Author Archives: Jami

Top 10 Reasons to LOVE Puerto Rico

Ahhh… the island of enchantment. Since this month marks five years since I first arrived on the island of singing coquis and the world’s finest piña coladas, I thought I’d pay a little tribute. Never mind how I came about … Continue reading

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Ashtanga – A Cure All Yoga Practice

I was in NYC last week for six days of morning ashtanga yoga practice with Parampara Guru R. Sharath Jois. This made my 15th full week of nonconsecutive study with Sharath, if I count my time in India (two trips) and … Continue reading

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The Steps of Chimundi Hill

You need not have eyes to find spirituality in India. It is everywhere. You can hear it – in the vedic chants streaming eerily from the robed men and women walking along the streets at pre-dawn, or in the conch … Continue reading

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The Subtleties – Ashtanga & Life

My mind was wandering during my yoga practice this morning and I began thinking about how I do the same thing every day – the same physical yoga routine that is – but actually how different it ends up being … Continue reading

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Faces That Pass By in My Mind as I Close My Eyes to Sleep

I see faces pass by in my mind as I close my eyes to sleep … it’s a black and white slide show of people whom I’ve never seen before. Some are hideous and some are beautiful. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Trashy

I’ve been thinking about garbage lately. My garbage mostly. And how many paper towels I waste cleaning up cat puke because a disposable sop is so much easier than using a cloth and wringing it out and possibly risking gagging … Continue reading

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A Bend in The Road

“No fear, no fun.” This is what my yoga guru tells us after a student asks him about overcoming fear in an asana (yoga pose/position). A little fear is good (not too much), he says, but you have to work … Continue reading

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Thankful to be Grateful

About four years ago, I began reading books in the bathtub (back when I had a bathtub!) I think I did it partially because I was so cold in the Pittsburgh climate. I would sit there for hours sometimes, draining … Continue reading

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The Truth Is….

Pain removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul. ~ C.S. Lewis Sometimes I forget how much people dislike the truth, especially when it pertains to their own selves. We say we want … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Creed

I’ve learned some things over the last year or two. I want to share them. There is good and bad in the world. Paying heed to the bad is a waste of time. There is good in the worst of us … Continue reading

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