• My Thoughts on the World

    Sometimes I wonder if Climate Change is real

    A Life in Crisis I have lost count of the number of people who ask me, with a puzzled face, why I don’t do something with my life. Sometimes they go so far as to tell me that I am “wasting my life”, the full catastrophe of my present condition laid out in front of my eyes, without anesthetic. The last time this happened, it came courtesy of a new co-worker, who then proceeded to tell me all about her sister in law. How could you have been in this country for 13 years and still be “here”, meaning “in this cafe”? “My sister in law is Chinese, she came…

  • My Thoughts on the World

    Healing Ourselves, Healing the Planet

    Weird things begin to happen when we start doing yoga We become… “allergic” towards things that aren’t good for us anyway. Things like: * overly processed food * too much sugar * too much fat * nasty chemicals * violent movies * shopping malls * too much sound * too much light * too much “anything” We start doing yoga in order to be “healthier”, oftentimes to heal a particular health problem. And we end up re-thinking our entire lives. Here’s the progression, for so many of us: * We fall sick (ie: depression, chronic fatigue, etc) and Western Medicine offers no cure. We can’t go on as we were.…