Archive for July, 2010

I realize this isn’t a political blog, nor do I want to write a political blog, but this past Fourth of July Fife and Drumholiday with all the ubiquitous articles commenting on our country’s beginnings, the fireworks shows, the picnics, the music, and the gatherings of family and friends prompted me to give some good thought to what freedom actually means.  Merriam-Webster has a generally accepted definition of freedom. The Future of Freedom Foundation takes the definition of freedom and created a political viewpoint. The National Endowment for Democracy charges itself to promote democratic freedoms globally. The U.S. Department of State has a branch that promotes global religious freedom. All of these groups, and all the varied groups in between, are populated with well-intentioned individuals attempting to live their values and promote freedom in grand, illustrious and outwardly-focused endeavors.  But what of the rest of us? How can those of us with lives so full we can barely find time to sleep understand how to promote or live freedom in our daily lives? In our blessed American lives, does the question of freedom ever cross our minds? Read the rest of this entry »

I’ve been a negligent blogger, tis true.  But, I’m hoping to make it up to you by sharing a great experience!  This past weekend, I attended a yoga workshop with Judith Lasater, a wonderful, compassionate, and incredibly knowledgeable woman. Her 40 years of teaching and learning (not to mention all those degrees, including Physical Therapy) made her workshop, The Shoulder Joint: Anatomy, Theraputics and Asana, sponsored by Eyes of the World in Providence, quite a revelatory experience (for me, anyway.) Read the rest of this entry »