Monday, August 29, 2011

monday moment of zen

"behind the strength of the body, there is an energy that is spirituality, and that is what keeps us alive."
~ pattabhi jois

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

what i've noticed

wvu in front of the mountain lair

starting this past monday, i have re-entered wvu once again.

apparently a lot has changed since i graduated with my accounting degree back in 2005.

somethings i have noticed since being on campus:

- return of 'kids' smoking... what's is this about?! seriously, i have never seen SO many college kids smoking. did this suddenly become cool and i'm just now hearing about it??

- what happened to all of the starbucks cups and kids drinking coffee? when i was in college everyone used drink coffee and always had a coffee cup attached to them (what seemed like permanently).

- one last thing... what's up with the 80s style side ponytails?! i guess that's now fashionable as well?!

being a "non-trad" aka a non-traditional student, i'm SO outta the game. :)

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Monday, August 22, 2011

monday moment of zen

"drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
~thich nat hahn

join my 3rd annual tea trade - details here

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

3rd annual tea trade

can you believe that it's almost time for the 3rd annual tea trade!! last years was a blast and again, my thanks to all who participated.

how it works: tea traders will send a sampling of 3 - 4 ounces (85 - 113 grams) to another participating tea trader. (most boxes of pre-bagged tea is usually between 1.8 -2 oz or 51 - 57 grams). to participate you must be willing to ship your package internationally. (we usually have a few lovely ladies from the uk and from france that participate!!)

details: please send an email to with the subject line "tea trade." in the body of the email please share your address . i will then match up people round robin style and give you a name and address of where to send your teas packages. all of your personal information will be kept strictly confidential. if you feel more comfortable providing your work address rather than personal that is totally fine. also, if you do not wish to provide your name please make sure you let me know in the email and who ever will be sending your tea package will label the envelope "tea trade" and your address.

special prize: i will award a special prize to one lucky tea trader. winner will be chosen at random. special prize will be announced soon (i'm still working on gathering a few goodies for the lucky winner).

due date: please email me your information by thursday, september 15th at 11:59pm est so that we can start tea trading at the end of september!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

monday moment of zen

"a gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles."
~ william hazlitt

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Monday, August 8, 2011

monday moment of zen

"nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness."
~ leo tolstoy

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Monday, August 1, 2011

monday moment of zen

"when the student is ready, the teacher will appear."
~ buddhist proverb

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