by Micah Mortali It was the darkest time of my life. I was a 26-year-old therapeutic wilderness counselor for at-risk youth, living in the rugged mountains of North Carolina with a group of 10 boys, ages 11 to 17. The winter had been cold, our shelters weren’t insulated, and the group dynamics were dysfunctional, to […]
Serves 4 Pesto: 1/4 cup walnuts 1 to 2 cloves garlic 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1 Yukon Gold potato, sliced thin, about 1/4-inch thick 8 organic eggs 1/4 cup heavy cream, milk, or water 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Pinch of black pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin […]
What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? Limited ideas of masculinity, propagated by the media and socio-cultural norms, can be stifling for men who want to explore their spirituality and discover new ways of expressing themselves. To create a shift, men are banding together to question old paradigms and find support […]
by Reyna Eisenstark I’ve been wanting to write about clutter for days now … but there’s a huge pile of papers on my desk. Every time I sit down to write, I look at that pile, and suddenly I want to be just about anywhere else. But, a little while ago, I straightened out the […]
Sit up tall and close your eyes. Imagine a long plumb line running from the crown of your head to the tip of your tailbone. Soften your shoulders and broaden your collarbones. How does it feel to sit in alignment? What other parts of yourself can you bring into alignment?
This delicious carrot cake recipe could also pass as carrot muffins and, since it’s chock full of carrots, walnuts, and raisins, we say it counts as breakfast! Makes one 9×13-inch or one 9-inch round cake For the frosting: 1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 to 2 tablespoons honey […]
Grounds Supervisor Kevin Foran, known as “Moose,” has been the steward of the Kripalu campus in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, for more than 30 years, since Kripalu moved to the Berkshires in 1983. He shared a few of the highlights he looks forward to each year as spring arrives on the Kripalu campus. Goodbye, Winter; Hello, Snowdrops! […]