Yoga Journal

  • Yoga Journal
  • August 2009
  • grounded traveler
Yoga Journal Agust 2009

The sign by the tip jar in one of my favorite cafés reads: "Fear change? Leave it here." And for years I gladly emptied my pockets. Yoga teaches us about impermanence, but no matter how many hours I logged in class, change and I remained uneasy companions. I often joked to friends that I needed to be fired, dumped, or evicted before I could let something go—especially when there wasn’t something else waiting in the wings. And then it happened. I lost a lucrative writing contract, my boyfriend broke up with me, and my landlords threatened me with eviction—all in a single season.

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  • Yoga Journal
  • June 2009
  • time to eat
Yoga Journal June 2009

Last year, after some heavy heartache and several months on the "breakup diet," I found myself unable to face another handful of trail mix and in dire need of some home cooking. I signed up for a series of conscious-cooking classes taught by San Francisco chef and yoga instructor Jeremy Moran and certifi ed Ayurvedic practitioner Abbie Scianamblo, and set about rebuilding my relationship with food.

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