West Stockbridge, MA 01266

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© 2019 by Michelle Dalbec

 

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July 3, 2019

Mother Teresa said, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."  Inspired by my Marie Kondo book and Netflix binge I started to think about extending my desire to "tidy up" not only my closets, rooms, and storage spaces but my mail...

July 3, 2019

"We could be the healin'
When you're feeling all alone
We could be the reason
To find the strength to carry on
In a world that's so divided
We shall overcome
We could be the healing
We can be the flower in the gun
" ....

So starts the lyrics from Michael Franti & Spearhe...

July 3, 2019

I will knit on a boat ⛵️, I will knit with a goat 🐐

I will knit on a train 🚃, I will knit in the rain ☔️

I will knit in a box 📦, I will knit with a fox 🦊

I will knit with a mouse 🐭, I will knit in a house 🏡

I will knit here and there 🧶, I will knit EVERYWHERE 🌎!!

Sa...

July 3, 2019

I love to dance. I love to watch other people dance. I am lucky because these two things are built into my job. 

For me dancing is physical and emotional. It is an intimate individual experience and an opportunity to connect with community.

I often encounter f...

July 3, 2019

I read this statement the other day and it hit me like a ton of bricks as such a true statement for me. As Lead Faculty at Kripalu Center I get to hear all the reasons some of the 60,000+ guests book retreats for themselves. For many it is about urgent self-care. Their...

July 3, 2019

Not too long ago I stumbled upon a Netflix show called "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo", little did I know how much this show's message and practices would change my life.

Anyone who knows me well knows I love when things are organized, labeled, color coded, in a...

January 1, 2019

Knit one, purl two, pick up a stitch that's all you do. Knitting is really that simple! Once you've mastered those two stitches you are on your way. 

Historically knitting used to be a necessity, fisherman repairing their nets, wives and mothers making clothing for...

December 29, 2018

This time of year it can be challenging not to get caught up in the buying, doing, and consuming frenzy. In a culture where more is more we can easily get lured in and become fixated on what we want, what we don’t have, or what we feel is lacking rather than what we do...

December 28, 2018

On the title track Hall sings:

The dark within my dark
Is where I found my light
The fruit became the doorway
And now it’s open wide
The fruitful darkness
Is all around us

Interestingly this gem filled album was not named until about half way through its recording when H...

December 28, 2018

Most Saturday afternoons between 12:45p and 1:30p you'll find me leading Meditation at Kripalu Center. I am always surprised and delighted at how many people show up. I am always curious at to why people meditate. The reasons people give vary from to reduce stress to f...

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