Recently we had the pleasure of visiting Prince Edward Island, home of the beloved Anne of Green Gables. Here is a yoga flow chronicling my own attempt to channel Anne and live some of her adventures.
There’s something magical about a dance that comes out of nowhere. It’s as if suddenly things and people are in tune and in sync – so much so that they produce an art form more than the sum of its parts. Writers know this, of course, which is why they occasionally include them in otherwise…
Our favorite heroes’ stories follow a common pattern – as do our lives, really! Joseph Conrad defined 12 steps in this pattern as the Hero’s Journey, outlining how every hero starts out in a dull, not-quite-right beginning, gradually gains allies and enemies and goes through ordeals, and finally emerges changed at the end. It rings…
We all need our happy, safe spaces – both mental and physical. For those who love their fandoms, those spaces might even be imagined. It’s lovely just to picture yourself in the TARDIS, on the Enterprise, or in Hogwarts. There may be no space more snug, however, than the kind that you physically can wear….
It’s easy to feel like Luke Skywalker, like Harry Potter, like Doctor Strange before he became a sorcerer. It’s even easy to feel like Anakin Skywalker. They are all full of intense, conflicting feelings and just the spark of potential – a spark waiting to be fanned into a flame by their sage, mysterious mentors….
To geeks, who often feel powerless in this intimidating world, what could be more satisfying than the development of powers to move things with the mind – a superhuman strength that doesn’t involve humiliating time spent in gym class?!