by elephantjournal.com on Apr 2, 2013
I haven’t always been a hugger. Really. A while back, I was chit chatting and greeting a few people before my yoga class and in walked in a lady that I hadn’t seen before. I smiled at her and was making my way over to introduce myself and she said, “You’re a hugger. I can [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 15, 2013
This piece is poetry therefore we did not change the original formatting. i’ve been asking myself a lot of questions lately…namely, “where the hell am i?” not just physically, but emotionally, spiritually (all the same thing if you ask me, but you haven’t so i’ll save that for another blog). i’ve wound up on many [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Mar 11, 2013
You can do anything that you wanna do. But please don’t….
by Kate Bartolotta on Mar 9, 2013
5 & 1/2 Things You Should Know Before Yoga Journal Conference in NYC.
by Anne Clendening on Mar 7, 2013
There’s a reason every guy loves The Godfather. Look how freakin’ gangster Michael Corleone looks. The icy stare, the fedora, the suit and tie… There’s nothing that’ll melt my heart quicker than a full-blooded east coast Italian man in a three piece suit. I never say “gangster,” but holy horse’s head, that’s exactly what it [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 5, 2013
The buildings get sucked back and the sky opens. I feel like I can breathe, like I am alone.
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 17, 2012
Perhaps it’s these kinds of tragedies that finally begin to move the great iceberg of change. I was driving around this weekend trying to make sense of yet another shooting rampage, this one even more tragic and senseless than the last. Not surprisingly, nothing much came to me until my radio tuned into Katy Perry’s Wide Awake, [...]
by Walk The Talk Show on Dec 7, 2012
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by Andrew Cohen on Nov 6, 2012
When most people think of evolution, they think of the growth and development of the exterior dimensions of reality—the biological evolution of natural species, the development of the cosmos from the Big Bang to the present, or the rapidly accelerating advancement of technology. But…
by Jay Winston on Nov 2, 2012
As I read, any line between yoga and biking seems to grow increasingly fluid.
by Monica Johnson on Oct 15, 2012
Anyone living in New York City is probably aware of the current soda ban controversy. A heated debate has been taking place for months. However, the focus of the debate is not on soda and its potential negative effects. In a nation consumed with fear of becoming a nanny state, this soda ban has become [...]
by Carolyn Scott on Oct 10, 2012
Despite having spent so much time in Manhattan, I’m not ready to leave without looking into the delicious, healthy and vegan eats available across the East River in Brooklyn! So many hip neighborhoods and so much good food, let’s get started! Being in a concrete jungle, amongst all the hustle and bustle, finding serenity is [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 5, 2012
Finally, after many months of organizing, rallying, phoning, e-mailing, marching, screaming and shouting, participants in the ever-expanding grassroots movement to ban fracking in New York have reason to take a deep breath and smile. They’ve scored a small victory against Governor Cuomo’s steady push to introduce the dangerous drilling method to the state and forced [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 24, 2012
by Carolyn Scott on Sep 20, 2012
This island is home to some of the world’s best cuisine.
by Robert Sturman on Jul 8, 2012
Yoga is Beautiful and so is New York!
by Jill Barth on Jun 1, 2012
I recently interviewed Paul Lightfoot, CEO of BrightFarms. That building in the image will be topped off by his project: the world’s largest rooftop farm. BrightFarms’ plan, under Paul’s direction, makes old-fashioned sense in a manner we’ve come to think of as new wave. BrightFarms’ platform synthesizes produce growth, harvest, distribution and point of sale into a local system.
by elephantjournal.com on May 31, 2012
I was young and I was really didn’t take any interest in yoga. The first time I had been brought to a yoga class was at a local gym and it was the first class that I attended alongside my mother. I had seen my mother do yoga when I was younger and heard about [...]
by elephantjournal.com on May 30, 2012
There is nothing quite like riding down a car-free FDR drive and over the Queensboro bridge with 30,000 other cyclists.
by elephantjournal.com on May 22, 2012
If I had a diary, this show would be the television version of it. Eccentric women thoroughly enjoying their 20s, with wacky jobs and lively sex-capades. This show will give you every reason to laugh at all your misadventures. I am into episode six of the HBO’s hottest television show, Girls, written by the 26-year-old [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 30, 2012
In March, I received an email advertising a Yoga Journal Conference in New York with a discount offer for elephant journal readers. The discount applied to the main Saturday and Sunday of a four-day affair, but I wondered. Dare I go to a Yoga Conference?
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 11, 2012
Hedonistic Tales and the Relevance of Yoga in Today’s World
by Kate Bartolotta on Mar 21, 2012
It’s just not like anywhere else. It’s syncopated.
It has a rhythm like no other place I’ve ever been.
by Starre Vartan on Mar 4, 2012
Her latest collection, shown yesterday at the Box in Lincoln Center as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, was “..inspired by the eternal revolution channeling the spirits of Jim Morrison, Aldous Huxley, and William Blake,” according to the show notes. So our greatest rock ‘n roll poet, a mind-as-world author and poet, and mystical Romantic poet? Beauty described via detail and repeated elements would not be an improper way to describe Suzanne Rae’s collection.
by Starre Vartan on Feb 28, 2012
Gretchen Jones never fails to impress—her design aesthetic moves beyond her clothes and into her always thought-provoking presentations.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 21, 2012
Urban Food Production for the Landless is a workshop taught by Brooklyn Homesteader, Meg Paska. The course covered all of the things one can grow indoors in a small urban space, including sprouting beans, starting seeds, making edible pea-shoot terrariums, and – most intriguing – growing mushrooms in coffee grounds.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 13, 2012
Valentine’s Day = no celebration for me. That’s when all the loonies come out to play. And St. Valentine was beaten to death and then beheaded. What’s to celebrate? Plus, I’m 48, I’m single, unemployed and I don’t have a dog.* Pretty much rock bottom. My rock bottom is comparatively pretty shiny. I live in [...]
by Kristin Althea on Jan 31, 2012
Brian E. Ford Why I Wish the Giants Would Lose More Than I Wish the Patriots Would Win. And as a Patriots fan, it’s a little hard to admit. And worse than admitting [Why I Wish the Giants Would Lose More Than I Wish the Patriots Would Win] would be feeling that my words are [...]
by Tessa on Jan 29, 2012
I want to be loved. I have a heart, a pair of hands and a vagina. But zombies… zombies… they are everywhere and they are impenetrable.
by Karl Saliter on Jan 27, 2012
I believe paying hunters are cowards and thieves. They hide under the strong arms of the professional hunter. They are stealing a false sense of virility, which they wear like the cheapest cologne on the planet. They don the fool’s grin, but not in a good way.
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 23, 2012
Art Basel is known as “the most prestigious art show in the Americas” attended by curators and art collectors from around the world.
by Waylon Lewis on Jan 21, 2012
“I love it here!” “I hate it here” “Where’s the train!?” “Oh, they’re filming Law & Order…who cares?” Yup, it’s NYC. Bagel: DC: “best in the US…well, aside from New York”:
by Marylee Fairbanks on Jan 10, 2012
The more he used words like adorable and love, the more I believed that I was a hat person.
by Waylon Lewis on Jan 5, 2012
“impromptu ukulele-conga jam session between strangers”<> Daily What. Only in NYC. That’s not true: music brings together strangers and wakes out-of-it-ness into smiling everywhere. Everywhere. Wow of the day. And A Star Is Born: I give you…Jessica Latshaw. The best 3:44 of my day (and I had a pretty good day)—and now, maybe of yours: [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 28, 2011
But it was the winners, each of whom will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and other services including mentoring, internship placements and job training.
These are incredible kids who have managed to shine academically and give back to their communities in spite of personal ordeals that would have defeated most people.
by Matt Wallace on Dec 15, 2011
In today’s epicurean existence the idea of food can be summed up in two words: food porn.
by David McConaghay on Dec 14, 2011
Are you ready for Sophistafunk?
by Yoga Modern on Nov 18, 2011
With all the time I’ve spent thinking about sex trafficking lately, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised I had the dream I d
by Susanna Harwood Rubin on Oct 26, 2011
…the unbearable boredom of the flickering lights, the jockeying for seats, the banality of the beige-yellow-orange subway seats…
by Traci Wallace on Oct 24, 2011
I am all about doing what’s right and fighting for causes that I believe in, which brings me to an interesting fact that has always resonated with me. Mother Teresa never attended an anti-war rally, but she would always lend her support to a peace rally. She realized that putting your energy behind something that you are “for” is far better than rallying behind something you are “against.”
by Jackie Summers on Oct 17, 2011
Charisma makes us swoon but might lead us to disaster. Character is steadfast and honorable but wooden, and dull. How do we resolve this?
With Phi Φ.
by Jeannie Page on Oct 6, 2011
No eramos Republicanos ni Demócratas, no eramos azules ni rojos; eramos estadounidenses. Fuimos el 99%.
by Yesica Pineda on Oct 2, 2011
Wall Street Ocuppy
by Jackie Summers on Sep 16, 2011
If you knew for a fact that at the end of every day you were coming home to some good loving, the majority of life’s minor annoyances, would simply cease to be.
by Anna Sheinman on Sep 14, 2011
I was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. My parents are lovely folks who never exercise or eat healthy. They love to have fun, go out, eat, dress, drink, dance and indulge in general. Both of them had a really good jobs and a thriving business. We were well off and life was good for a while. Things always change, but this is another story. I came to New York just in time for my 19th birthday for the summer break. I fell in love with NY and never looked back!
by Waylon Lewis on Sep 11, 2011
A round-up of today’s most moving moments: Presidents Bush, Clinton (eloquent), Obama; Paul Simon’s sounds of silence; children sing Empire State of Mind…and an epic anthem. Let this anniversary be about sadness, remembrance, heroism, empathy, community & Love—not Gitmo, TSA, Patriot Act, war or civilian deaths wherever they happen. ~ ed. NY Times: Unlike Mr. [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 3, 2011
It all began innocently enough. A little trip to India and a distaste for group email blasts. Soon I was writing daily. Just as suddenly I stopped, started, stopped, started, stopped and here I am again.