Meditation World Record

I’ve been trying to incorporate meditation into my weekly schedule this summer, to no avail. I’m going to keep on tryin’, though. I’ll be kicking off the renewed effort this Friday, with the Chopra Center’s Global Meditation for Peace. They want to break the world record for largest group meditation. Let’s do this thing! A […]

Anniversary

  Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. As a Bostonian, I felt a pang of guilt because I didn’t realize that yesterday was the anniversary. The date of last year’s marathon hadn’t been seared in my brain, as it had been for tens (hundreds?) of thousands of people. On that date […]

My First Juice Cleanse

  My birthday list has become more interesting and cost-effective since the arrival of Groupon and Living Social. I did a three–day juice cleanse last weekend, courtesy of Living Social. Juice cleanses are expensive; I paid $99 for a three–day cleanse. I didn’t read much about the cleanse before I started it. So I was […]

Sticks and Stones

I watched the documentary Bully last night. The film follows a few children and families who have been faced with bullying, including two families whose children committed suicide because of bullying. An overarching theme of the film was that school administrators are no help. This is highly disturbing. Yes, it’s true that “kids will be […]

Cosmetics That Kill

  Well, maybe that’s melodramatic of me to say. But cosmetics might be killing us softly, on top of pesticides, toxic cleaning products, hormones in our meat, etc., etc. Environmental Working Group has some handy guides to help us avoid the most toxic sh*t out there. When I checked the cosmetics database, I found that […]