Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
“It’s easy enough to plan jobs, to plan a lot of work. That’s effective. But that’s the weird thing about grief. You can’t prepare for it. You think you’re gonna cry and get it over with. You make those plans, but they never work. It hits you in the middle of the night — well, it hits me in the middle of the night. I’m out walking. I’m feeling quite content. And it’s like suddenly, boom. It’s like you’ve just done that in your chest.”
—Liam Neeson opens up in Esquire about discovering wife Natasha Richardson’s skiing injuries were far more serious than initially thought, and the grief he feels over her death. Grab a tissue box if you want to read the full article. It’s beyond sad. Keep reading »
For the month of February, Kate is taking part in Sharon Salzberg’s 28-Day Meditation Challenge. Kate already shared her feelings on week one and week two of the program. Here’s her thoughts going into week three.
An annoying thing happened this week with my meditation. There’s no good way to put it: I simply didn’t do it. I don’t have a good excuse—it’s not like I was insanely busy or had some big, traumatic thing happen. Just for some reason, every day when 6 p.m.—my anointed after work mediation time—rolled by, I needed to be somewhere. “I’ll meditate tomorrow,” I’d think. Wash, rinse, repeat. Keep reading »
Hickory — short for Grand Champion Foxcliffe Hickory Wind — a Scottish deerhound, took the title of Best in Show at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Her handler refers to her as a “diva” who “demands love.” Something tells me Hickory is perfectly suited for stardom. [NY Times] Keep reading »
When he’s not busy discussing abortion, rape, and socialized medicine with Rolling Stone, Justin Bieber is mastering impressions. The Bieb’s impression of Barack Obama on Conan totally blows Fred Armisen‘s impression of the president on “Saturday Night Live” out of the water. (Not that that‘s hard.) Pretty good for a Canadian. [Mediaite] Keep reading »
My Tuesday evening ritual consists of the following: an hour and a half of yoga and meditation, followed by a hot bubble bath, in which I either drink a glass of wine or eat a Haagen-Daz Coffee Crunch ice cream bar, while wearing a mud mask and lisening to Dan Savage‘s Savage Love podcast. I highly recommend this entire evening routine. It makes the following day, Hump Day, that much easier. Keep reading »