An Extra Day

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As you may know, I’ve got a special place in my heart for notebooks, magazines, the smell of new books, libraries, bookstores, paperies, cards … I’m just completely obsessed with words.  Since I was a little girl, not many things have excited me more than a brand-new notebook:  the blank pages practically beg for direction, for imagination, for creativity. Like…

2012 Carnival

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Here are some shots from the last week or so, which I have to admit is a bit of a blur.  I’m more than ready to accept some detoxing into my life in the form of giving up meat and caffeine for Lent.  (I’m planning to allow an occasional piece of fish into my diet to make this transition a…

Week 8: Gratitude

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Wrap-Up:  Week 7 (Mindfulness of Posture) I was 23 years old, receiving a particularly grueling deep tissue massage from my mother’s therapist, when she reached underneath me and firmly gripped my right abdominal muscle.  Nearly shrieking in pain, I sat up, and she looked at me pointedly.  “You have got to start pushing your shoulders back,” she said.  “You have…

Scenes from the Weekend

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Last Friday evening, I ventured out to Frenchmen Street in search of a Valentine’s Day gift for my roommate’s boyfriend.  It was also a great excuse to visit my favorite cocktail spot in the Marigny neighborhood, Three Muses.  On Saturday I went to Krewe du Vieux, the first parade and perhaps the most free-spirited, tongue-in-cheek parade of the entire Carnival…