- Pegeenscouted1 hour ago
Yikes. Temporary, at best, damaging, at worst.
- Pegeenscouted1 hour ago
Riveting! Excellent writing, memorable characters. Like watching a movie - it’s in the details. Loved this.
- Pegeenscouted2 hours ago
Buying a tongue scraper today! I was doing the oil pulling and really loved how clean my mouth felt. Going back to that also. Dry brushing feels great. Love it. Got the squatty potty and do the cold ending, which is so difficult in the winter. But I can feel how invigorating it is. Excellent advice.
- Pegeencommented2 hours ago
Great article. The best way to handle this situation is to be aware of what you are ordering and how much you are drinking. And when the check comes, pay your share and include your portion of a generous tip.
- Pegeenscouted1 day ago
I could feel the tenderness of this relationship in my body. And have experienced it a few times with various pets throughout my lifetime. I just lost my cat of 14 years, Bat Man, and it’s like loosing part of my physical self. He followed me everywhere, like a dog. He claimed me as his, a love as devotional as my morning meditation. Where he sat in my lap, curled, purring, his warmth so comforting, so painfully missed.
- Pegeenscouted6 days ago
Thrilled for the happy couple however would love more info on the elephant story.
Wow, I feel this is an exceptional article on anxiety and how to treat it holistically. I’ve had a lot of anxiety since Covid. The pandemic was the initial catalyst. The unbelievable shifts and changes in our country, world and environment are upending. We are all experiencing systemic global anxiety in some form or another. Additionally, I’m finding that the older I get, the more I’m surrounded by illnesses and loss within my own family. Thankfully I have been implementing tools, such as meditation, Qi Gong and walks in nature, that can really help to calm and ground me. I’m fortunate in that I’m retired and have the time for self care. I feel such compassion for those who are working and who are also raising a family. We all need support. I try to be more patient, kind and understanding when out and about because I don’t know everyone’s story and why they behave the way they do. More than ever, I start my day in gratitude and with an intention to focus on all the good in my life and in others. And there is a lot of good. I have switched to reading the news from reliables sources because there is less rapid fire alarm, sensationalism and fear. It can certainly hijack one’s hope and central nervous system.
Season two of White Lotus is a “show about nothing.” But unlike Seinfeld and it’s complex and compelling characters, season two is just a painful reminder of our shallow, ego driven culture - like we need one? Even the breathtaking beauty of Sicily can’t elevate this lackluster season. Yet I keep tuning in hoping there is a remarkable shift, something utterly surprising and unusual, to restore my faith in the brilliance of creator Mike White.
- Pegeencommented1 week ago
Vivid, shocking - I feel as if I was at the club. There are many layers of tragedy here and all are incredibly sad.
Exactly!!! Dancing is free expression, Life Force in action, a temporary escape into my own world of total blissed out embodied joy. Where there’s a dance floor, I’m on it - with or without a partner. I never eat at celebrations that have a DJ or band - I’m fed by my endorphins!
I feel what’s missing here is the importance of a person’s own self love and respect. You can’t give what you do not have. I feel an individual that loves and respects themselves is much more positive, loving, kind and compassionate. This is not conceit - it’s having genuine reverence for all of life. And of course, feelings of gratitude and appreciation factor in too. It by no means excludes challenges or loss. In fact, those aspects in life are what can excavate one’s authenticity, strength, compassion and resilience.
An uncomfortable read, very realistic.
Good distinction between ego and intuition driven motivations for desiring more.
When I first read the title I was extremely apprehensive about reading the article. Math has always perplexed me - especially algebra. But I’m fascinated by people - odd ones, in particular, and Zhang certainly fits the criteria. However, I can honestly say I would hate to be that smart. Or married to someone who thinks about numbers all day long!
“…our perception is usually controlled by two drives: to survive and to understand. In survival mode, we see only what meets our most basic needs; in pursuit of comprehension, we notice only what fits our mental grids.” This is why it’s important to meditate - to let go of our limited beliefs, cultural conditioning and fears. To open to new ways of seeing, being and doing. We are expansive by nature and we need to nurture that. Yugen is an interesting way to access this quality.
Will be interesting how this all unfolds.
- Pegeencommented4 weeks ago
Wow, this is so confusing! So many committees to study social media’s misinformation/disinformation/malinformation - whom do you trust? Scary indeed!
I felt so present in this story that when it ended, it felt strange that I was reading it. Feeling, not thinking, is the magic of great writing.
I love the old cars, total works of art. My favorite, a Volvo P1800. It sat on blocks, rusted, the paint faded to an old, soft powered red. My pony tailed boyfriend brought it to life. I remember driving the winding back roads of Princeton NJ, seeing the macadam through the rusted floor boards. Open fields, changing trees, all the beauty and possibilities of an aging sports car and our wild youth.
Heartbreakingly beautiful. I have a picture of my parents, young, leaning up against a fence, the Atlantic Ocean in the background. Before the 5 kids, his alcoholism, her breakdown, his legs lost to diabetes, her heart attack from care taking. Yet in between, a life of incredible love. I think of my parents everyday. So grateful for all they gave to me.
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I could see where these pillars are at least a good inroad into discussions about a relationship. It makes sense that such a language is fluid and include different types of relationships, “circumstances and seasons of life.”