monthly archives: August 2007

why you squeeze your eye at me?

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So yesterday I was thinking about enlightenment and I totally realized… just kidding. *** Andres and I are co-teaching 108 Sun Salutations as part of the Global Mala project on Sunday Sept 23rd at Equinox. Which’ll be fun. I’ve practiced … Continue reading

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Two more quick updates:

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1. Perhaps the difference b/w enlightenment and otherwise is expectation? Meaning, maybe what holds us (okay, me) back is the expectation that enlightenment comes in a certain package, the kind where you’re recognized for it, and when you walk down … Continue reading

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H is for Humility. (And Homer.)

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Rain! Finally! Okay, just a couple of drops on Saturday, and a few more today, but I’ll take it. *** Several weeks ago, on our Big Sur hike, my friend Nicole asked the question: If you could have one wish … Continue reading

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Ye Who Hit and Ran

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Dear Hit and Run Person, You suck. Seriously. In the event you think your actions don’t matter and that hitting a person’s car (ahem, mine) in the middle of the night and then driving off without leaving even a note … Continue reading

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slip slidin’

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I had all this to say and then suddenly, nothing at all. Oh yeah, now I remember. I wanted to say that there can be this belief in yoga that spirituality comes wrapped in a pretty Sanskrit package, or maybe … Continue reading

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duck duck goose

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I wanted to mention that I’ve been practicing this technique that has been eye-opening for me. So I do this thing whenever someone is really annoying or I’m feeling judgmental about someone (for illustration’s sake, “other person” = Sally): I … Continue reading

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i like to rock the party

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So I’ve been living here for a year now, and I finally made it to Olympic Spa in K-town. My friend Nina and I went. She’s a peach. Anyway so here’s the thing about Korean spas — they’re nekked, y’all. … Continue reading

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yellow submarine

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Dude, you know when you do/say things that afterwards make you cringe and then you can’t stop thinking about ‘em so you keep thinking about them and then everytime you do, it’s like, painful? That’s the worst. It is the … Continue reading

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oh noooooo

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Tera and James left today and I’m really bummed. We only see each other but once a year or every other year since they live in London, so the whole thing just blows. Tera has made the last three trips … Continue reading

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B Monsters of the world, unite.

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Tera and James (aka Spitch and ButtMonster, -Muncher, or anything else w/ “Butt” as its prefix) are here right now and we’re having the best time. I knew when they arrived that I had tough competition: they kicked off their … Continue reading

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bella

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I. AM. MORTIFIED. I inadvertently sent some stuff off tonight that I soooo wish I could take back. Damn auto-pilot! *** In other news, I saw this psychic from NYC. I’m typically skeptical of psychics and stuff simply b/c I … Continue reading

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Car Culture

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I had to keep reminding myself in class tonight about taking comfort in the uncomfortable since that’s where growth lies. (Or is it lays? I hate that frickin’ verb.) Anyway, sometimes teaching or really, life, can be like sludge, and … Continue reading

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Kombucha Report #3

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In the event you thought my kombucha reports had fallen by the wayside, fear not! I won’t rest until every commercial kombucha in the land has been tasted, assessed, and documented. Enter The Rejuvenation Company’s kombucha. I tried these guys … Continue reading

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easy come easy go

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Why is it easier to believe criticism than compliments? Why do either matter? *** I rarely have a yoga class that I want to leave. What’s not to like about being in your body, after all? Without going into every … Continue reading

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sock monkey

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My life right now and for the foreseeable future: work –> teach –> practice –> eat –> nap –> work –> teach –> practice –> eat –> nap… If only I could cut out sleeping and eating. *** My friend … Continue reading

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