As a self-taught hacker, I definitely enjoyed your post. Indeed, this year my resolution is to begin learning Lua for app development using Corona SDK. After reading about codecademy, I immediately went and signed up for an account and finished the first lesson. I really like the way it pulls you in from the beginning and I'll be interested to see how relevant future lessons are to my personal projects. Thanks for the great coding resource!
Hi Kate. I'm glad you like the pose and I hope to share more Yoga poses like this.
Yes, we were using T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel, 100% natural astringent, which has 14% alcohol. I think you're right, there isn't such a thing as "pure" witch hazel.
I think it's a wonderful idea. As far as the academic benefits, Bruce O'Hara and colleagues at the University of Kentucky in Lexington did a research study about the powerful effect meditation has on your brain. You can read about it here: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn8317-medita...
I sent you an email, Claire.
I'm working on it, but I don't have anything put together right now. I sent you an email so you have my personal contact information.
You're welcome, Jill. I'm glad I could help!
Wonderful insights, Curtis. What you are touching upon is a great spiritual principle. The body, as an extension of the very essence of who we are, when coupled with the awareness of action, can transmit our highest Self.
It reminds me of a similar experience I had in a meditation retreat, in which we broke down the handshake process into pieces. With a partner, we just extended our hand. When I did it at first, it was just a rote exercise, with no awareness. As we practiced, the teacher had us bring our full awareness into the action of just extending our hand. And our partner focused on how they wanted to receive that hand. It was a very amazing experience, and interesting to see how a simple action, like a handshake, when offered with full sincerity and an open heart, becomes a very profound spiritual practice.
I had no idea the handshake originated to show you weren't holding a weapon! I could see how that could be important in some situations...as you suggested, hopefully not a business meeting.
The slides took a while to go through, but it was well worth the time. Your insights were interesting too, Curtis. My favorite part of the slide is this statement: "High performance people are generally self-improving through experience, observation, introspection, reading and discussion."
I am now fascinated by Netflix culture and I'd love to know more about the specifics of how they function. I think every business owner, manager and employee would do well to make a study of this material. And I intend to come back to it again to study it in more depth, cause there's lots there to learn from. Thanks for sharing!