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Desire/Non

By Michelle Azar

March 21, 2014 | 2:47 pm

I remember the first time I heard the Buddhist philosophy that suffering is caused by desire. It kinda blew my mind.

It is just so simple and specific, and... More.

  • Summing it up

    By Michelle Azar

    March 10, 2014 | 11:31 am

    When there is a big life event, oh let’s say like a Bat Mitzvah, and you try to capture it in words, you will always fall short. After all, how do you... More.

  • If you think it, it will come

    By Michelle Azar

    February 12, 2014 | 11:19 am

    Here’s the thing, life is weird.  My husband likes to say, PEOPLE are weird, but I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that it is LIFE that’s the weird... More.

  • When it’s Time

    By Michelle Azar

    February 12, 2014 | 11:18 am

    You know a detox is in store when:

    Your one cup of coffee bleeds into 6. And you still feel sleepy.

    Your irritation level supersedes your enjoyment... More.

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  • Fear itself

    By Michelle Azar

    February 12, 2014 | 11:17 am

    I had never thought of myself as fearful person. Like, I’m not afraid of heights or snakes, I am comfortable in front of groups, and will walk through... More.

  • Fear itself

    By Michelle Azar

    December 11, 2013 | 2:54 pm

    I had never thought of myself as fearful person. Like, I’m not afraid of heights or snakes, I am comfortable in front of groups, and will walk through... More.

  • Gift Horse

    By Michelle Azar

    November 22, 2013 | 5:30 pm

    I get O Magazine.Yes, THE Oprah Magazine. I didn’t subscribe. I don’t know how I get it, who might have gifted me with this, but I have to admit, I like... More.

  • Re-engage the Calm

    By Michelle Azar

    November 11, 2013 | 3:17 pm

    From mistakes come greatness, or so I have heard it said. Well, I’m not sure my slip of the tongue led to greatness, but certainly a good giggle. And... More.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Michelle fell in love with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, the system of Hatha Yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, some 13 years ago while doing a play in San Francisco. Having...

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