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Meditation at Work: Breathing Lessons

Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 22:12:16 in Healthy Living

“I know that writers' space well!”

Eddie Manirath on Apr 9, 2011 at 07:12:10

“Thank you for your post I have also experienced holding my breath without being conscious of it. The comment if you can breath you can meditate is a great way to break in a new comer to meditation. I enjoyed reading your article and I will be re posting it to share with all the people I know. Every time I’m teaching someone new about meditation I always focus on the importance of the breath by altering the physical state you also alter the mental state helping you get into your meditation. I look forward to your next post”
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Meditation at Work: Breathing Lessons

Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 20:12:44 in Healthy Living

“Thanks, librainstars. It does help sometimes to be reminded to breathe!”
The Rite Of Passage For Today's Twenty-Something Woman

The Rite Of Passage For Today's Twenty-Something Woman

Commented Jun 2, 2009 at 21:52:10 in Healthy Living

“Hey, StickyGirl, I'm so glad you liked my book. And thanks Christine for a compelling post.
The late 20s are indeed a time of huge transition and the best resource we have is other people our age, people who have been where we are or are going through what we are and can offer advice, insight, perspective. There aren't a ton of really good resources out there for young women that aren't kind of "you go girl" faux-urban rallying cries with photos of pink cocktails on the cover, or weird rules and anti-rules that profess to tell you how to live but really just make you cringe at how out of touch supposed "experts" are.

I wanted to second an earlier post about I book I really love that goes into detail on what's touched on in this post. "Surviving Saturn's Return" by Stefanie Iris Weiss & Sherene Schostak is the best book I've read on the phenomenon of the Saturn Return, a very real occurrence, whether you believe in astrology or not. I tend to be a skeptic when it comes to anything that's not grounded in cold hard facts, but I found this book to be right on the money. It discusses the scientific reasons why the late 20s can be so trying and offers remedies for getting through. I'm no longer in my late 20s (alas) but I still consult the book--worth checking out.

Melissa Kirsch”

fulanita on Jun 3, 2009 at 13:13:18

“Sounds like a great book! Definitely buying :)”
The Bumbershoot Manifesto

The Bumbershoot Manifesto

Commented Dec 22, 2008 at 23:12:51 in Style

“Yes! Before the Revolutionary Convention, let it hereby be declared that a non-collapsible umbrella is NOT an epee. Your knees are one thing, your face is quite another.

Agreed on taxis. I throw mine on the floor. Which means it gets dirty, but since I'm probably going to forget it and leave it there anyway (a gift for you if you're in the cab next), I don't care too much.”
The Bumbershoot Manifesto

The Bumbershoot Manifesto

Commented Dec 22, 2008 at 23:09:54 in Style

“I applaud you for understanding the Umbrellical Law of Universal Return even in the darkest of hours. And I suppose they might make dour parasols for desert-dwellers. I think all these rules apply to parasols too, unless they're paper parasols, which are just too delicate for such rough-and-tumble governance.”
The Bumbershoot Manifesto

The Bumbershoot Manifesto

Commented Dec 22, 2008 at 23:07:32 in Style

“As long as you are okay with the potential (or, I might venture, eventual) loss of the expensive umbrella, then I say it's okay. I'm just trying to spare you a little heartbreak.”