… And We Receive …

Tweet Receive is one of those words I have to think about before I write it.  You know, “i before e, except after c.”  (Really, I have to do this every time.) But after doing Yoga (pretty much for the first time) the other day, it took on a whole new meaning.  Our TIC summer […]

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Make Me a Guru

Tweet In the second section of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, Gilbert travels to India to study the discipline of Yoga.  Early on in the section she takes the time to explain some of the important words used (that we can tend to take for granted). “The word Guru is  composed of two Sanskrit syllables.  […]

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The Importance of Collegiality

Tweet This past Wednesday, I went out with 8 other women, all but one are teachers , to an Italian restaurant to enjoy some great food and discuss the book we are reading together in our online book group .  It was an amazing time!  We dined, wined, smiled, laughed and dined some more… and […]

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One Word

Tweet In Elizabeth Gilbert’s New York Times Bestseller, Eat, Pray Love, she and a friend discuss the fact that every city -and every person- has a word. Rome’s is “sex”, the Vatican’s is “power,” New York’s is “achieve” and L.A.’s is “succeed”. When the friend turns to Elizabeth and asks “what is your word” she […]

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Pleasure, Experience and Art

Tweet While in Sicily, Elizabeth Gilbert tries to understand a piece of the pleasure seeking Italian culture. In her book, Eat, Pray, Love, she refers to Luigi Barzini, an Italian journalist and author of The Italians who provides her with a large piece of the puzzle. She writes, “Because the world is so corrupted, misspoken, […]

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Seeking Pleasure

Tweet In her book Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, travels to three countries to find herself once again.  The first place she travels to is Italy – in an attempt to seek and experience pure pleasure.  The Italians she comes across have no problem with this idea, in fact they applaud and encourage it.  However, […]

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