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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 Secret Life of My Yoga Mat

You know how some people name their cars? Yesterday, I decided to name my yoga mat. I figured we see enough of each other, we should be on a first-name basis. That way, instead of the pressure of “practicing yoga,” I can just spend some time with my mat, … Continue reading

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The Grace Debate

In India, there is a long-standing debate among yogis regarding how best to obtain divine grace. One view, which is called the monkey theory, says that a devotee must make a concentrated effort in order for grace to descend to … Continue reading

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The Doors of Perception

Apparently, Bindu Wiles has been riding her bicycle around Manhattan, photographing images of doors and relishing the occasional gelato. *swoon* It got me thinking –about bicycles and New York in the Fall, yes, but mostly about doors. “When the doors … Continue reading

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Offering Oblations to the Demigod of Sleep

I once put a book directly on the floor, and my Bengali husband quickly put something under it. “Mother Saraswati,” he said, referring to the goddess of learning. “Geez,” I thought. It was only a novel. Some people think that … Continue reading

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A Monk and His Unicorn

My husband and I were at our favorite thrift store on Monday, the day before my little Shedventure was to begin, when I spotted a familiar fellow customer, a Buddhist monk attired in his full monastic regalia. I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

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The Ruben Principle

Ever wonder why some people seem to have an easier time of things professionally? I’m talking about the servers who rake in the tips, the sales people who really connect and the business owners who seem to make all the … Continue reading

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Enlightened Self-Interest or Just Selfishness?

It seems that some people have a real problem with navel-gazing. It’s not enough that they don’t choose to partake in it. Just the idea of someone else doing it (and…o.k…writing a book about it) sends them into a vitriolic … Continue reading

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When Grandma Got Stuck in the Garage

I grew up in the Hollywood Hills in the 70’s. At the time, most of my friends were groovy little kids with kulots, knee-highs, French-cut glittery t-shirts and/or really big afros. A lot of the parents looked a little like hippies but were really in the entertainment industry, like … Continue reading

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Eat Pray Love: The Challenge of Hinduism in Hollywood

Okay, I admit it: I never finished Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Eat Pray Love. It wasn’t because I didn’t like it. I did like it. A lot. It was just that her voice in the book reminded me so much of one of my highschool girlfriends’ –smart, funny … Continue reading

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