The Yoga of Music: Making the Soup

Like most people, each day when I wake up, I charge into a stream of mental activity. No matter what’s happening, my mind is constantly working—strategizing, planning, coming up with solutions to problems, inventing new problems, rehearsing previous solutions. Often called “monkey mind” by meditation teachers, my monkey seems to want to lift weights, fly a …

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I found this rad photo lying on the street many years ago, and it's hung on the wall in every apartment or house I've lived in since.

MODERATION ITSELF: When Do We Stop Treating Ourselves Like Self-Improvement Projects?

As far as nutritional programs go, like many people, I’ve tried them all. I’ve tried the paleo-influenced Whole 30, and on the opposite end of the spectrum, veganism, pescatarianism, and macrobiotics, with Paul Pitchford’s Healing With Whole Foods as my working nutrition bible for many years. I’ve actually been circling around vegetarianism since age 8. Later, I also did the Hormone …

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DEAR JONI

It is an understatement to say that I am a lifelong fan. Maybe devotee, reverent student. At twelve years old, I discovered “Blue” and “Song to a Seagull” in my mom’s box of old records, and ever since Joni Mitchell has been like a family member to me, the High Priestess presiding over my dawning musicianship …

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