November 2011

Imaginary Holiday Dinners

November 29, 2011

After Thanksgiving, I began to imagine what other holiday dinners I might put together in the future, with people long gone and still here. And then I wrote about them for Huffington Post: Guess Who’s Coming to Holiday Dinners?

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Giving Thanks

November 27, 2011

This Thanksgiving, I am especially grateful for the love of my family – for Jimmy, Max and Jack.

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Hudson River

November 22, 2011

My book tour took me to Buffalo, New York. My train took me along the Hudson for three heavenly hours:

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Fall

November 16, 2011

Meghan Davidson’s beautiful blog post on gratitude inspired me to take a walk around my neighborhood. When you move slowly, with your eyes open, you can actually see leaves drifting off trees, falling to the ground. It’s amazing what you can see when you stand still.

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Public Speaking

November 7, 2011

My book tour is in full swing, and I’m speaking in public about how anxious I’ve been all my life in private. At times this is a challenge. But when I brought my Tibetan singing bowl, chanting monks CDs, and some spicy chocolate to my latest event, I felt right at home.

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Sand Painting

November 1, 2011

I had the pleasure of speaking at Tibet House in New York City, where I discovered the magical sand paintings of Joe Mangrum:

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