Entries by Tara Lemerise

Truth and Change

The other day I noticed that my daughter had moved the clock in her room. When I asked her about it she told me that the nightlight on the clock was making the cat figurine on the shelf look creepy. I proceeded to give her this long “mom talk” that I remember hearing when I […]

When We Forget

I taught my last in-person class on March 14, four and half months ago. It’s been a time of such upheaval. But it’s also been a time of soul searching, a call to dig in deep and find the stuff we are made of at our core. What better time to be a yogi? Yoga […]

Fear of the Unknown

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. -H. P. Lovecraft Seems appropriate for our current global crisis, right? The uncertainly of these current times lands me somewhere between low grade anxiety and full on freak out these days. You too? […]

Recurring Choices

I once worked in an office job where part of the decor were so-called inspirational posters. You know the ones, right? They have these cheesy photos overlaid with glib sentiments like: “There is no I in team.” “Whatever the problem, be part of the solution.” “Continuous effort is the key to unlocking potential.” But there […]

Maybe we should just let the monsters in?

Seems a likely time to talk about monsters on the day after Halloween but it was actually something else that inspired this month’s musings. One of my family’s favorite board games is called Castle Panic. Do you know it? All of the players work together to save the castle from invading monsters. It’s a combination […]