The Stories We No Longer Carry

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The journey from packing the contents of my life in a moving van to needing only two suitcases for a move abroad is long and winding. It’s telling that those two suitcases are the equivalent of what I first brought with me as I left my childhood home.

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The Song of Achilles / Madeline Miller

An unfortunate fact is that mythology is no longer shared ‘round dancing fires. Instead, its tales are told within sterile classrooms. They languish in our past fragments as a class we took without the fireside perspective that suggests we might actually be living them.

Thankfully, Madeline Miller knows how to stoke a flame. Song of Achilles, a retelling of the life of Achilles, gestated for ten years before earning for Miller the Orange Prize and a loyal following. She admits to stealing from Plato as others have before her, but there is a difference. She lovingly dredges the depths of humanity rather wallow in it.

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Mats of Practice

2 MIN READ

Yoga, like other practices that activate qi or prana, creates a space for self-development and presence. How can we use what we learn on the mat elsewhere in our life or in our creative development?

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Mirror Time

2 MIN READ

Tuning into the movements of nature, especially the cycle of the moon can create “mirror time”, that critical space in our life that allows for self-examination. Do how do you begin?

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