Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Blind Men and the Elephant

by John Godfrey Saxe Published by James R. Osgood and Company, 1873   A HINDOO FABLE. I. It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That … Continue reading

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The Envelope Please…

Thanks to the lovely Reba at Navigating By Heart, we were surprised and humbled to receive our first blog award this week at The Yoga of Living— The Stylish Blogger Award! Thank you, Reba. And by we, I mean the … Continue reading

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The Giant Head.

Surely you remember this scene in the Wizard of Oz: Dorothy and her pals reach Emerald City and finally get an audience with the Wizard. Turns out, “The Great and Powerful Oz” is a giant, disembodied head –and he’s not … Continue reading

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A Love Letter to Japan

It’s been almost a week since the air raid sirens sounded at 1 a.m… The voices on the radio were very calm, with their warm Hawaiian accents, telling us to seek higher ground. We had lots of time, two hours, … Continue reading

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For the Love of Coziness

You’ve heard it before –all of the excellent reasons why getting up early is good for your health, for your business and for your laundry pile. Maybe you’ve even heard that early morning is the best time for your sadhana. But sometimes … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: 100 Years!

Tuesday, March 8, marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. I’d never heard of it, either. Turns out, it’s a day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present, and future, and to demand a better … Continue reading

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Finding Rapture in the Routine

Some days, you just feel trapped. All of your best intentions are shot to hell, and the illusion of your being in control vaporizes as quickly as you can say, Danicapatrick. Let’s face it: There are forces at work over … Continue reading

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