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for: ‘April, 2010’

Fearlessness and the F Word

Last night I took my second hot yoga class at Breathe Yoga Studios.  90 minutes in a 100-105 degree room.  26 poses, done twice.  You may have heard of Bikram Yoga, and this would be similar.  There are places on the web where you can sign up for 30-day Bikram Yoga Challenges, and everywhere, you […]

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Thursday Gifts

Every once in a while, I like to share newly found quotes that I’ve recently written into my journal.  Their subjects are wide-ranging, but they’ve somehow managed to speak to me. Quotes work the same way poems do, I think.  They’re succinct, wise, and somehow offer up a fresh way of looking at things.  They […]

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Beautiful Things

I want to share three things I’m savoring at the moment (besides the lovely piece of art above).  First, a wonderful parable by Philip Harrison, taken from The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond Belief by Peter Rollins. The other day I had a dream.  I dreamed I arrived at the gates of heaven, […]

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Killing Us Softly

Just another thought to bookend the complicated aspect of yesterday’s post on compulsive eating.  [Thanks, Kelly G.] This is the trailer for Jean Kilbourne’s Killing Us Softly 4 DVD, which was just released.  She attempts to distill what advertising tells us about women–in about 5 minutes.  You can find other posts of hers on YouTube, […]

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Why Do We Eat When We’re Not Hungry

When I read about this book in O Magazine, I thought, Hmmm, could be interesting.  Because, you see, I if I’m blatantly honest, I’ve been trying to stay a certain weight all my life.  Ostensibly for health, but really for looks. Roth, in a chapter called “Tigers in the Mind” begins: “No matter how developed […]

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