Friday Five: February 27th, 2015

Today’s Friday Five guest writer is Archana Verma. A food educator, chef extraordinaire, classical music student and practitioner,  Archana is an astonishingly kind, loving and enthusiastic person and we are all in for a treat today. Her stream of consciousness is poignant, courageous, reflective, introspective and delicious. It will make […]

Five Reasons you Should Eat Ghee

The Sanskrit word for Ghee is Grhita, which means flowing luminosity, radiance and clarity. Take one look at a cup of freshly made warm ghee, and you will know that the ancients were right on their money. Ghee is the filtered golden liquid oil that is leftover when you […]

Friday Five: February 13th, 2015

How about some link love for today’s Friday Five? Today’s Five are short and sweet and I’m linking you to five pieces around the Internet that got my attention. Read about how paying attention to your attention can help you focus more, how to get more out of your […]

Capsaicin, the Hot Healer in Chili Peppers

In her popular book Mistress of Spices, Chitra Divakaruni wrote, “Chili, spice of red Thursday, which is the day of reckoning. Day which invites us to pick up the sack of our existence and shake it inside out.” Divakaruni’s description of chili peppers is metaphorical and creative, but the […]

Friday Five: February 6th, 2015

Today’s Friday Five guest writer is Nikita Taniparti. Nikita is a young woman of extraordinary light and love. A recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Nikita lives in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu and works for a  a Development Economics research organization that is based out of Harvard. In […]

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    We are Such Stuff that Dreams are Made On; Lucid Dreaming and Metacognition

We are Such Stuff that Dreams are Made On; Lucid Dreaming and Metacognition

A January 2015 study published in the prestigious Journal Neuroscience established a firm connection between metacognition and lucid dreaming. Metacognition is the brain’s ability to think about thinking. Lucid dreaming is a state of dreaming where the dreamer is aware that she/he is dreaming. Not only is the dreamer […]

Friday Five: January 30th, 2015

Today”s Friday Five guest writer is Kavya Mysore. Kavya a young lady, all of 23 years, is pursuing postgraduate study in Carnatic music. She has been schooled since birth in music and is the granddaughter of the eminent Bellary Venkateshachar, of the Bellary Brothers fame. Introducing herself, Kavya writes, “ I […]

Interview: Robin and Michael Mastro

Today, it is an honor and a privilege to have Robin and Michael Mastro in my corner of the Internet! Robin and Michael Mastro are practitioners, educators and scholars of Vastu Shastra, the Vedic science of living in harmony with Nature. They have authored two award-winning, bestselling books on […]

Friday Five: January 23rd, 2015

Today’s Friday Five guest writer is my daughter, Aditi Iyer. Aditi is 10 years old and cares deeply about the world around her. She is a fourth grader at Bellevue Children’s Academy and her favorite subject in school is English. Aditi takes a kinesthetic approach to make sense of […]

A Hug can Prevent the Flu!

We are in the thick of the flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the flu activity in the United States peaks between the months of December and February. According to health experts, this year’s flu vaccine was based on the A-H3N2 virus strain […]