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I'M IN A BOOK! #MARCHFORSCIENCE & A WEEK OF BEING A MANIFESTING MACHINE.

Speaking of which, I’ve done a lot of things I'm proud of, but this may be my biggest honor to date. Last fall, I was invited to contribute to the new book from The March for Science "Science Not Silence: Voices of the March for Science Movement" published by MIT Press.  The book is gorgeous. I am beyond words, humbled, and filled to the brim with gratitude to be included alongside some of the bravest and most brilliant minds of our time.  You can pick up a copy of the book here:  https://www.marchforscience.com/book

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KINDNESS. POETRY BY NAOMI SHIHAB NYE

My heart is heavy with sorrow. My hope is that all the tragedies of late allow us to grieve deeply, grieve universally....

"...Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice..."
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.

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DEATH. EAST ROCK. MY BODY AS TEACHER.

I am composing this blog post from East Rock on Star Island during my fifteenth year leading a yoga conference. Fifteen years. It seems impossible that it has been that long. As I sit here staring at the endless sea and thinking about the passage of time, I am also thumbing through a book about death, which has been on my mind a lot lately.

I always say that when I die I want my loved ones, friends, students, old lovers, old enemies, and anyone who I’ve danced with in this journey to come together at sunrise and throw my ashes off of this cliff.   This rock is my home and is infused with memories that range from sunrise meditations and soul-blubbering cries to some fantastic make-out sessions with a variety of lovers over the years.  I can only imagine how many other hearts this rock holds in the crags of its sparkling surface.....

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RETURNING HOME. POETRY FROM STAR ISLAND.

Our theme this year for our 15th annual Star Island Yoga Retreat was, "Returning Home. " This poem says it all.

- Ursula K. Le Guin
Please bring strange things.
Please come bringing new things.
Let very old things come into your hands.
Let what you do not know come into your eyes.
Let desert sand harden your feet.
Let the arch of your feet be the mountains.
Let the paths of your fingertips be your maps
And the ways you go be the lines of your palms..... (click for more)

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HAITI: THE LAND OF HOPE

Nursing in global health is a steep and fast learning curve. The last few weeks in Haiti were tiring but deeply soul-fulfilling. I have shed tears with some of my patients over situations that no person should endure. I have also smiled so hard it hurts from the stories of hope and resilience.

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EVENTS, LIVE WELLCarrie Tyler
FIRE & REWIRE YOUR BRAIN TO DEAL WITH YOUR EMOTIONS

When we fire a neuron for any reason - movement, thought or emotional circuitry - that neuron is myelinated.

The more it fires, the more myelin encases the neuron. The more myelin there is the faster the nerve can signal, which means a quicker response time. This is how we acquire “skills” such as riding a bike or master a yoga balancing posture. The same is true in working with our emotions; the stronger the myelin around the neural signals, the greater our awareness and response to the emotion. 

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EVENTS, PRACTICE, LIVE WELLCarrie Tyler