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“The greatest journeys are the ones that bring you home.” -The Namesake film trailer

Dear Ones,

Today’s my birthday. Birthdays, like the beginning of each new year, are excellent opportunities to reflect and take stock of where we’ve been, and to see where we want to go. As it’s been a while since I’ve been in touch, I wanted to take this chance to catch you up on where I’ve been and where I’m headed.

2015 took me on many joyful journeys to share the ancient healing wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda with different groups of amazing people.

 

My students spanned Silicon Valley seniors to Yoga enthusiasts to staff at Stanford’s Health Improvement Program to Alameda County Probation Department correctional officers to Health Technology Forum innovators to Stanford Health Care Valleycare patients to the Social Innovation Summit’s Fortune 500 executives, White House representatives, and leading social entrepreneurs.

One of the most meaningful talks I gave was on January 3, 2016, at the Hindu Temple in my hometown of Toledo, Ohio.

As the trailer of The Namesake movie says: “The greatest journeys are the ones that bring you home.”

I love The Namesake. I can completely relate to the main character, Gogol’s journey and confusion growing up between two cultures, where we stand simultaneously in a space of neither and both, perpetually searching for the meaning of “home.”

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The Light of Love

I used to be scared of dogs, until I met Saya…Saya was abandoned at birth and found on the highway. He was going to be put to sleep as a puppy, when my Ayurveda teacher Shunya ji read his story on an online forum. She and her husband Sanjai ji went to meet him on a dark, rainy day in October 2002, and actually forgot his exact address, but somehow ended up right at his house; the first door they rang (with all the houses on that street looking exactly the same) was his!  Continue reading

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