Fave Reads Friday #10.2 – Meritocracy and other Made Up Words

Have you ever heard that word Meritocracy? Did you know that it's not a real word? More of the many bits of information that I learned while reading The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann. The word meritocracy was created by Michael Young in his 1958 work titled The Rise of Meritocracy. His work was meant …

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Meditation Monday #36 – How to Meditate: The Four Aims of Life (Moksha)

It's Monday again and it's raining. Raining because it's spring and spring flowers need rain. Raining because it's April and April showers bring May flowers. Raining because it was very dry and my rain barrels were empty. Raining and spring bring about changes and I have a lot of them to write about.....but I'm saving …

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Meditation Monday #35 – How to Meditate: The Four Aims of Life (Kama)

It's Easter Monday....for some of us.....and it's always bittersweet in my mind. The joy of the holiday still resonates with me: time spent with my children, good food with family and friends, and beautiful weather. However, it's over and now it's back to daily life. Today was my son's first day back from Spring Break …

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Meditation Monday #34 – How to Meditate: The Four Aims of Life (Artha)

The second Purushartha is a complicated one in yoga. The reason being that so many people believe that yogis are akin to St. Francis of Assisi....renouncing wealth, giving up all worldly possessions, and communing with nature. However, yoga doesn't ask us to be martyrs nor saints. Instead, yoga says that we should aim for Artha …

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Meditation Monday #31 – Finding Inspiration for Discipline Everywhere

Happy Monday All! Today is a good one! I made some decisions last week regarding MY BEST BODY Happiness Project and all of the pieces are falling in line. I hope that you find the time to go back and read more about this project and enjoy the process this week and beyond. Today I …

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