Is Materialism Bad?

Is materialism a bad thing? I've been thinking about that this month as I participate in the #Moms30for30 capsule wardrobe challenge and as I buy, use, and sell Jamberry nail wraps. There was definitely a time in my life when I would have said that materialism is evil and to be avoided at all costs. That was when I was a lot more rigid in my thoughts and behavior. I've mellowed out a lot in my thirties.Now I have a different take on materialism. I think the problem is in attachment. I've … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 8-11

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Bhagavad Gita... 8. For the protection of the good And the destruction of evil doers, For the sake of establishing righteousness, I am born in every age.9. He who knows in truth My divine birth and action, Having left his body, he is Not reborn; … [Read more...]


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Daily Puja Video Round Up (Hindu Worship)

I've been working on developing my Youtube channel lately and in the process I'm exploring lots of great Hinduism-related videos. I thought I would gather up for you a bunch of examples of people doing regular daily home pujas (Hindu worship). You'll be able to see how much variety there is in people's practices. I love how all these videos are real people just showing a glimpse into their Hindu lifestyle.First up, here is mine! I made this one a while ago. It might be time for an update at … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 4-7

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Bhagavad Gita... 4. Arjuna spoke: Your birth was later, The birth of Vivasvat earlier; How should I understand this, That You declared it in the beginning?5.The Blessed Lord spoke: Many of My births have passed away, And also yours, Arjuna. I … [Read more...]


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Capsule Wardrobe Challenge #Moms30For30 May 2017

My friend Raj of Pink Chai Living told me about this capsule wardrobe challenge taking place in May. Amazing coincidence since I just wrote about my principles for a capsule wardrobe that incorporates lots of color and pattern. I'm definitely going to participate! Here is Raj's post about it and links to the Instagram accounts for the women participating: http://www.pinkchailiving.com/seven-reasons-you-should-join-the-moms-30-for-30-wardrobe-challenge/ I have recently been getting into Lularoe … [Read more...]


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The Seven Stars of Hinduism: A Review

The Seven Stars of Hinduism Book I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dileep Thatte at the Tapestory event I attended a few weeks ago. At the end of the event he told me that he had written a book called The Seven Stars of Hinduism and asked if I would like a copy! Of course I said yes. I love the concept. It is about distilling the core of Hinduism so that it can be explained and understood particularly for Hindu youth in the west.As the Background section states, it is easy to confuse the … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 1-3

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Bhagavad Gita... 1 The Blessed Lord spoke: I proclaimed this imperishable yoga to Vivasvat; Vivasvat communicated it to Manu, And Manu imparted it to Ikshvaku.2. Thus received by succession, The royal seers knew this; After a long time here on … [Read more...]


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What To Wear to an Indian Wedding

I thought it might be helpful to write a little bit about what you should wear to an Indian wedding. This is a question that I get from the people in my life on occasion. I can't say that I've been to that many Indian weddings, but perhaps more than most. I've been to, let's see, at least three including my own. That's not a whole lot, but here's what I've gleaned...Many of my tips are similar to my tips for what to wear to a Hindu temple. Be prepared to potentially need to take your … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 36 – 38

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 36. Arjuna spoke: Then impelled, by what Does a man commit this evil, Unwillingly even, O Krishna, As if urged by force?37. The Blessed Lord spoke: This force is desire, this force is anger; Its source is the rajas guna. Voracious and … [Read more...]


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