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The Tao of Boredom

The Tao of Boredom

Bore: (verb): 1. to weary by dullness, tedious repetition, unwelcome attentions, etc.; 2. To move forward slowly and persistently, as a hole-boring tool does; 3. To carry or support (past tense); 4. To be called by (past tense). Tao (noun): (in Chinese philosophy) the absoluteread more

Ocean of One Meditation (Seventh Chakra)

Ocean of One Meditation (Seventh Chakra)

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” —Rumi This meditation is designed to help you experience the oneness of the universe around and inside of you, the energetic quality located in the seventh chakra, or crownread more

Humble Bumble Meditation (Sixth Chakra)

Humble Bumble Meditation (Sixth Chakra)

This meditation is geared toward honing your intuition (Sixth Chakra, or Third Eye) by combining internal focus with external expansion, like a bumble bee on its flight to collect nectar.   Begin with a few rounds of Bhramari, or buzzing bee, Pranayama. To practice, takeread more

Unknowing Fear

Unknowing Fear

Are you scared? I unconsciously punched out a text message back to my mom. What would I be scared of? She’d just asked me to stop by a police station around the corner of my office to pick up a car accident report for a recentread more

Found in Translation

Found in Translation

About a year and a half ago I started a formal meditation practice. Much like my resistance to starting the practice of yoga—I wasn’t convinced that I “needed” to get more connected with my body, slow down, and relax—I cycled through all the cliche reasonsread more

A Call to Compassion

A Call to Compassion

Normally I’m not a frequent visitor of Twitter, but I happened to be on the morning of October 24 when the following popped up in my newsfeed: Compassion brings inner peace and whatever else is going on, that peace of mind allows us to seeread more

On a Clear Autumn Day: Seeing the Sat in Satire

On a Clear Autumn Day: Seeing the Sat in Satire

 College is known for those uber-cliche moments where some incredibly brilliant person says something that changes your entire worldview. A professor’s genius insight that sends you on a path of intellectual inquiry, a classmate’s drunken/high/late-night eureka moment on the meaning of life, the day youread more

How to Find Inner Peace

How to Find Inner Peace

The other morning I met a coworker for coffee after my morning yoga class and on our way to the office. It was a gorgeous day—eerily so, especially for late-February in New York City—and she asked me how class was by saying, “So, did youread more

Arrival

Arrival

I have a thing about being late. The thing is: I hate it. I have about a 5-minute patience window for lateness on others’ parts—I realize that some things are really out of our control, like public transportation—but an even narrower window for myself. I’ve calculated toread more

Hot and Cold Roasted Vegetable Salad Bowl

Hot and Cold Roasted Vegetable Salad Bowl

For some people, mindfulness happens via meditation, running, practicing yoga, knitting, talking to a loved one–techniques that are “natural” or enabled by some of the exciting technology apps that help you to disengage (ironically enough). All of these things have helped me move from being grade-Aread more


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