REBALANCE, RECONNECT, REAWAKEN

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On Learning to Love Loss

On Learning to Love Loss

We have now come to a turning point in what feels to be a long long fade — a kind of toboggan slide downward— as my mom continues to lose her bearings and now, according to the staff around her, needs to be placed in another facility with full time nursing care around her. I can recall my mom standing on one leg in the kitchen years ago drinking bancha tea.

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Recommended Documentary of the Month

Recommended Documentary of the Month

Surya and I just watched the Aug 9, 2022 Frontline special ‘Afghanistan Undercover’,  a PBS documentary directed by the amazing Iranian journalist Ramita Navai. After the U.S exited the country one year ago, the Taliban in Afghanistan have pulled the human rights rug right out from underneath women in that society. It reveals just how devastating and exploitive fundamentalist religion can be and, when mixed with male domination, leaves women vulnerable to neglect and abuse.

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Caring for an Aging Loved One

Caring for an Aging Loved One

Following my last entry in which I shared some reflections of my time with my 88 year old mother who suffers from dementiaI was pleased to hear back from some of you who shared your experiences attending to an aged parent. There are just so many trials and tribulations in witnessing the deterioration of the body-mind of someone we cherish.

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The Brain, Dementia and Yoga

The Brain, Dementia and Yoga

I recall Iyengar once said, “the brain is the most difficult organ to adjust”. I am staying with my 88 year old mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s and dementia and this is apparent. After 45 years of yoga, my mother Susan’s body is healthy and stable but she
cannot remember a thing

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At Great Odds

At Great Odds

What is your tolerance for the dumbfounding and the unpredictable? I hope it is not too low, for the world today is full of wind storms, fluctuating markets, hackers and trolls. Someone recently said that on the time line of maturation, humanity is still in its adolescence.With brains not fully developed, people are erratic and do things without thinking at all.

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