Broken Can Be Good

One morning, not long ago, I pulled my sweatshirt over my head, caught my mala bracelet in the sleeve, snapped the elastic, and watched the... (read more)

Om Gal Inquires: What Brings You Clarity?

When seeking answers to life’s big questions, we all have our preferred approaches. Some venture into the woods- others, the watering hole. Many retreat into... (read more)

Economic Crisis: This is Your Time To Be A Yogi

My first yoga teacher was fond of saying something to the following affect, “Anyone can meditate in a quiet room with scented candles; the question... (read more)

A Letter to My Friend, Fear

Dear Fear: I want to thank you for accompanying me on my recent bike trip through the south of France. While I didn’t anticipate the... (read more)

Counting My Blessings

I love the beach. Born and raised on Cape Cod, I can’t recall a time in my life when the ocean didn’t represent complete bliss... (read more)

Why I Ran Reach the Beach

From the subject matter contained on, you might guess that I pal around with some active people- which is true. And, you might also... (read more)

What is an "Om Gal?"

During the introspective week after the melee that categorizes the holiday season and before the lofty promises of a New Year, I started writing this... (read more)

Om Gal Writes a Letter to Summer

Dear Summer: I understand that you’ll be going away soon, and I thought I might persuade you to stay a while longer. Perhaps another trip to... (read more)

Funny Thing About Pacing: It Works

In many ways, my ability to pace myself is somewhat compromised, always has been. As a child I envied friends who were able to savor... (read more)

Am I Still a Yogi if I Listen to Gangster Rap?

When I began practicing yoga at the age of 16, I wasn’t exactly the target demographic. In retrospect, I realize how out of place I... (read more)

Your Daily Om Gal Fix: An Inquiry on Addiction

I’m not an expert on addiction. I’m not an addict. I’ve never been to rehab. I barely succeeded in giving up sugar for Lent this... (read more)

More Yoga, Less Poser

Your yoga practice consists of asanas, commonly referred to as poses, but the last thing any of us want to be is a poser, someone... (read more)

Matters of the Heart

Reader Query: You’ve talked in the past about relationships; perhaps I could entice you to explore this vein a bit more at some point. What... (read more)

The Simplicity of Faith

Decades ago, my grandmother and I invented our own language. Part English (my first language), part Portuguese (hers), all of it spoken directly from the... (read more)

Tune into the Buddha Channel

“Even though life is hard, even though it is sometimes difficult to smile, we have to try. Just as when we wish each other Good... (read more)
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