"Quiet on the set! One..two...go..." The camera is rolling. I look straight into it, imagining that I am looking into the eyes of a dear friend. Every fiber of my being is alive, lit up, concentrating on connecting with my imaginary friend so that I may communicate purely and effectively. I become focused, efficient, and engaging. The process goes smoothly. We only have to record each clip once or twice before the director is satisfied. We finish before the owner of the yoga
I hope you all took advantage of the holiday weekend by unplugging from your regular lives and making time for relaxation. Overachievers, I know who you are, and I am talking to you! And yes, this is absolutely one of those occasions when you could respond to me with "When you point a finger at someone, remember that there are three fingers pointing back at yourself." I own my workaholic-ness. I would attend a 12-step self-help program for people like me, but I don't have tim
Certainly you have all heard the saying that two heads (or more) are better than one. You must have also heard that too many cooks spoil the soup. Which saying is correct? Can both things be true? And as far as practical application, what does that mean for us? Should we remain rugged individualists, refusing to work with others for fear of spoiling our soup? Or should we open our doors wide for assistance, allowing multiple people to be able to contribute their gifts to us?
For those of you who know me, I split my time between my vegan catering business and my passion of music (thus the dual nature of this blog). This was a huge week for me in my music life. Saturday I went to Jordan Lake where my Samadhi band mate, Steve, had organized the Triangle's fourth Community Kirtan. We had 7 or 8 different groups lead the participants in group singing. The style of the singing ranged from meditative chanting with didgeridoo to improvisational heart-cen
About ten years ago Sorrow unexpectedly entered my life. I had known relatively little of her before that time. I had experienced sadness, frustration, doubt, loneliness, even emptiness, yet I cannot say that I truly knew Sorrow. She slipped into my world unannounced - her dark form hidden beneath the coattails of Cupid. Since that time Sorrow visited me frequently, often sitting and staying for tea. Then two years ago she brought with her a daughter, Grief. Grief didn't just
Dear Friends of Govinda's, This week we are traveling to Greece. Greece is definitely one of those countries I would LOVE to visit. (Do you hear me, Universe?) The warmth of the sun is reflected in the people I have met from there. The fact that it is nearly surrounded by sea and a largely sunny, temperate, Mediterranean climate says both "health" and "excellent produce" to me. For a foodie, if a place has excellent produce and food, that alone is sufficient reason to visit
Yesterday a musician that I respect gave me some "homework." The "homework" was to think about what music most deeply speaks to me and why. I became super excited because the assignment made me realize that becoming very clear about what it is that inspires and moves us, helps us to understand what inspiring and moving thing it is that we are meant to contribute to the world. All of a sudden, my midnight video watching, my cooking soundtracks, my dancing in the car, all had m