The new Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Pumpkin seeds are one of those amazing fall & winter foods you probably don’t eat enough of. I started roasting at least 1/2 pound a week and noticed they would disappear fast. Simply roasting them with a little oil, salt and spice makes you feel like a gourmet chef. I also use this recipe when I bake an acorn squash.
Spicy Curried Pumpkin Seeds
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Twitter makes it easy to burn up one’s fifteen minutes of fame.
I have a sister in the Hudson Valley, and I have spent some time there. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy!
“Hudson River Valley Autumn” Inspired by John O’Donohue
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor
For Thanksgiving we’ll be releasing an encore of “The Inner Landscape of Beauty,” which, if I dare say so, is quickly becoming a classic in our program’s portfolio. We’ve received lots of moving responses to our guest’s thoughts and words over the years. And, this week Tom Warren, a listener from Westchester, New York, posted this lovely video on the wall of our Facebook page with the following introduction:“Krista’s interview with John O’Donohue inspired me to put together a two-minute, video slideshow set to music, celebrating the beauty of autumn, with photographs I took over the last month or so in the Hudson River Valley outside of New York City. I hope you don’t mind my sharing it with the On Being community.”
Of course we don’t mind! And, we’re proud to share it with the rest of our audience who may not check in our Facebook page regularly. We love seeing our productions inspire others to produce new creative works and think or hear or see differently. Thanks Tom!
My dad does sea turtle protection in Coastal South Carolina, so I’m grateful for this work of the New England Aquarium.
New underwater video of rescued sea turtles on the Rescue Blog!
May you be blessed with a sense of fullness at the gift of every moment.
What can you do with your days but work & hope
Let your dreams bind your work to your play
What can you do with each moment of your life
But love til you’ve loved it away
Love til you’ve loved it away
Last minute Turkey-cooking help from Eatocracy, via CNN. (Ah, yet another way vegetarianism leads to restful sleep.)
No, I don’t mean Gravity and Grace (1947), by Simone Weil, or even “Grace in Gravity,” by the Story, a.k.a. Jonathan (Brooke) and Jennifer (Kimball). Rather I wish to reflect on some effects of my yoga practice this evening.
All day long, I have been dealing with a very cranky mind, probably one that has been focusing too much on lack, on obstacles, and on failings and shortcomings. All of this is distinctly opposite the spirit of gratitude which is “supposed to” characterize the season. Here “supposed to” can contribute itself to a downward spiral of lack.
Anusara yoga teachers talk a lot about Grace, an ever-present, unwavering, and always available source of energy. It took ninety minutes on my mat under the instruction of a skilled Anusara-inspired teacher to turn me toward that. Now the gravitational pull I feel strongly is to count my blessings. This is right where I need to be as this Thanksgiving holiday approaches.
May we each feel an irresistible tug toward gratitude. May we each steep in our blessings as we celebrate.
I’m so pleased a last-minute change of plans is going to allow me to go to this. “Gratitude is the gateway to the heart.” - John Friend
Date Saturday, November 20th
Fee $40 with registration before November 13th, $45 drop-in
Thanksgiving is truly one of the of the most delightful holidays ever—a celebration of abundance, gratitude, and honoring what is good in our lives! John Friend has said “Gratitude is the gateway to the heart.” Explore in this workshop how to nourish a sense of wonder, appreciation and gratitude with the actions of the body, and indeed how that truly opens the door to the nectarian experience of the presence of Grace. A full spectrum class- hearts, hips, and other hoorays!
A yoga teacher for over twelve years, Sara Davidson, ERYT-500, is a Certified Anusara teacher. The mélange of Sara’s deep understanding of the science of alignment and her commitment to opening the hearts of all her students to their inner bright and shining light imbues her classes with joy and inspires students to reach their full potential. Studying with John throughout the years has been a continual source of support, inspiration, and vision. Practicing meditation since 1992, she is presently studying and practicing various meditation techniques that explore the tantric vision, practice, and lineage of yoga under the guidance of Paul Muller Ortega.