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Posts tagged "meditation"
when is it time to go home?

when is it time to go home?

Archers have a bad rap for being control freaks. Any human who can sustain the mental warfare that is shooting one hundred and twenty seven arrows at the same target could be classified as bonkers.  A wrist turn here, extended elbow there—two centimeters of a mistake and your arrow lands in Brazil. It must take...
the art of coming home

the art of coming home

You’re sitting at your desk, but in reality you’re elsewhere.  Sunning in Malaysia, luxuriating over tapas in Madrid. While the rest of your friends are planning their Thursday night, you’re still stuck in a foreign port. There is an art to coming home.  Rule #1? Be wherever you are right now.
in defense of traveling alone

in defense of traveling alone

I recently had drinks at Goldbar in Manhattan with that friend who always shakes his head.  I tell him of my most recent exploits, my hopes and dreams, and he gives that quiet smirk as if to say, “you’re out of control.”  Though well-meaning, his greatest gripe has always been that I prefer to travel...
how to sleep on a plane

how to sleep on a plane

For anyone who has ever had the terrorizing experience of insomnia on a red eye flight, the notion of sleeping on plane might seem laughable.  When your window seat is more like an audition for Cirque du Soleil than a luxurious four-poster bed, call upon our favorite habits and gadgets to ensure that your next...
that time we tried to make sense of russia

that time we tried to make sense of russia

The twenty-first century is obsessed with concision.  One-hundred thirty character tweets, Sparknotes, thumb drives.  How do we reconcile a country whose history and dramas are as vast as Russia’s while satiating our appetite for bite-sized pieces? As I learned while reflecting on St. Petersburg at 2 am, sometimes we can’t.
meditainment: the ultra-chic way to combat your fears & calm your flight jitters

meditainment: the ultra-chic way to combat your fears & calm your flight jitters

Would you rather lose yourself on a private island, relax in a five-star spa, or swing in a hammock in your secret garden? There’s no need to choose.  If you’re flying Virgin Atlantic, Quantas, US Airways, or China Air, you may already know about RSJ’s favorite form of in-flight entertainment.