Greg’s Granola

My uncle Greg is into health and fitness.  He has completed a “century” bike ride (100 miles) in all 50 states AND a marathon in all 50 states.  I’m serious.  This is a thing.  I believe he is the only person who has done both.  If you know someone...

West Calhoun On A Course for Major Development

About 40 neighbors gathered at the Bakken Museum last night for the West Calhoun Neighborhood Council annual meeting. It was a chance to hear from the Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, and several other elected officials. New Resident, New Development I moved into the...

Ice Clears from Bde Maka Ska

It was 60º and sunny on a Sunday just two weeks after the historic mid-April blizzard. The trail around Bde Maka Ska (formerly known as Lake Calhoun) was filled with friends walking and talking. Ice covered the lake except for a few inches along the shoreline, a few...

Mudra for Unshakable Trust

Feeling hopeless or pessimistic? This hand gesture may help. The Sanskrit name for this Yoga hand gesture, or mudra, is Vajrapradama.  It means “unshakable trust and confidence.”  It can support you in feeling greater vitality when lacking enthusiasm. Sit...

You Had Me At “Magic” Date Balls

Always looking for a nutritious sweet treat full of “real” ingredients, I was delighted to come across this simple recipe, for Magic Date Balls. I’ve had the honor of teaching yoga to the students of a Montessori school once a week all year and I...

Free Air Life

Being out in nature is an incredible mood elevator – a truly natural high. Of course you already know this. It’s intuitive to connect with nature. But in our busy, high-tech world it’s nice to be reminded. Connecting with nature includes the weather and as it warms up...