My name is Dora; I am a business owner, a teacher, an IMMIGRANT, a naturalized citizen, I contribute to the economy and the well-being of this country. I never was late to pay my taxes or my credit card. I have no criminal record; I don’t even break the speed limit; something that drives my husband crazy. I am an obsessive compulsive rule follower. I respect the law, and I AM ANGRY. I teach mindfulness, and I tell my students that there is no such a thing as bad emotions. Ins
A few months ago we published an article from Keri on how her yoga practice allows her to find ground as a physician and as a patient. This week Spira reached out to Minda, who is an immigration lawyer and mom when she is not on her mat practicing. When I first read her essay, it brought tears to my eyes. I hope you will enjoy reading her yoga journey and find strength in your practice and life through her experience. If you are interested in sharing how yoga helps to balance
I took a quick sip of breath while I thought, “Oh Gosh, is this still OK?” “I hope I did not make her feel uncomfortable!” “Oh fudge it, I really don’t want to live in this kind of atmosphere. “ “Well, if you don’t like something you may as well DO something about it!” These were my thoughts a week ago, when a beautiful lady came to Spira. So here I am doing something about it. Writing is a way I engage with the universe. I firmly believe that when we share our stories and di
You have to do more. We all have to do more! Time has shown that continuously living in snap judgments and instant gratification, in the illusion of visual pleasure has proven to be blindness of the worst kind.
You can do more! As I was reading through Dr. King’s speeches this morning, I was humbled by his clarity and wisdom. I was disappointed that the world has not progressed further, that his words are still applicable! We can do more. We have to do more, and since I cann
Listen now Free speech only works when it is responsible, and people in public eye, television stations and news organizations need to recognize their power and take responsibility. I know this is a sticky wicket since it sounds like controlling free speech. I will stay away from that very complex legal argument that has tremendous merit. For now, I would like to discuss this responsibility that we all have in life when we speak to our family, our neighbor, the grocery store