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Jesse Jacobs

Entries by Jesse Jacobs

Just for Men: Slow Tea and Slow Shaving in 10 Steps

(2) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 7:09 PM

There's something delightful and dangerous about sliding a thin blade of cold steel across your face. And although it has the potential for instilling a truly rapturous experience for a man, today the act has been relegated to something merely mundane, sterile, and more of a nuisance. Yes, this simple...

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Tea and the Art of Distraction -- 4 Simple Steps

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2011 | 4:51 PM

I've written earlier on the ritual preparing and drinking of tea can be used as a training ground for getting present. And that the more present and "awake" we are, the better things get. Whether it's tea or anything else you can find to wake up, I believe...

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Why Rituals Matter: My Daily Tea Ritual

(1) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 11:55 AM

It seems that as life has gotten faster and faster, we humans have managed pretty well to keep up with the speed. But I believe Gandhi: "There is more to life than increasing its speed." In fact, I'd suffice to say that things get better by decreasing their speed. Slow...

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