day Meditation Challenge: Day 28, Keep It Going

February 28, 2012 § 1 Comment

As we come to the end of February and the end of the 28-Day Meditation Challenge I am thinking about techniques to keep the practice going and alive in our daily lives.  As Sharon Salzberg writes in the final chapter Keeping the Practice Going the main point is “just put your body there”.  Assuming the meditation posture, upright, heart lifted, sits bones grounded, relaxed and alert, is often the most challenging aspect of a regular practice.  But once you’re there, the rest just flows.  « Read the rest of this entry »

28-Day Meditation Challenge: Day 21, Infatuation

February 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’m infatuated… and I can’t think of anything else but the object of my obsession, er… I mean, affection.  Even writing this post is troublesome as all I want to do is spend time with my sweetheart, to treasure the joy, pain, decorum and restraint of our time together.  It’s new, it’s thrilling, it’s wondrous, it’s… a TV show.<--break-> « Read the rest of this entry »

28-Day Meditation Challenge: Day 14

February 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

It’s Day 14 of the 28-Day Meditation Challenge and it also happens to be Valentine’s day OR Singles’ Awareness Day, depending on which one you prefer to celebrate.  I’m going to celebrate love today. Corny, silly, nasty, naughty, bodacious, bold, bad, tender, sad, all the flavors of love.<--break-> « Read the rest of this entry »

28-Day Meditation Challenge: Day 7

February 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

My mood is best described as annoyed or aggravated on this seventh day of the 28-Day Meditation Challenge.  And sure, there are reasons.  Phases of the moon and such.<--break->  « Read the rest of this entry »

Dimples of Venus and SI Joint Discomfort

April 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

My latest post for blog.

Rehabilitation of a Yogi: The Dimples of Venus and the First Noble Truth

My New Weekly Column for The ID Project

April 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Rehabilitation of a Yogi: An Introduction

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