Practice makes practice.

I first started yoga and meditation practices regularly when I was in Varanasi, India, the year after high school. I was 18. I know how cliched that sounds, but it's true. It was just days after 9/11. It was bizarre and surreal to be both physically removed from the familiar and to have my very... Continue Reading →

screen overload

I am grateful for the technology that allows us to communicate. To see each others' faces, hear each others' voices. To blog. To find out about important guidelines and events. To access classes and teach classes and hold meetings and share resources. To hold seders and family dinners and happy hours. We need this, all... Continue Reading →

WHERE’S ZAB?? or, notes on boundaries

Working a lot (at institutions that employ me— that kind of work). Work-life balance is tough, and sometimes I spend more time “at work” than is optimal for me. That’s the way it goes— every day on the planet isn’t the Zabby show. There are seasons— and trade-offs. I’m new-ish in two different jobs, which... Continue Reading →

What turns you on?

I don’t mean like, my turn-ons are long walks on the beach and well-defined abs (although I do like those things). Yes, being “turned on” is definitely used to mean sexually aroused— and that’s cool (hot?), but I like the metaphor beyond that. Hear me out.  I’m thinking more “tune in, turn on”. When you... Continue Reading →

resolutions, shmesolutions.

I’m not making any. Here’s why: I’m the kind of person who follows through. To a fault. If I said I was going to yoga, I’m going— even if I’m too tired, I’m missing a deadline, my partner needs me at home, I went yesterday, and my favorite teacher is on vacation. My commitment to... Continue Reading →

this time of year. . .

This time of year, I see a lot of patients who just. . . don't feel good. Do i have mono? they ask, is it my thyroid? is there something wrong with my stomach? and yes, a few folks do have something going on, but most of us (yes, us) don't need a medical diagnosis... Continue Reading →

be honest.

Going into a season of giving and consuming, and before we get to the part where we make grand plans about how to better ourselves, I have a mantra to ponder: BE HONEST. I don’t mean destroy the filter in your brain that tells you it might not be a good idea to say something. I... Continue Reading →

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