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Meaning and Application 1: The State of the Question

My history with the question of the relationship between meaning and application began, years ago, when a friend asked my opinion of this statement:

A particular statement may have numerous possible personal applications, but it can have only one correct meaning (R.C.

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How Do I Get to My Place of Power?

Some dear friends asked me…

I am not able to practice affirmations, or any other meditation techniques, with full concentration.

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When I Got Mugged

July 18, 2004 — Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

My summer internship at a Baptist church in Brooklyn was nearing its end. This particular Sunday evening, I picked up the metro from the Park Slope area and rode down to Bath Beach to play piano for a small Spanish church. 978 more words


Breathing Techniques

The Stimulating Breath (also called the Bellows Breath)

The Stimulating Breath is adapted from a yogic breathing technique. Its aim is to raise vital energy and increase alertness. 332 more words


Morning Advice

For those of us struggling to get up this Monday, Marcus Aurelius has some good advice:

In he morning when thou risest unwillingly, let this thought be present- I am rising to the work of a human being.

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Three Breastfeeding Truths that Expectant Mothers Need to Know

Yesterday, I had a friend link to this article on Facebook: Breastfeeding Myths.  One webpage dedicated to busting no less than fifty-three breastfeeding myths.  Whew! 1,108 more words

Best Laid Plans