Within the last year I have developed a deep interest in how my own and others’ yoga practices may benefit from moving out of our homes and yoga studios and into nature. I believe that practicing outside can help us to feel more connected. When we feel more connected with the world, we are more […]Read More Why Practice Yoga Outside?
toy tiger forgotten on the classroom floor stalking dropped cheeriosRead More Tiger Haiku
Lovingkindness meditation, or metta, is a Buddhist practice for developing compassion. Practicing it over time, I started to wonder why we are limited to primarily wishing lovingkindness to ourselves and other humans (until the very end when ‘all beings everywhere’ are included). So, I created my own version! I flipped the order of the traditional […]Read More Loving-Kindness Meditation Beyond the Human
candy wrappers lie among red, yellow, brown fallen leavesRead More Post-Halloween Haiku
honeymoon langurs on the sunlit, Himalayan hillside- primatologist identity crisisRead More Primatology Haiku
I just attended the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) annual meeting. It was my second environmental education (EE) conference, and during both I lamented the fact that they were not the anthropology or primatology conferences where I feel the most satisfying sense of belonging. (Note: Not everyone feels this way, and that’s a […]Read More What is an Almost Anthropologist?
In honor of attending the NAAEE conference this week, I offer this environmental education themed haiku: scat garden flop no sprouts from this bear poo plopRead More EE Haiku #2
talking to Mom about greedy orangutans “same shit, different species”Read More Not-So-Great Apes Haiku
Years ago, I posed for a picture on a day trip along the Wakulla River in northern Florida. A juvenile brown pelican bobbed behind me as I aimed my cheesy smile at the camera. I turned back around, greeted the bird with enthusiasm, and delighted as it swam closer to my rocky perch on the […]Read More Usual Love for an Ordinary Pelican
red eft contemplates nerdy birders across a muddy ditchRead More Herp Haiku