February 2010

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

February 27, 2010

No one. We got over a foot of snow. Which made me wonder – what  if we acted as thought every day was a snow day? Is every meditation session basically a snow day of the mind, where thoughts come and go like delicate snowflakes? That’s something to meditate on.

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Detroit Airport Meditation

February 27, 2010

I’m particularly proud that I was able to meditate while missing Jack (we had just visited him in Ann Arbor,) with CNN being broadcast on tvs all around me, blaring pundits’ analyses of the health care bill.

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Airplane Meditation

February 26, 2010

On a plane to Detroit. Jimmy had his camera out…

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Yoga to the Rescue

February 25, 2010

So I can’t eat chocolate with the same abandon as I could a year ago…What’s next? This npr story explains that muscles actually shrink when we age, leading to weight gain. The good news is that a geriatric researcher at UCLA is studying to see which specific yoga positions build muscle strength. (Yes, I did [...]

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The Bad News About Chocolate

February 23, 2010

I’m in shock. My life has changed dramatically. I don’t think I will ever look at a piece of chocolate in the same adoring way as I have for half a century. I ate some chocolate today, while writing, and I got so buzzed that I had to drink a glass of red wine to calm [...]

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The Cupcake in the Coal Mine…

February 21, 2010

The first inkling I had that my body was changing came after I ate a chocolate peanut butter cupcake…or half of one. I got a stomach ache! Could my body have been craving quinoa?

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My New Breakfast

February 20, 2010

Anyone who knows me would be shocked to see this picture. Here’s what I have for breakfast these days: quinoa, organic greens, avocado, and slivered, toasted almonds. How did this happen? First I fixed my brain a bit, and then my body wanted in!

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It’s a Dog Chase Dog World

February 19, 2010

Mickey is 13. Sadie is 1. Can she teach an old dog new tricks?

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Let It Snow…

February 19, 2010

This time, every dog in the neighborhood seems to be talking about the weather…

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Let It Snow…

February 17, 2010
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