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All week, I’ve been nervously checking for updates on the marriage equality bill that got to the New York State Senate this week. Yep. Nervous.
Last night, Mary and I went to dinner at our favorite restaurant, and we ate this arugula salad with the most delicious vinaigrette my taste buds had ever encountered. Do you ever have moments where you debate in your head about whether or not it would be weird to ask for a recipe, because you’re afraid they’ll think you won’t come back to the restaurant, but you totally would, you just want to be able to eat this delicious vinaigrette morning, noon and night in your own home? I do.
I’ve been working on redesigning this website. (It’s true! Totally different layout coming soon; eek!) I usually don’t think about the way people organize a sidebar, or the number of pixels of padding between images. But now I’m noticing it all over the place now, and I love the intentionality of it. I find it pretty wonderful that people spend lots and lots of time on these teeny tweaks that make their websites more beautiful and navigable.
Lately, I’m really loving and feeling proud of my coaching services. I got so excited this week when a friend of mine who I thought was pretty cynical about the whole “life coaching” thing contacted me for some coaching around a tough decision she’s been pondering. I did a happy dance.
I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot in terms of reading lately. I finally picked up Tara Brach‘s Radical Acceptance from the library, which is a book I’ve been wanting to read for probably two years. It’s so great, and it’s really answering a lot of questions for me about the connections between mindfulness in everyday life and how that translates into meditation and philosophical ponderings. I’ve also been enjoying her audio meditations, some of which are free on her website. (Though, to be honest, the one I did the other night relaxed me so much I nearly fell asleep.)
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This gentleman (who’s nine in this video) should have gone on tour with Madonna. I mean, wow.
Havi is doing this Sneak Snack Preview of her upcoming Shiva Nata training on June 30th. I signed up for the call the moment she announced it, and it promises to be splendifferous even if you’ve never done Shiva Nata before and just want to know what the heck is up with it. Oh, and it’s free. And if you can’t make it, sign up anyway, and you’ll get the recording afterward.
Shoestrings Attached: A critique of the TOMS business model.
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And now, dears, I want to know: what’s happening for you this week?