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Yoga Day

This morning I celebrated International Yoga Day at my favorite yoga studio, the Hatha Yoga Center.  The 10:30 beginners’ class was relaxing and rejuvinating.  Afterwards, we chanted Kirtan and enjoyed free healing services like massage and reiki.  The comfort I often look for in other people comes to me easily in yoga.  The self-care, breathing […]

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The Question

The trickiest part of this month’s experiment is training myself to ask the question, “Does that have meat in it?”  A normally open and adventurous eater, I don’t like the way this question sounds.  It comes across as picky, too good or otherwise restricting.  It doesn’t feel good to cut things out, even things I […]

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Vegetarian Restaurants

I love to try new foods and explore new places.  This month’s experiment is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some of Seattle’s many vegetarian restaurants.  I suspect many of my friends would be willing to try these new places even if they’re not vegetarians. I already love Pho Cyclo Cafe at Harrison and Broadway on Capitol Hill.  The Vegetarian Pho warmed me up on […]

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Month One: Vegetarianism

This month, January 12- February 12, 2010, I am experimenting with vegetarianism.  Last weekend I went to the Intention Setting Ceremony for the Seattle Dharma Punx, a self-led buddhist meditation group.  There, I started to learn more about Buddhism and the Noble Eightfold Path.  As Rachel, the leader, was explaining it, she mentioned the “rule” […]

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A little time

Dear Blog, As the New Year approaches, I’ve been thinking about time.  How to spend it, with whom, doing what, feeling how…  Time is one thing that everyone wants.  Therefore, it’s surely the best gift we can give ourselves and others.  In 2010, I want to spend my time… 1. Taking great care of my mind, […]

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A funeral, a break-up and a Merry Christmas

This has been an interesting week of holiday parties, relationship drama and one funeral.  My aunt’s mom died last week at the age of 94.  She lived an incredible life, a life filled with fun, family and contentment.  During the service speakers mentioned how she always felt so lucky and fortunate to have such a great family.  […]

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How to start?

As I fumble along setting up my blog, I ask myself, “Why am I even doing this?”  The truth is that I’m not really sure.  I know that I’d like to share my ideas, thoughts and dreams.  Create a place where it all comes together somehow.  Will it ever all come together?  All I can […]

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