Is meditating like taking the red pill in “The Matrix”? Yes, in fact it is, at least according to author Robert Wright in “Why Buddhism is True” – a book whose simplistic title does not do justice to its geeky and frankly mind-blowing innards. Wright holds that the clarity of meditation/mental work is so earth-shattering…
Anne of green gables
Before & After Yoga
We’ve all seen the meme of the horse “before yoga” and the unicorn “after” – and appreciated the glorious, glittery truth of it, right? Here are a few fandom before & after’s – what would you add?!
Anne of Green Gables Flow at Prince Edward Island
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.
The Bad Ass Moms of Fandom
Why is it the word “motherhood” conjures up milquetoast, flowery, frilly images? It’s bonnets and aprons and saccharine adages. In reality, I find motherhood to be exactly the opposite. Sure, there’s joy and love, but in such terrifying concentrations that you can hardly conceive of them – they are awe-inspiring and fearful in their intensity….
Anna, Anne & Annie: Spunky, Red-Headed, Orphaned Grace
What is up with all the Anne’s? Spunky, red-headed, saved orphaned girls named Anne/ie/a seem uniquely suited to capture our hearts. Anne of Green Gables, little orphan Annie, and lately Anna of Frozen, have a seemingly endless power to make us love them (and pay to watch them and read them). Can we analyze this?…
Anne’s revolutionary rapture: Warrior III
Picture “Anne of Green Gables” – you’ll find yourself with images of long red breads, quaint frocks, and pastoral nature scenes. You’re not wrong. But Anne is also subversive AF. (as in, “as far [as possible]” Ahem.) Sure, she goes to Sunday School, learns a moral a chapter, and oozes family values. But those who…