Entries by Tara Lemerise

Where is your Harbor?

This past weekend, I had the great privilege of spending a few hours learning from a brilliant teacher named Sam Rice. Her workshop was called “Harbor of the Heart” and at the beginning, she offered this as the definition of the word harbor: a place of security and comfort a part of a body of […]

The Side Show

Many years ago, I heard this piece on NPR about how multitasking is a delusion. We think we are doing more than thing at once but what’s actually happening is that our brain is moving from one single thing to another single think at such an unbelievable pace that it makes us think we are […]

What We Get When We Fail

The Swamis once gave me an assignment: Make a list of all of the times you wish you made a different choice. Sounds easy, right? At first it was. I just started making a (very long) list of all of the times I screwed up and wished I had done things differently. Then I started […]

The Art of Yielding

Will and I were in the car a few days ago, about to merge onto 495 when the traffic in front of us came to a dead stop on the ramp. As we were paused, Will looked over and noticed the yield sign. “Mom, does that mean stop?” When I explained that it means the […]

Earth. Breath. Beauty.

Jillian Pransky shares this story in her brilliant book Deep Listening. It’s been on my mind a lot lately. A Buddhist community in France was visited by a reporter who was on assignment to write a story about the comings and goings of the group. When he arrived, he was invited to take the daily […]

The Right Way to Yoga

Have you ever seen the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”? Definitely not a cinematic master piece but a chuckle worthy early 2000’s rom-com that I think is worth a watch on a dreary afternoon. Check out one of my favorite scenes… My celeb crush on Paul Rudd aside, I feel like this SO often when it […]

Gratitude

With a giant pile of Halloween candy bounty, fresh from my  Trick-or-Treat adventures with a surfer, unicorn, and Kurt Cobain, I’ve already starting thinking about Thanksgiving. It is easily one of my favorite holidays. Part of the reason is that a few years ago, I convinced my family to let me host the gathering. Even […]

Nourish Yourself and Hiss

I know I promised no more with the yoga stories about animals but I just couldn’t help myself. This is one of my favorites and it feels so very relevant right now. There was once an accomplished yogini and teacher named Sādhvī. She traveled through the countryside to offer service and share her wisdom, making yearly […]