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Elyse's Country Journal

Labor Day & The Dragonfly

Just the slightest ruffle of a breeze . . . the late afternoon, late summer green branches shimmer and dance slightly. 80 degrees and mildly humid, nearly perfectly clear blue sky. A few yellow leaves beginning to float down when the breeze blows. Sun a little lower in the sky, but brilliantly luminescent shining through […]


Sittin On Front Steps – mid August Summer Day

Wonderful Day – from meditation to a three mile hike this morning to cooking a chuck roast for the dogs with carrots, celery, kale, potatoes, and string beans (all from local CSA and farm stand), to evening now – Just sitting’ on the front steps of my home in Otis MA – out in the […]


So whacha eatin’ for Thanksgiving?

You may be all over expressing gratitude on this day of Giving Thanks, especially if you are a yoga practitioner – you are surrounded by encouragement to feel grateful.  And so for that, we are grateful.  Yes, grateful for family and friends and heat and shelter and abundant food.  Oh, wait, food, here’s the catch. […]


Meditation, A Trip to Oaxaca, & Back on the Vegan Train

Morning Meditation Brrrrr – bringing in a few armloads of wood for the wood stove – smoke from the smoldering overnight fire spiraling up through the cold daybreak air – my Siberian husky, Nellie, sniffing the air for signs of the coyote that crossed the road a moment ago, just below the house.  Plunked down […]



  HI ALL   Happy Rainy October Day – no matter – still my favorite month.  Kicked off to a blazing start with the release of my new book, Yoga for Warriors, and the launch of this site.  Pretty cool day.  Just learning how to put stuff up on the site so if this looks […]