Shopping Yet? A Yogi’s Guide to Desire During the Holidays

By Michelle Marchildon | Nov 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

What do you want this year?  I asked myself that recently in a class where the teacher said:  “Maybe you could desire something more than a new pair of shoes?”  And I’m thinking, “WTF? Like world peace?” Don’t get me wrong.  I am all about world peace.  I’m also about solving the economic situation, feeding…

Yoga: What’s it Worth?

By Michelle Marchildon | Nov 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

One day I was checking in my class when a very nicely dressed gentleman came up to the desk and said, “Will you take five dollars?”  And I said, “For what?” “For the class; I understand donations are taken.”  The man is wearing a freaking Rolex.  Right?  I think he can afford the drop in…

How To Stay Badass At Any Age

By Michelle Marchildon | Nov 16, 2011 | 8 Comments

Years ago I had the great pleasure of meeting Jane Fonda.  At the time I was a journalist in my late twenties and she had just turned 50.  Fifty!   At first I thought, and this shows you just how thick we are when we are young, “Wow she’s old.”  But then I thought, “I want…

The Bitch Who Shut Up, Was Me!

By Michelle Marchildon | Oct 28, 2011 | 5 Comments

I want to say thank you to the woman who, in a nearly empty yoga room, put her mat almost on top of mine!  Thank you for reminding me, as if life doesn’t remind us enough, that I am sometimes small and growing smaller.  To you, I must have been invisible; just another old person taking up…