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Just eat real food, JERF

Of all the ways I have described how I’ve been eating the past few years, just eating real food, known as JERFing, is the closest fit. Are you surprised to hear that you might not be eating ‘real’ food? Curious? 17 simple ways to JERF is a great...

Amen!

Excellent speaker and clear thinker, Sam Harris, argues that science can — and should — be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life. (via ted.com)...

A quick tour of the subtle body

What’s this? A Nickelodeon children’s cartoon explaining how to open the energy centres (chakras). Fascinating.   (via spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com)...

Sunday morning sitting

Local bookseller and long-time meditation teacher Ken Hood is offering a series of monthly Sunday morning sessions, suitable for everyone. Join him this weekend, October 19th at 10:30am at Living Yoga and Health, 105 Wyndham St. N., downtown Guelph. Be sure to mark...

Life spirals

A gasp-inducing animation of our solar system hurtling through space: Update: Although beautiful, the theory this illustration relies on is bad science, debunked. To life! L’chaim! (via higherperspective.com)...

Sitting at home

Do this! Quick and dirty instructions for starting a daily meditation practice at home — notes from last week’s whiteboard: Just Sit! at home: 1. Decide to practice daily 2. Create a space 3. Minimize distractions and interruptions 4. Set a timer for 5-10...

Getting stitched at the Cabbagetown Festival

Harriet Riddell was busy stitching portraits all weekend long at the 38th Annual Cabbagetown Festival in downtown Toronto. I was delighted to reunite with my long-lost high school chum, Colleen, and her youngest son, Bennett, who sat for their portrait on Sunday...

Just Sit! sessions for Fall 2014

Dates and details for the Fall 2014 sessions of Just Sit! are all set. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and seeing new faces amongst the regular meditators. The first sit is next Tuesday, September 9th. These Just Sit! sessions are all about actually...

Has sewing machine, travels

UK-based performance artist Harriet Riddell is coming to Toronto. Trust me, this is something worth seeing. Harriet stitches portraits using her sewing machine. Last year when she visited Canada, I had my portrait stitched and was utterly charmed and awed — both...

Take a leap

I met someone yesterday who’s into BASE jumping and wingsuits. If you haven’t seen wingsuits, head over to youtube and search it up and be thrilled. It put me in mind of meditations in which one imagines falling from a cliff in order to cause the...