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Elizabeth Swartz
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Attended Yale University
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Bravo Liz, great stuff, great to see you shine!!
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I love this article on using the ingredients in your refrigerator as inspiration for a meal. Its always tempting to go out and buy more food in order to follow a recipe, but some of my favorite meals have started from leftovers...
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It's really hard to make a meal out of moldy cheese and a stick of butter :).  I'm such a bachelor frog, lol
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So excited to see Amma again! 
9:00am: The token line opens. To ensure everyone has an equal chance of getting an early token, please refrain from forming a line until then. 10:00am: Tokens are handed out. 11:00am: Amma enters the ...
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A Hangout #OnEverest ! So cool.
 
Unknown is hanging out with 5 people right now in a live Hangout On Air! #hangoutsonairMax Lowe, Laurie Syphard, Bonnie Camarena, Toby Harper-Merrett, and Ally Egge Nelson
Hangout #OnEverest
National Geographic and 5 others participated
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I'm really glad that Meng is able to bring this material to folks at Google! I hope it can be of service to folks outside of Google, as well.
At a company known for a hard-driving culture, a seven-week course in mindfulness techniques is giving employees a better way to cope.
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Almost every time my sister and I talk on the phone, there's at least some discussion about who loves each other more (keep in mind, she's 10 years old).

Here's a really beautiful video about real "love competition," where activity in the participants' brains is measured while they meditate on those they love.

I hope you love watching it even more than I did!

http://vimeo.com/33698394
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My piano teacher's band Hidden in the Sun has released their EP! Their music is amazing - super complex songs, incredible musicianship, haunting lyrics. I highly recommend checking out their songs!

http://hiddeninthesun.bandcamp.com/
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The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.
They seem to become natives of that element,
the black sleek heads of seals
bouncing like half-submerged balls.

I love people who harness themselves, an ox to a heavy cart,
who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience,
who strain in the mud and the muck to move things forward,
who do what has to be done, again and again.

I want to be with people who submerge
in the task, who go into the fields to harvest
and work in a row and pass the bags along,
who are not parlor generals and field deserters
but move in a common rhythm
when the food must come in or the fire be put out.

The work of the world is common as mud.
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know they were made to be used.
The pitcher cries for water to carry
and a person for work that is real.

—Marge Piercy, from Circles on the Water (Knopf)

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great photography & an excellent poem.
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I love these photos.
Piano Keys in Polishing Department, 2012. Soundboards, 2012. Piano Rotation Machine, 2012. Soundboard Conditioning Room, 2012. Model D Rim Press, 2012. Piano Rim Conditioning Room, 2012. Piano Rims i...
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A beautiful weekend near the Mt. Shasta area! Picture of Burney Falls, CA
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Watch out for Lemurians ;-)
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How can technology actually be a boon to our mindfulness?

Simple: You use it mindfully.
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Deepak Chopra will be having his first hangout on Wednesday, May 2nd! If you have any questions for Deepak that you'd like him to answer during the hangout, use the hashtag #deepakshangout.
 
Join me for my first hangout on Wednesday, May2nd at 2:30pm EST. I'll be answering questions you may have on relationships, love, success, health, and personal growth. Use my hashtag #deepakshangout to leave me questions and comments. Looking forward to connecting with you. Love to all!
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    2010 - present
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San Francisco, CA
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brookfield, wisconsin - new haven, connecticut - siena, italy - berkeley, california - san francisco, california
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the object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.

-robert henri
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  • Yale University
    Italian Language and Literature, 2006 - 2010
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