Several years ago I was out on a break with one of my coworkers. He was a really down-to-earth, bald, Scottish immigrant who was in his late 30's. He was always full of advice and seemed to be at great peace within himself at all times. So this one time, we were walking down a sidewalk on our lunchbreak to get some food and I asked him how he does meditation. He said, "Okay, meditation, it's like this." We were already walking and now for every step he took, he said outloud "I'm … [Read more...] about What’s your meditation?
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Fact: All states that have created a "No texting while driving" law have seen an increase in texting-related accidents. Why? Well, first of all, just became it became a law, doesn't mean people aren't going to do it. Motorists constantly drive beyond the speed limit and roll through stop signs. Similarly, they continue to use their phone while on the road. Since it has become illegal to use the phone while driving, people put their phone down in between their legs, below their … [Read more...] about States with No-Texting-While-Driving Law Have Seen an Increase in Texting-Related Accidents
Inspired by the Santa Monica Rings, I decided to immerse myself into learning all about gymnastics. In the beginning I thought it was mostly about strength, but no! It's all about strength, balance, flexibility and your overall grace. To say it's fun to learn these things would be understatement! This article is structured into four parts. This will get someone prepared to be a level 1 gymnast which is your foundation for anything else you want to learn on top of it. Gymnastics … [Read more...] about Videos to help you get into Gymnastics
Tony Andrews, a man dedicated to raising our sonic consciousness, gives a passionate presentation of why sound quality is important and how music is a way that allows us to connect to with ourselves, others and could just save the world. I have transcribed the parts that really sung to my heart below the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL92nlCR8cY … [Read more...] about Bad sound is a vexation to the spirit
Even though I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I was raised as an Armenian first. This means several things to me, but when it comes to music specifically, it means my ears were constantly exposed to a very wide range of international music regularly including Armenian, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian and Greek music. Here is a French song I would like to introduce to you: La Bohéme by Charles Aznavour. In the video below, a very young Charles Aznavour is performing … [Read more...] about Homage to Timeless [French] Music
Let's explore the idea that chemicals are "bad," or that natural substances are "good." Pretty much all matter in this world can be broken down to its chemical composition. The sugars, fats, proteins and nucleic acids you ingest every day are chemicals. They are the building blocks for everything that is made up in your body. Calling something a "chemical" does not mean it is artificial or nasty. Water and air are chemicals. In fact, when you TASTE something, what … [Read more...] about ‘Natural is better,’ my ass!
Before you begin, WARM UP! If you're on the rings and you hear popping, snapping, creaking, then you need to stop and warm up and stretch your arms more. I don't mean static stretches, I mean dynamic stretches that involve movement to get the joints moving. Just hang from the rings, do some rows, some incline push ups, shoulder rolls, move your wrists around, you get the idea. I often do stretches on the grass area and many other exercises before tackling the traveling rings. How to travel … [Read more...] about How to use the Traveling Rings