Blog


Macedonia: View From the Mat

Greek

Now, you may be thinking to yourself, where the heck is Macedonia and why would I want to go there?  Both interesting questions that I am excited to answer for you. I headed to Macedonia …

View From the Mat

The View From the Mat is a new travel blog that explores travel from the perspective of an practicing and always aspiring yogi.  More than a travel guide (although there will be practical …

Why Mysore?

photo

I have been practicing yoga for fourteen years and teaching for twelve.  My teaching style is mixed but tends towards a basic power or flow mix class with western music.  Over the …

Back to the Blog

I have been thinking a lot lately about my travel experiences, why I have this innate need to be on the move and what i hope to accomplish during and with my travels. Not everyone …

Citizen of the World

220px-World citizen badge.svg

A World Citizen is a human being who lives intellectually, morally and physically in the present. A World Citizen accepts the dynamic fact that the planetary human community is interdependent and whole, that humankind is essentially one. 

I recently came across the above credo on a website titled "World Goverment for World Citizens" where one could "register" to become a world citizen.  This organization, created …

Rwanda

DSC02890

Many of you have asked me “What are you going to be doing in Rwanda?”  Well, in short I am going to be assessing the surgical, anesthesia and pharmacy capacity of the district hospitals …

Change or Growth?

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations." 

— Anais Nin

        As most of my friends and family know (and unendingly tease me about), I am constantly changing.  So I started to think about the reasons why… why do I crave change? Why …

Defining Humanitarian

Ethiopia 2 038

        What does it mean to me to be a humanitarian?  This question has been on my mind for the last few months.  The more I write on this blog, the more I have a need to sort this …

Back to Reality: More questions?

DSC02091

We’ve been back two days.  I have settled back into my home with all the luxuries that most Americans enjoy:  air-conditioning, smooth roads, digital television, closets full of clothes, …

Dominican Republic

DSC00293.JPG

           Our last day…  We had just had a wonderful morning playing baseball with over 200 kids and six baseball players from the States (Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds …


 © CommonFate 2015