Chattering Mind
July 2006 Archives

Ascent, the magazine that promises “Yoga for an Inspired Life” in each quarterly issue, is different from any yoga mag I’ve seen. Published in Canada by Swami Sivananda Radha since 1969, the issue currently on stands (with generous excerpts online) …Read More

“In the end it all comes down to this: you have a choice (or more accurately a rolling tangle of choices) between giving your work your best shot and risking that it will not make you happy, or not giving …Read More

High on my list of most inspiring people is Bill Hubert, a Wichita, Kansas, English teacher and martial artist who developed a truly amazing method of exercise for school kids that combines Brain Gym, juggling, and vision therapy. Studies show …Read More

Thanks to faithful reader Kathy for this marvelous link to a 52-question test that tells you which of your chakras is under-functioning! It caught my weakness in the root chakra. Younger Chattering son took the test also (it only takes …Read More

This year, I’m really appreciating Quantum’s Buzz Away Extreme, a natural insect repellent that provides protection from ticks for two hours and sends mosquitoes, gnats, and fleas (fleas?) packing for three-and-a-half to eight hours! The oils of geranium, cedarwood, citronella, …Read More

I like this idea from the blog Fatfree Vegan Kitchen: fresh corn on the cob with lemon juice and seasoned pepper–instead of butter.

Thanks to reader Moni who wrote this in response to that unsettling Cormac McCarthy quote about peaceniks being the first to give up their souls and their freedom: “I believe that what McCarthy is saying is true for now. People …Read More

The 12 Steps 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable. 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 3. Made a decision to turn our will …Read More

Oh gosh, don’t you just hate it? Another study stays that the famous 12-Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous is no better than other rehabilitation methods. I can’t be entirely rational on this one. I think AA is terrific, and it …Read More

There’s so much nourishing material in Rubin R. Naiman’s book “Healing Night: The Science and Spirit of Sleeping, Dreaming, and Awakening,” that you must send it to any friend with sleep issues, or buy it for yourself if you’re not …Read More