Chattering Mind

Planning a more spiritual summer than last year’s? Here’s how to go about it.

The Chattering clan recently pulled over to the side of Flatbush Avenue and ran out onto the sidewalk to get a better view of a large hawk sitting on top of a streetlight. He was so beautiful, and very patient […]

“Just as the Spring Equinox is about new growth and activity, the Autumn Equinox is about putting things away. It’s a day for putting your house in order, making sure you have the supplies you need, canning fruits, assessing your […]

New Age business mogul Sir Richard Branson has always favored yoga, meditation, and massage. Now, he’s devoting a huge chunk of his fortune to find cleaner fuels.

You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your bodylove what it loves.Tell me about despair, yours, and […]

I’ve met her. I love her. She’s got incredible abs (which she used to invite reporters to punch). But no, this is not the best use of Denise Austin’s enormous talent. Sorry.

How does one deliver the right nod, bow, Namaste, or abbreviated prostration at the conclusion of a yoga class, talk, or more formal teaching? I learned what I needed to know here and here and here. You can also just […]

Click here to see a marvelous animated short film, “The Meatrix,” the story of a pig who discovers what really happens on factory farms. It’s been making the web rounds since 2003; more than 15 million people have seen it […]

Delighting in the publication of her latest book “On Becoming Fearless…. in Love, Work, and Life,” author Arianna Huffington has launched a lively blog (a sub-blog of her popular Huffington Post site) on overcoming whatever dread holds you back. Here‘s […]

Even before I looked at your posts regarding what you do when you dislike or hate someone, I found wisdom in the September issue of ‘Shambhala Sun’ (such a good magazine), which referred to Thich Nhat Hanh’s advice on managing […]