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Looking to the Stars on the Summer Solstice

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Any minute now (ok, Wednesday) will be the summer solstice. June 21st is the longest day of the year, the beginning of official summer (though I don’t think the weather is on that schedule here on the East broiling Coast), […]

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Downloadable Yoga

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Yesterday’s New York Times had a story about audio or video yoga (and other exercise classes) that you can download to your iPod. Some claim to be “customized” just for you and your needs. All are a pretty nifty way […]

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Totally Secular Weddings

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This weekend I attended my friend Oliver’s beautiful wedding in mid-state New York. At the end of a ceremony that left most of us in tears (the bride cried as she read her vows to provide him shelter in her […]

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Getting Drunk on Awareness

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“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” –Henry Miller

SARK’s Site

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When I was 19 I came across my first SARK book–in an independent Australian bookstore–Inspiration Sandwich. It was definitely that. Blasting with hand-crafted color and realness and spiritual creativity I quickly fell in love with Sarah Ariel Rainbow Kennedy. She […]

Lobster Liberation Day

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In a move that will no doubt have lobster claws clicking in crustacean applause (if they manage to read the news), Whole Foods announced today that they will stop selling live lobsters and crabs because it’s cruel. The mammoth natural […]

Blue-footed Booby Bags to Help Kids

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My lovely friend Kerrigan Kessler, a handbag designer, just told me she’ll be traveling to the Galapagos Islands this summer to volunteer for Galapagos ICE (Immerse, Connect, Evolve), an organization dedicated to improving health and education systems in the Galapagos. […]

Nature Deficit Disorder?

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of slipping out of the grey cement city and into green, leafy paradise. It was only for a brief stop up at the Omega Institute— the spiritual summer camp with meditation instead of color war […]

Summer Detoxin’

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A friend of mine is doing the Master Cleanse fast (a.k.a the Lemonade Diet) right now. Seems like the perfect time for an intestinal roto-rooter. The popular detox, created by the late naturopath Stanley Burroughs in the 1970s, is designed […]

Cartoon Cancer Vixen

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Last night my boyfriend T, the newspaper man, brought home an advanced (unproofed) copy of “Cancer Vixen: A True Story.” It’s a graphic memoir coming out in October by The New Yorker and Glamour cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto—she’s known for […]

Java Jewels

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Maybe you’re trying to cut back on your coffee consumption? You could always wear it instead. No, not the way I usually end up wearing food (there’s a reason I always have an extra t-shirt nearby), but strung on a […]

Changing Religion to Suit the Seekers

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Buddhism has experienced a surge of high-profile popularity among Westerners in recent years. That is, most kinds of Buddhism, the kinds that appeal to our American desire for a serene mind and settled body. But, according to a story in […]

Mmm, Natural Handiwipes

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At my still somewhat newish full-time post in a large, busy, tightly populated office, I’m perpetually creeped by germs. I got a big cold my first two weeks here and then a couple of tiny ones after that. Reading those […]

A Musican with Heart, Funk, and Soul

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I heart Michael Franti, the be-dreaded singer who “stands six-foot-six above sea level” and reminds us in his honeyed hip-hop baritone that you can “bomb the world to pieces but you can’t bomb it into peace.” (Go here for samples […]

Losing Four Years of Email, All at Once

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Deeep breath. Okay, so I just got the word. Four years worth of email correspondence, vanished from my trusty, now untrusty laptop…poof, gone, buh-bye. That’s about 5,000 emails from friends around the world—some of whom I won’t know how to […]

Meat as Medicine?

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Thought I’d continue the meat theme (see my griping above) by letting you know about Vegetarian Summerfest. From July 5th to 9th at the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, non-face-eaters will gather on the campus–a 650-acre mountaintop wildlife preserve […]

A New Yoga Magazine: Meaty Reading

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Hi, Valerie here, subbing for Amy while she gets all sandy and relaxed. Though it may seem like yoga has peaked in popularity, Rodale just renewed faith in the stretchy genre with a new magazine, Yoga Life. The tagline is, […]

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CM's Final Posts: You Can Fill the Space
Eighteen years ago, I wrote an article for a magazine that got me called in for a taped interview with a Fox TV morning news anchor. Being an effective communicator and a skillful public speaker was a dream of mine at the time. And still ...

posted 3:14:59pm Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

Websites to Visit, Blogs to Read
Here are some blogs and websites I like. It's not a complete list. But it's a start. The first is called New Moon Journal and it is written by Michele Bailey-Lessirard, a life coach, collage artist, and "shamanic astrologer." On the opening page ...

posted 1:24:03pm Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

Still Posted at My Desk
"Take off from here. And don't be so earnest, let others wear the sackcloth and the ashes. Let go, let fly, forget. You've listened long enough. Now strike your note." From "Station Island," by Seamus Heaney ...

posted 1:13:33pm Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

And Finally, This:
Place your burden at the feet of the Lord of the Universe who accomplishes everything. Remain all the time steadfast in the heart, in the Transcendental Absolute. God knows the past, present and future. He will determine the future for you and ...

posted 11:30:38am Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

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