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Presence. Passion. Purpose.

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In a recent Huffington Post article, “The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager,” Thacher School Headmaster, Michael Mulligan relays the status of teens today. On the one hand he extols them as “confident, connected, and open to change.” They are service oriented, embrace diversity, and seek solutions to environmental problems. By reporting these facts one could interpret Mulligan’s views on the Millennial Generation as happy, fulfilled and purposeful, yet Mulligan reports the opposite. He says, “We have…

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Power Down to Power Up!

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POWER DOWN TO POWER UP. What does that mean? In essence, there are positives and negatives to technology, the promises and the perils have been espoused throughout history. Even Thoreau warned, “Men have become the tool of their tools,” and today: “Never before has there been a time when reflection on human nature is so important, particularly because of the power of technology. Misused, technology can isolate us, numbing our social and human tendencies while keeping us continuously occupied. Used affirmatively,…

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Transitions

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Transitions are changes, and sometimes changes can be very scary. We want to hold onto certainty, and that might even be the way we do a set of yoga sequences. We can become numb to the intricacies of the present moment as we lose ourselves in thought and just go through the motions, in a type of automatic pilot. How many times have you been driving your car and ended up someplace without remembering the journey? I have. And it's...
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Who Are These Girls?

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Who are these girls? As I’ve prepared for my time teaching yoga, I’ve asked questions not only about the history of Burma, but more specifically the history of women and girls in Burma. Part of our mission in teaching yoga is to empower them to be strong, confident, and aware of their bodies and voice. Aware of their ability to choose. Labor and sex trafficking is global problem in many countries, but it is especially prevalent in the countries I...
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