Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi – Review and Giveaway

Recently, I was asked to review the newest book by Brian Leaf, Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi. I have previously reviewed his other book, Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi, on this site. Brian nicely sent me a copy to review. It took only one afternoon to read and was an enjoyable, light, summer read. My review, and a chance to own this copy follow the break. If you are looking for a book that takes a theoretical approach to examining how yoga impacts parenting, this is not it. There are mentions of meditation, yoga practice, and the occasional connection made between parenting … Continue reading

Vegan Banana Bread

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This is a recipe adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of many wonderful vegan cookbooks. You should check them out! I altered it very slightly for my tastes, but it’s more or less her recipe. Banana Bread Makes 1 loaf Ingredients 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup margarine, at room temp 3 very ripe bananas, mashed well 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup soy milk, mixed with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions
 Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 8×4 … Continue reading

Walk the Walk: It’s Not Easy

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I have taught workshops on dealing with chronic pain. I’ve led sessions on the power of meditation. I’ve counseled many students in gentle yoga classes to hear their bodies, to know that a gentle practice is as “good” as an active practice. I’ve told students in yin that it doesn’t matter whether you can do a pose; it’s the being there and with yourself that is the key. I’ve told friends to take time for themselves, let their bodies heal, stop trying to do everything, and recognize when they need help. I can definitely talk the talk. Sometimes, however, walking … Continue reading