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  • palyati
    I m exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17 hours per day, up to 12 of it on my feet in a physically and emotionally demanding environment which includes
    Message 1 of 19 , May 26, 2005
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      I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17 hours per day, up to 12 of
      it on my feet in a physically and emotionally demanding environment
      which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully this schedule is not
      every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes more.

      Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix energy producing snacks
      and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do not do well with sugar
      or guarna(sp?)products.

      Thanks for the help.

      Palyati
    • bithika777
      Hi Palyati Just caught your mail, and thought I would recommend a book called Tired of Being Tired , which is about adrenal burnout (can t remember author
      Message 2 of 19 , May 27, 2005
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        Hi Palyati

        Just caught your mail, and thought I would recommend a book
        called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about adrenal burnout (can't
        remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll find it on Amazon). It
        is a journey I have taken in the last few years, and one that it
        sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you don't give it some
        time and care! Either way, it gives you a good education as to what
        happens to your body when you expose it to long hours, standing,
        constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard nutrition etc over a period
        of time ... It's a good thing to know how to read the signs! It
        gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining blood sugar, and
        sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress levels and find a sense
        of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good idea for any period
        of time, if you want to be able to meditate and live a joyful
        balanced life!

        With all best wishes for your health.

        Kind regards

        Bithika



        --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
        <no_reply@y...> wrote:
        > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17 hours per day, up to
        12 of
        > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally demanding environment
        > which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully this schedule is
        not
        > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes more.
        >
        > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix energy producing
        snacks
        > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do not do well with
        sugar
        > or guarna(sp?)products.
        >
        > Thanks for the help.
        >
        > Palyati
      • palyati
        Bithika, thanks for the tip! I m calling my local bookstore to see if they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully, it is seasonal ending in mid-September.
        Message 3 of 19 , May 27, 2005
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          Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my local bookstore to see if
          they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully, it is seasonal
          ending in mid-September. I've already experienced burn out and know
          it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for a little help from my
          friends!

          Gratefully,
          Palyati

          --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
          <no_reply@y...> wrote:
          > Hi Palyati
          >
          > Just caught your mail, and thought I would recommend a book
          > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about adrenal burnout
          (can't
          > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll find it on Amazon).
          It
          > is a journey I have taken in the last few years, and one that it
          > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you don't give it some
          > time and care! Either way, it gives you a good education as to
          what
          > happens to your body when you expose it to long hours, standing,
          > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard nutrition etc over a
          period
          > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to read the signs! It
          > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining blood sugar, and
          > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress levels and find a
          sense
          > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good idea for any period
          > of time, if you want to be able to meditate and live a joyful
          > balanced life!
          >
          > With all best wishes for your health.
          >
          > Kind regards
          >
          > Bithika
          >
          >
          >
          > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
          > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
          > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17 hours per day, up to
          > 12 of
          > > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally demanding
          environment
          > > which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully this schedule
          is
          > not
          > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes more.
          > >
          > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix energy producing
          > snacks
          > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do not do well with
          > sugar
          > > or guarna(sp?)products.
          > >
          > > Thanks for the help.
          > >
          > > Palyati
        • sarah_inseattle
          Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books titled *Tired of being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has a subtitle to do with chronic fatigue
          Message 4 of 19 , May 27, 2005
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            Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books titled *Tired of
            being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has a subtitle to do
            with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was written by a pair of
            authors, and had a subtitle beginning with "recuperate" I think. Do
            either of those ring a bell?

            Gratitude,
            Sarah
            Seattle


            --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
            <no_reply@y...> wrote:
            > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my local bookstore to see
            if
            > they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully, it is seasonal
            > ending in mid-September. I've already experienced burn out and know
            > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for a little help from
            my
            > friends!
            >
            > Gratefully,
            > Palyati
            >
            > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
            > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
            > > Hi Palyati
            > >
            > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would recommend a book
            > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about adrenal burnout
            > (can't
            > > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll find it on Amazon).
            > It
            > > is a journey I have taken in the last few years, and one that it
            > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you don't give it
            some
            > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a good education as to
            > what
            > > happens to your body when you expose it to long hours, standing,
            > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard nutrition etc over a
            > period
            > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to read the signs! It
            > > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining blood sugar, and
            > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress levels and find a
            > sense
            > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good idea for any
            period
            > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate and live a joyful
            > > balanced life!
            > >
            > > With all best wishes for your health.
            > >
            > > Kind regards
            > >
            > > Bithika
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
            > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
            > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17 hours per day, up
            to
            > > 12 of
            > > > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally demanding
            > environment
            > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully this schedule
            > is
            > > not
            > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes more.
            > > >
            > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix energy
            producing
            > > snacks
            > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do not do well
            with
            > > sugar
            > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
            > > >
            > > > Thanks for the help.
            > > >
            > > > Palyati
          • sarada1007
            Sarah, I ll leave Bithika to confirm but I m pretty sure it s the latter (we both read the book a few years ago). The authors are Jesse Hanley and Nancy
            Message 5 of 19 , May 30, 2005
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              Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm pretty sure it's the
              latter (we both read the book a few years ago). The authors are
              Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.

              Sarada


              --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarah_inseattle
              <no_reply@y...> wrote:
              > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books titled *Tired of
              > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has a subtitle to do
              > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was written by a pair of
              > authors, and had a subtitle beginning with "recuperate" I think.
              Do
              > either of those ring a bell?
              >
              > Gratitude,
              > Sarah
              > Seattle
              >
              >
              > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
              > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
              > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my local bookstore to
              see
              > if
              > > they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully, it is seasonal
              > > ending in mid-September. I've already experienced burn out and
              know
              > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for a little help
              from
              > my
              > > friends!
              > >
              > > Gratefully,
              > > Palyati
              > >
              > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
              > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
              > > > Hi Palyati
              > > >
              > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would recommend a book
              > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about adrenal burnout
              > > (can't
              > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll find it on
              Amazon).
              > > It
              > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few years, and one that
              it
              > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you don't give it
              > some
              > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a good education as
              to
              > > what
              > > > happens to your body when you expose it to long hours,
              standing,
              > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard nutrition etc over a
              > > period
              > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to read the signs!
              It
              > > > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining blood sugar, and
              > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress levels and find
              a
              > > sense
              > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good idea for any
              > period
              > > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate and live a joyful
              > > > balanced life!
              > > >
              > > > With all best wishes for your health.
              > > >
              > > > Kind regards
              > > >
              > > > Bithika
              > > >
              > > >
              > > >
              > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
              > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
              > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17 hours per day,
              up
              > to
              > > > 12 of
              > > > > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally demanding
              > > environment
              > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully this
              schedule
              > > is
              > > > not
              > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes more.
              > > > >
              > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix energy
              > producing
              > > > snacks
              > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do not do well
              > with
              > > > sugar
              > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
              > > > >
              > > > > Thanks for the help.
              > > > >
              > > > > Palyati
            • bithika777
              Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with the names of the authors ... probably because she originally lent me the book! Thanks Sarada! ... of ... of
              Message 6 of 19 , May 31, 2005
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                Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with the names of the
                authors ... probably because she originally lent me the book!
                Thanks Sarada!



                --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarada1007
                <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm pretty sure it's the
                > latter (we both read the book a few years ago). The authors are
                > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                >
                > Sarada
                >
                >
                > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarah_inseattle
                > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books titled *Tired
                of
                > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has a subtitle to do
                > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was written by a pair
                of
                > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning with "recuperate" I think.
                > Do
                > > either of those ring a bell?
                > >
                > > Gratitude,
                > > Sarah
                > > Seattle
                > >
                > >
                > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my local bookstore to
                > see
                > > if
                > > > they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully, it is
                seasonal
                > > > ending in mid-September. I've already experienced burn out and
                > know
                > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for a little help
                > from
                > > my
                > > > friends!
                > > >
                > > > Gratefully,
                > > > Palyati
                > > >
                > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
                > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                > > > > Hi Palyati
                > > > >
                > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would recommend a book
                > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about adrenal burnout
                > > > (can't
                > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll find it on
                > Amazon).
                > > > It
                > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few years, and one that
                > it
                > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you don't give it
                > > some
                > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a good education as
                > to
                > > > what
                > > > > happens to your body when you expose it to long hours,
                > standing,
                > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard nutrition etc over a
                > > > period
                > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to read the
                signs!
                > It
                > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining blood sugar, and
                > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress levels and find
                > a
                > > > sense
                > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good idea for any
                > > period
                > > > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate and live a joyful
                > > > > balanced life!
                > > > >
                > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                > > > >
                > > > > Kind regards
                > > > >
                > > > > Bithika
                > > > >
                > > > >
                > > > >
                > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17 hours per day,
                > up
                > > to
                > > > > 12 of
                > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally demanding
                > > > environment
                > > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully this
                > schedule
                > > > is
                > > > > not
                > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes more.
                > > > > >
                > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix energy
                > > producing
                > > > > snacks
                > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do not do
                well
                > > with
                > > > > sugar
                > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                > > > > >
                > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                > > > > >
                > > > > > Palyati
              • palyati
                Sri Chinmoy says To serve And never be tired Is love. Just picked up Tired of Being Tired by Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville. It seems to have the
                Message 7 of 19 , May 31, 2005
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                  Sri Chinmoy says
                  "To serve
                  And never be tired
                  Is love."

                  Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse Hanley and Nancy
                  Deville. It seems to have the information I am looking for. Thank
                  You.

                  Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop Tarts, which are too
                  sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from them than from any
                  other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar, Cliff, etc. etc. I've
                  also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with success. The drink
                  tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm a little tired today,
                  my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty of energy to get
                  through the last couple of days of work while looking forward to
                  getting back to it tomorrow.

                  Why do I like my job so much to endure the long days? My workplace is
                  a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of Mt. McKinley, glaciers,
                  mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou, eagles, salmon and
                  wonderful people from all over the world, sometimes all on the same
                  day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion. Wouldn't you?

                  Palyati, working hard on the love thing.



                  --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
                  <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                  > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with the names of the
                  > authors ... probably because she originally lent me the book!
                  > Thanks Sarada!
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarada1007
                  > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                  > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm pretty sure it's the
                  > > latter (we both read the book a few years ago). The authors are
                  > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                  > >
                  > > Sarada
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarah_inseattle
                  > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                  > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books titled *Tired
                  > of
                  > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has a subtitle to
                  do
                  > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was written by a pair
                  > of
                  > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning with "recuperate" I
                  think.
                  > > Do
                  > > > either of those ring a bell?
                  > > >
                  > > > Gratitude,
                  > > > Sarah
                  > > > Seattle
                  > > >
                  > > >
                  > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                  > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                  > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my local bookstore
                  to
                  > > see
                  > > > if
                  > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully, it is
                  > seasonal
                  > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already experienced burn out
                  and
                  > > know
                  > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for a little help
                  > > from
                  > > > my
                  > > > > friends!
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Gratefully,
                  > > > > Palyati
                  > > > >
                  > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
                  > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                  > > > > > Hi Palyati
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would recommend a book
                  > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about adrenal
                  burnout
                  > > > > (can't
                  > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll find it on
                  > > Amazon).
                  > > > > It
                  > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few years, and one
                  that
                  > > it
                  > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you don't give
                  it
                  > > > some
                  > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a good education
                  as
                  > > to
                  > > > > what
                  > > > > > happens to your body when you expose it to long hours,
                  > > standing,
                  > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard nutrition etc over
                  a
                  > > > > period
                  > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to read the
                  > signs!
                  > > It
                  > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining blood sugar,
                  and
                  > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress levels and
                  find
                  > > a
                  > > > > sense
                  > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good idea for
                  any
                  > > > period
                  > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate and live a
                  joyful
                  > > > > > balanced life!
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > Kind regards
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > Bithika
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                  > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                  > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17 hours per
                  day,
                  > > up
                  > > > to
                  > > > > > 12 of
                  > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally demanding
                  > > > > environment
                  > > > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully this
                  > > schedule
                  > > > > is
                  > > > > > not
                  > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes more.
                  > > > > > >
                  > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix energy
                  > > > producing
                  > > > > > snacks
                  > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do not do
                  > well
                  > > > with
                  > > > > > sugar
                  > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                  > > > > > >
                  > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                  > > > > > >
                  > > > > > > Palyati
                • sharani_sharani
                  Hi Palyati, Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you mention. I sure hope you re still finding the book s food advice helpful. Where does the glass
                  Message 8 of 19 , Jun 7, 2005
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                    Hi Palyati,
                    Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you mention. I sure hope
                    you're still finding the book's food advice helpful. Where does the
                    glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on the brain because I saw
                    in the paper today that a bear killed a woman in Alaska. Now that's
                    sad news we know will travel all over the lower 48! Also, I'm adding a
                    book to our library collection today called "If you lived here, I'd
                    know your name : news from small-town Alaska." The author Heather
                    Lende is a NPR commentator among other things. She lives in Haines, a
                    town that the New York Times called "the real Northern Exposure." Are
                    you familiar with her? The book looks great.

                    Sharani

                    --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                    <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                    > Sri Chinmoy says
                    > "To serve
                    > And never be tired
                    > Is love."
                    >
                    > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse Hanley and Nancy
                    > Deville. It seems to have the information I am looking for. Thank
                    > You.
                    >
                    > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop Tarts, which are too
                    > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from them than from any
                    > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar, Cliff, etc. etc. I've
                    > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with success. The drink
                    > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm a little tired
                    today,
                    > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty of energy to get
                    > through the last couple of days of work while looking forward to
                    > getting back to it tomorrow.
                    >
                    > Why do I like my job so much to endure the long days? My workplace
                    is
                    > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of Mt. McKinley,
                    glaciers,
                    > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou, eagles, salmon and
                    > wonderful people from all over the world, sometimes all on the same
                    > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion. Wouldn't you?
                    >
                    > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
                    > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                    > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with the names of the
                    > > authors ... probably because she originally lent me the book!
                    > > Thanks Sarada!
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarada1007
                    > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                    > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm pretty sure it's
                    the
                    > > > latter (we both read the book a few years ago). The authors
                    are
                    > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                    > > >
                    > > > Sarada
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarah_inseattle
                    > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                    > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books titled
                    *Tired
                    > > of
                    > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has a subtitle
                    to
                    > do
                    > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was written by a
                    pair
                    > > of
                    > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning with "recuperate" I
                    > think.
                    > > > Do
                    > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Gratitude,
                    > > > > Sarah
                    > > > > Seattle
                    > > > >
                    > > > >
                    > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                    > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                    > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my local bookstore
                    > to
                    > > > see
                    > > > > if
                    > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully, it is
                    > > seasonal
                    > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already experienced burn out
                    > and
                    > > > know
                    > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for a little
                    help
                    > > > from
                    > > > > my
                    > > > > > friends!
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > Gratefully,
                    > > > > > Palyati
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
                    > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                    > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would recommend a
                    book
                    > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about adrenal
                    > burnout
                    > > > > > (can't
                    > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll find it on
                    > > > Amazon).
                    > > > > > It
                    > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few years, and one
                    > that
                    > > > it
                    > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you don't
                    give
                    > it
                    > > > > some
                    > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a good education
                    > as
                    > > > to
                    > > > > > what
                    > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose it to long hours,
                    > > > standing,
                    > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard nutrition etc
                    over
                    > a
                    > > > > > period
                    > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to read the
                    > > signs!
                    > > > It
                    > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining blood sugar,
                    > and
                    > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress levels and
                    > find
                    > > > a
                    > > > > > sense
                    > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good idea for
                    > any
                    > > > > period
                    > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate and live a
                    > joyful
                    > > > > > > balanced life!
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > Kind regards
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > Bithika
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                    > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                    > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17 hours per
                    > day,
                    > > > up
                    > > > > to
                    > > > > > > 12 of
                    > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally demanding
                    > > > > > environment
                    > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully this
                    > > > schedule
                    > > > > > is
                    > > > > > > not
                    > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes more.
                    > > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix energy
                    > > > > producing
                    > > > > > > snacks
                    > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do not do
                    > > well
                    > > > > with
                    > > > > > > sugar
                    > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                    > > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                    > > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > > Palyati
                  • palyati
                    Hi Sharani, I am familiar with Heather Lende as she s written columns for our local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which is in southeast AK and he
                    Message 9 of 19 , Jun 12, 2005
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                      Hi Sharani,

                      I am familiar with Heather Lende as she's written columns for our
                      local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which is in southeast AK
                      and he loves it there. I'm not sure if the New York Times ever
                      visited, but it is one of our bush towns. "Northern Exposure" was
                      actually modeled after Talkeetn where the first few episodes were
                      filmed. Alas, the actors did not like the isolation so the filming
                      was moved to Roslyn, Washington. Talkeetna is one of the stops on my
                      train run between Anchorage and Fairbanks. I also work between
                      Whittier, a port in Prince William Sound, and Denali National Park on
                      the days when ships arrive and depart. A few days ago the engineer
                      stopped so we could enjoy a mama moose and her two newborns. They
                      were gangly and had a hard time walking and still ruddy colored
                      meaning they were only a day or two old and . The passengers really
                      enjoyed seeing that! So did I!

                      A woman was recently attacked by a brown bear in Denali. She and her
                      husband got lost in a thicket and climbed onto a rock to try to find
                      the trail. Unfortunately it was the bear's rock. She was injured, but
                      not killed. We usually hear about a bear killing human. It does
                      happen a couple of times a year.

                      The book has helped a lot! Wow. I've changed my vitamin routine, got
                      some dark green powder and protein powder for smoothies, added a
                      small amount of DHEA and make sure I have EmergenC and those Pria
                      drinks on board with me. My insides have stopped vibrating from
                      exhaustion.

                      Unfortunately my schedule was changed due to a tunnel collapse. I was
                      hoping for three days off, but only got two. Ugh.
                      In another week, I should get three days when I can really
                      regenerate.

                      Thanks for asking! I love sharing Alaska.

                      Palyati

                      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                      > Hi Palyati,
                      > Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you mention. I sure
                      hope
                      > you're still finding the book's food advice helpful. Where does the
                      > glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on the brain because I
                      saw
                      > in the paper today that a bear killed a woman in Alaska. Now that's
                      > sad news we know will travel all over the lower 48! Also, I'm
                      adding a
                      > book to our library collection today called "If you lived here, I'd
                      > know your name : news from small-town Alaska." The author Heather
                      > Lende is a NPR commentator among other things. She lives in Haines,
                      a
                      > town that the New York Times called "the real Northern Exposure."
                      Are
                      > you familiar with her? The book looks great.
                      >
                      > Sharani
                      >
                      > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                      > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                      > > Sri Chinmoy says
                      > > "To serve
                      > > And never be tired
                      > > Is love."
                      > >
                      > > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse Hanley and Nancy
                      > > Deville. It seems to have the information I am looking for. Thank
                      > > You.
                      > >
                      > > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop Tarts, which are too
                      > > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from them than from any
                      > > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar, Cliff, etc. etc.
                      I've
                      > > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with success. The
                      drink
                      > > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm a little tired
                      > today,
                      > > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty of energy to get
                      > > through the last couple of days of work while looking forward to
                      > > getting back to it tomorrow.
                      > >
                      > > Why do I like my job so much to endure the long days? My workplace
                      > is
                      > > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of Mt. McKinley,
                      > glaciers,
                      > > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou, eagles, salmon
                      and
                      > > wonderful people from all over the world, sometimes all on the
                      same
                      > > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion. Wouldn't you?
                      > >
                      > > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
                      > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                      > > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with the names of
                      the
                      > > > authors ... probably because she originally lent me the book!
                      > > > Thanks Sarada!
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarada1007
                      > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                      > > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm pretty sure it's
                      > the
                      > > > > latter (we both read the book a few years ago). The authors
                      > are
                      > > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Sarada
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                      sarah_inseattle
                      > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                      > > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books titled
                      > *Tired
                      > > > of
                      > > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has a subtitle
                      > to
                      > > do
                      > > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was written by a
                      > pair
                      > > > of
                      > > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning with "recuperate" I
                      > > think.
                      > > > > Do
                      > > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Gratitude,
                      > > > > > Sarah
                      > > > > > Seattle
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                      > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                      > > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my local
                      bookstore
                      > > to
                      > > > > see
                      > > > > > if
                      > > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully, it is
                      > > > seasonal
                      > > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already experienced burn
                      out
                      > > and
                      > > > > know
                      > > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for a little
                      > help
                      > > > > from
                      > > > > > my
                      > > > > > > friends!
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Gratefully,
                      > > > > > > Palyati
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                      bithika777
                      > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                      > > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would recommend a
                      > book
                      > > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about adrenal
                      > > burnout
                      > > > > > > (can't
                      > > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll find it on
                      > > > > Amazon).
                      > > > > > > It
                      > > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few years, and
                      one
                      > > that
                      > > > > it
                      > > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you don't
                      > give
                      > > it
                      > > > > > some
                      > > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a good
                      education
                      > > as
                      > > > > to
                      > > > > > > what
                      > > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose it to long hours,
                      > > > > standing,
                      > > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard nutrition etc
                      > over
                      > > a
                      > > > > > > period
                      > > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to read the
                      > > > signs!
                      > > > > It
                      > > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining blood
                      sugar,
                      > > and
                      > > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress levels
                      and
                      > > find
                      > > > > a
                      > > > > > > sense
                      > > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good idea
                      for
                      > > any
                      > > > > > period
                      > > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate and live a
                      > > joyful
                      > > > > > > > balanced life!
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > Kind regards
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > Bithika
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                      > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                      > > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17 hours
                      per
                      > > day,
                      > > > > up
                      > > > > > to
                      > > > > > > > 12 of
                      > > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally
                      demanding
                      > > > > > > environment
                      > > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully
                      this
                      > > > > schedule
                      > > > > > > is
                      > > > > > > > not
                      > > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes more.
                      > > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix
                      energy
                      > > > > > producing
                      > > > > > > > snacks
                      > > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do not
                      do
                      > > > well
                      > > > > > with
                      > > > > > > > sugar
                      > > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                      > > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                      > > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > > Palyati
                    • sharani_sharani
                      Palyati, I m so glad you enjoy sharing about Alaska because I find your posts truly interesting and enjoyable to read. Seeing a one day old moose! That would
                      Message 10 of 19 , Jun 14, 2005
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                        Palyati,
                        I'm so glad you enjoy sharing about Alaska because I find your posts
                        truly interesting and enjoyable to read. Seeing a one day old moose!
                        That would be quite a sight. On Sunday I was on an adventure to find a
                        radio station to tune in on my car radio which is playing Sri
                        Chinmoy's music for 12 weeks in tribute to his 12,000 songs
                        achievement. When I got off the highway because the station was
                        finally tuning in, I saw a young deer run across the road and then as
                        I drove past it we kind of stared at each other. I was wishing I had
                        my camera with me but I didn't. Do you like to take photographs?

                        I'm happy to hear that the dietary advice in the book is helping. Were
                        you living in Alaska when you became a student of Sri Chinmoy? I would
                        be fascinated to hear your story of how you found him as a teacher,
                        especially if it was in the context of the Alaskan "Riviera".

                        Sharani :-)

                        --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                        <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                        > Hi Sharani,
                        >
                        > I am familiar with Heather Lende as she's written columns for our
                        > local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which is in southeast AK
                        > and he loves it there. I'm not sure if the New York Times ever
                        > visited, but it is one of our bush towns. "Northern Exposure" was
                        > actually modeled after Talkeetn where the first few episodes were
                        > filmed. Alas, the actors did not like the isolation so the filming
                        > was moved to Roslyn, Washington. Talkeetna is one of the stops on my
                        > train run between Anchorage and Fairbanks. I also work between
                        > Whittier, a port in Prince William Sound, and Denali National Park on
                        > the days when ships arrive and depart. A few days ago the engineer
                        > stopped so we could enjoy a mama moose and her two newborns. They
                        > were gangly and had a hard time walking and still ruddy colored
                        > meaning they were only a day or two old and . The passengers really
                        > enjoyed seeing that! So did I!
                        >
                        > A woman was recently attacked by a brown bear in Denali. She and her
                        > husband got lost in a thicket and climbed onto a rock to try to find
                        > the trail. Unfortunately it was the bear's rock. She was injured, but
                        > not killed. We usually hear about a bear killing human. It does
                        > happen a couple of times a year.
                        >
                        > The book has helped a lot! Wow. I've changed my vitamin routine, got
                        > some dark green powder and protein powder for smoothies, added a
                        > small amount of DHEA and make sure I have EmergenC and those Pria
                        > drinks on board with me. My insides have stopped vibrating from
                        > exhaustion.
                        >
                        > Unfortunately my schedule was changed due to a tunnel collapse. I was
                        > hoping for three days off, but only got two. Ugh.
                        > In another week, I should get three days when I can really
                        > regenerate.
                        >
                        > Thanks for asking! I love sharing Alaska.
                        >
                        > Palyati
                        >
                        > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                        > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                        > > Hi Palyati,
                        > > Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you mention. I sure
                        > hope
                        > > you're still finding the book's food advice helpful. Where does the
                        > > glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on the brain because I
                        > saw
                        > > in the paper today that a bear killed a woman in Alaska. Now that's
                        > > sad news we know will travel all over the lower 48! Also, I'm
                        > adding a
                        > > book to our library collection today called "If you lived here, I'd
                        > > know your name : news from small-town Alaska." The author Heather
                        > > Lende is a NPR commentator among other things. She lives in Haines,
                        > a
                        > > town that the New York Times called "the real Northern Exposure."
                        > Are
                        > > you familiar with her? The book looks great.
                        > >
                        > > Sharani
                        > >
                        > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                        > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                        > > > Sri Chinmoy says
                        > > > "To serve
                        > > > And never be tired
                        > > > Is love."
                        > > >
                        > > > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse Hanley and Nancy
                        > > > Deville. It seems to have the information I am looking for. Thank
                        > > > You.
                        > > >
                        > > > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop Tarts, which are too
                        > > > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from them than from any
                        > > > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar, Cliff, etc. etc.
                        > I've
                        > > > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with success. The
                        > drink
                        > > > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm a little tired
                        > > today,
                        > > > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty of energy to get
                        > > > through the last couple of days of work while looking forward to
                        > > > getting back to it tomorrow.
                        > > >
                        > > > Why do I like my job so much to endure the long days? My workplace
                        > > is
                        > > > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of Mt. McKinley,
                        > > glaciers,
                        > > > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou, eagles, salmon
                        > and
                        > > > wonderful people from all over the world, sometimes all on the
                        > same
                        > > > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion. Wouldn't you?
                        > > >
                        > > > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
                        > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                        > > > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with the names of
                        > the
                        > > > > authors ... probably because she originally lent me the book!
                        > > > > Thanks Sarada!
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarada1007
                        > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                        > > > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm pretty sure it's
                        > > the
                        > > > > > latter (we both read the book a few years ago). The authors
                        > > are
                        > > > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > Sarada
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                        > sarah_inseattle
                        > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                        > > > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books titled
                        > > *Tired
                        > > > > of
                        > > > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has a subtitle
                        > > to
                        > > > do
                        > > > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was written by a
                        > > pair
                        > > > > of
                        > > > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning with "recuperate" I
                        > > > think.
                        > > > > > Do
                        > > > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Gratitude,
                        > > > > > > Sarah
                        > > > > > > Seattle
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                        > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                        > > > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my local
                        > bookstore
                        > > > to
                        > > > > > see
                        > > > > > > if
                        > > > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully, it is
                        > > > > seasonal
                        > > > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already experienced burn
                        > out
                        > > > and
                        > > > > > know
                        > > > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for a little
                        > > help
                        > > > > > from
                        > > > > > > my
                        > > > > > > > friends!
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Gratefully,
                        > > > > > > > Palyati
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                        > bithika777
                        > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                        > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would recommend a
                        > > book
                        > > > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about adrenal
                        > > > burnout
                        > > > > > > > (can't
                        > > > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll find it on
                        > > > > > Amazon).
                        > > > > > > > It
                        > > > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few years, and
                        > one
                        > > > that
                        > > > > > it
                        > > > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you don't
                        > > give
                        > > > it
                        > > > > > > some
                        > > > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a good
                        > education
                        > > > as
                        > > > > > to
                        > > > > > > > what
                        > > > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose it to long hours,
                        > > > > > standing,
                        > > > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard nutrition etc
                        > > over
                        > > > a
                        > > > > > > > period
                        > > > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to read the
                        > > > > signs!
                        > > > > > It
                        > > > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining blood
                        > sugar,
                        > > > and
                        > > > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress levels
                        > and
                        > > > find
                        > > > > > a
                        > > > > > > > sense
                        > > > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good idea
                        > for
                        > > > any
                        > > > > > > period
                        > > > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate and live a
                        > > > joyful
                        > > > > > > > > balanced life!
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > Kind regards
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > Bithika
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                        > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                        > > > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17 hours
                        > per
                        > > > day,
                        > > > > > up
                        > > > > > > to
                        > > > > > > > > 12 of
                        > > > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally
                        > demanding
                        > > > > > > > environment
                        > > > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully
                        > this
                        > > > > > schedule
                        > > > > > > > is
                        > > > > > > > > not
                        > > > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes more.
                        > > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix
                        > energy
                        > > > > > > producing
                        > > > > > > > > snacks
                        > > > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do not
                        > do
                        > > > > well
                        > > > > > > with
                        > > > > > > > > sugar
                        > > > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                        > > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                        > > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                      • palyati
                        A close encounter of the deer kind. It s always nice to see wildlife. Speaking of close encounters, a few days ago I became aware that the engineer was blowing
                        Message 11 of 19 , Jun 21, 2005
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                          A close encounter of the deer kind. It's always nice to see wildlife.

                          Speaking of close encounters, a few days ago I became aware that the
                          engineer was blowing the horn repeatedly in an unusual spot. When you
                          hear the horn as much as we do, it almost becomes inaudible. I looked
                          out to see a mama moose and her baby scampering away from the tracks.
                          After I realized they were the reason for the horn, I leaned back and
                          closed my eyes to give gratitude. A guest came up the stairs and
                          asked, "Are you sleeping?" Her friend actually said "Heavens, no.
                          She's meditating." All I could do was open my eyes and smile.

                          I do take photographs but many encounters are very quick because of
                          the speed of the train. I also need to buy a different camera. That's
                          probably the biggest drawback. Perhaps I should attempt an Alaska
                          album.

                          My story of becoming a disciple is not that exciting or exotic. I had
                          been seeking after reading the classic, "Autobiography of a Yogi" and
                          had been meditating daily for well over a year. At least I thought I
                          was, but wasn't sure as I taught myself. So when I saw a workshop for
                          free meditation classes, I figured I'd find out. Nayak, Jamini,
                          Jagrata, and Sunamita came up to Anchorage, one every two weeks in
                          the summer of 1990 to give classes. In Nayak's first class, I was
                          sold and actually called him to find out how I could become a
                          student. Still can't imagine anyplace else I'd rather be.

                          Palyati



                          --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                          <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                          > Palyati,
                          > I'm so glad you enjoy sharing about Alaska because I find your posts
                          > truly interesting and enjoyable to read. Seeing a one day old moose!
                          > That would be quite a sight. On Sunday I was on an adventure to
                          find a
                          > radio station to tune in on my car radio which is playing Sri
                          > Chinmoy's music for 12 weeks in tribute to his 12,000 songs
                          > achievement. When I got off the highway because the station was
                          > finally tuning in, I saw a young deer run across the road and then
                          as
                          > I drove past it we kind of stared at each other. I was wishing I had
                          > my camera with me but I didn't. Do you like to take photographs?
                          >
                          > I'm happy to hear that the dietary advice in the book is helping.
                          Were
                          > you living in Alaska when you became a student of Sri Chinmoy? I
                          would
                          > be fascinated to hear your story of how you found him as a teacher,
                          > especially if it was in the context of the Alaskan "Riviera".
                          >
                          > Sharani :-)
                          >
                          > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                          > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                          > > Hi Sharani,
                          > >
                          > > I am familiar with Heather Lende as she's written columns for our
                          > > local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which is in
                          southeast AK
                          > > and he loves it there. I'm not sure if the New York Times ever
                          > > visited, but it is one of our bush towns. "Northern Exposure" was
                          > > actually modeled after Talkeetn where the first few episodes were
                          > > filmed. Alas, the actors did not like the isolation so the
                          filming
                          > > was moved to Roslyn, Washington. Talkeetna is one of the stops on
                          my
                          > > train run between Anchorage and Fairbanks. I also work between
                          > > Whittier, a port in Prince William Sound, and Denali National
                          Park on
                          > > the days when ships arrive and depart. A few days ago the
                          engineer
                          > > stopped so we could enjoy a mama moose and her two newborns. They
                          > > were gangly and had a hard time walking and still ruddy colored
                          > > meaning they were only a day or two old and . The passengers
                          really
                          > > enjoyed seeing that! So did I!
                          > >
                          > > A woman was recently attacked by a brown bear in Denali. She and
                          her
                          > > husband got lost in a thicket and climbed onto a rock to try to
                          find
                          > > the trail. Unfortunately it was the bear's rock. She was injured,
                          but
                          > > not killed. We usually hear about a bear killing human. It does
                          > > happen a couple of times a year.
                          > >
                          > > The book has helped a lot! Wow. I've changed my vitamin routine,
                          got
                          > > some dark green powder and protein powder for smoothies, added a
                          > > small amount of DHEA and make sure I have EmergenC and those Pria
                          > > drinks on board with me. My insides have stopped vibrating from
                          > > exhaustion.
                          > >
                          > > Unfortunately my schedule was changed due to a tunnel collapse. I
                          was
                          > > hoping for three days off, but only got two. Ugh.
                          > > In another week, I should get three days when I can really
                          > > regenerate.
                          > >
                          > > Thanks for asking! I love sharing Alaska.
                          > >
                          > > Palyati
                          > >
                          > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                          > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                          > > > Hi Palyati,
                          > > > Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you mention. I
                          sure
                          > > hope
                          > > > you're still finding the book's food advice helpful. Where does
                          the
                          > > > glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on the brain
                          because I
                          > > saw
                          > > > in the paper today that a bear killed a woman in Alaska. Now
                          that's
                          > > > sad news we know will travel all over the lower 48! Also, I'm
                          > > adding a
                          > > > book to our library collection today called "If you lived here,
                          I'd
                          > > > know your name : news from small-town Alaska." The author
                          Heather
                          > > > Lende is a NPR commentator among other things. She lives in
                          Haines,
                          > > a
                          > > > town that the New York Times called "the real Northern
                          Exposure."
                          > > Are
                          > > > you familiar with her? The book looks great.
                          > > >
                          > > > Sharani
                          > > >
                          > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                          > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                          > > > > Sri Chinmoy says
                          > > > > "To serve
                          > > > > And never be tired
                          > > > > Is love."
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse Hanley and
                          Nancy
                          > > > > Deville. It seems to have the information I am looking for.
                          Thank
                          > > > > You.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop Tarts, which are
                          too
                          > > > > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from them than from
                          any
                          > > > > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar, Cliff, etc.
                          etc.
                          > > I've
                          > > > > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with success. The
                          > > drink
                          > > > > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm a little tired
                          > > > today,
                          > > > > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty of energy to
                          get
                          > > > > through the last couple of days of work while looking forward
                          to
                          > > > > getting back to it tomorrow.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Why do I like my job so much to endure the long days? My
                          workplace
                          > > > is
                          > > > > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of Mt. McKinley,
                          > > > glaciers,
                          > > > > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou, eagles,
                          salmon
                          > > and
                          > > > > wonderful people from all over the world, sometimes all on
                          the
                          > > same
                          > > > > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion. Wouldn't you?
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
                          > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                          > > > > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with the names
                          of
                          > > the
                          > > > > > authors ... probably because she originally lent me the
                          book!
                          > > > > > Thanks Sarada!
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarada1007
                          > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                          > > > > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm pretty sure
                          it's
                          > > > the
                          > > > > > > latter (we both read the book a few years ago). The
                          authors
                          > > > are
                          > > > > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > Sarada
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                          > > sarah_inseattle
                          > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                          > > > > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books titled
                          > > > *Tired
                          > > > > > of
                          > > > > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has a
                          subtitle
                          > > > to
                          > > > > do
                          > > > > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was written
                          by a
                          > > > pair
                          > > > > > of
                          > > > > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning with "recuperate"
                          I
                          > > > > think.
                          > > > > > > Do
                          > > > > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                          > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > Gratitude,
                          > > > > > > > Sarah
                          > > > > > > > Seattle
                          > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                          > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                          > > > > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my local
                          > > bookstore
                          > > > > to
                          > > > > > > see
                          > > > > > > > if
                          > > > > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully, it
                          is
                          > > > > > seasonal
                          > > > > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already experienced
                          burn
                          > > out
                          > > > > and
                          > > > > > > know
                          > > > > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for a
                          little
                          > > > help
                          > > > > > > from
                          > > > > > > > my
                          > > > > > > > > friends!
                          > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > Gratefully,
                          > > > > > > > > Palyati
                          > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                          > > bithika777
                          > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                          > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                          > > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would
                          recommend a
                          > > > book
                          > > > > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about
                          adrenal
                          > > > > burnout
                          > > > > > > > > (can't
                          > > > > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll find
                          it on
                          > > > > > > Amazon).
                          > > > > > > > > It
                          > > > > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few years,
                          and
                          > > one
                          > > > > that
                          > > > > > > it
                          > > > > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you
                          don't
                          > > > give
                          > > > > it
                          > > > > > > > some
                          > > > > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a good
                          > > education
                          > > > > as
                          > > > > > > to
                          > > > > > > > > what
                          > > > > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose it to long
                          hours,
                          > > > > > > standing,
                          > > > > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard nutrition
                          etc
                          > > > over
                          > > > > a
                          > > > > > > > > period
                          > > > > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to read
                          the
                          > > > > > signs!
                          > > > > > > It
                          > > > > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining blood
                          > > sugar,
                          > > > > and
                          > > > > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress
                          levels
                          > > and
                          > > > > find
                          > > > > > > a
                          > > > > > > > > sense
                          > > > > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good
                          idea
                          > > for
                          > > > > any
                          > > > > > > > period
                          > > > > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate and
                          live a
                          > > > > joyful
                          > > > > > > > > > balanced life!
                          > > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                          > > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > > Kind regards
                          > > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > > Bithika
                          > > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                          palyati
                          > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                          > > > > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17
                          hours
                          > > per
                          > > > > day,
                          > > > > > > up
                          > > > > > > > to
                          > > > > > > > > > 12 of
                          > > > > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally
                          > > demanding
                          > > > > > > > > environment
                          > > > > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully
                          > > this
                          > > > > > > schedule
                          > > > > > > > > is
                          > > > > > > > > > not
                          > > > > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes
                          more.
                          > > > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix
                          > > energy
                          > > > > > > > producing
                          > > > > > > > > > snacks
                          > > > > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do
                          not
                          > > do
                          > > > > > well
                          > > > > > > > with
                          > > > > > > > > > sugar
                          > > > > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                          > > > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                          > > > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                        • sharani_sharani
                          Hi Palyati, I do enjoy hearing from you here. I can picture you on the train, eyes closed, then open and smiling. What a nice story! I m grateful for the
                          Message 12 of 19 , Jun 23, 2005
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                            Hi Palyati,

                            I do enjoy hearing from you here. I can picture you on the train, eyes
                            closed, then open and smiling. What a nice story! I'm grateful for the
                            moments you must be squeezing in to keep up with us given your current
                            schedule.

                            You have my terrific encouragement for pursuing an Alaska album! I
                            practically stumbled upon my first digital camera and it really wasn't
                            expensive for what it can do. If you want it and put the intention out
                            to the universe, I'm sure it will unfold perfectly.

                            Since I know all the class givers that came up to Alaska, it really
                            lends a "family" aura for me of your story of coming to this path. Now
                            I am remembering having occasion to talk about Alaska with Jamini in
                            the context of another project some time back. You would be worth a
                            trip to the North Pole of course!

                            Sharani


                            --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                            <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                            > A close encounter of the deer kind. It's always nice to see wildlife.
                            >
                            > Speaking of close encounters, a few days ago I became aware that the
                            > engineer was blowing the horn repeatedly in an unusual spot. When you
                            > hear the horn as much as we do, it almost becomes inaudible. I looked
                            > out to see a mama moose and her baby scampering away from the tracks.
                            > After I realized they were the reason for the horn, I leaned back and
                            > closed my eyes to give gratitude. A guest came up the stairs and
                            > asked, "Are you sleeping?" Her friend actually said "Heavens, no.
                            > She's meditating." All I could do was open my eyes and smile.
                            >
                            > I do take photographs but many encounters are very quick because of
                            > the speed of the train. I also need to buy a different camera. That's
                            > probably the biggest drawback. Perhaps I should attempt an Alaska
                            > album.
                            >
                            > My story of becoming a disciple is not that exciting or exotic. I had
                            > been seeking after reading the classic, "Autobiography of a Yogi" and
                            > had been meditating daily for well over a year. At least I thought I
                            > was, but wasn't sure as I taught myself. So when I saw a workshop for
                            > free meditation classes, I figured I'd find out. Nayak, Jamini,
                            > Jagrata, and Sunamita came up to Anchorage, one every two weeks in
                            > the summer of 1990 to give classes. In Nayak's first class, I was
                            > sold and actually called him to find out how I could become a
                            > student. Still can't imagine anyplace else I'd rather be.
                            >
                            > Palyati
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                            > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                            > > Palyati,
                            > > I'm so glad you enjoy sharing about Alaska because I find your posts
                            > > truly interesting and enjoyable to read. Seeing a one day old moose!
                            > > That would be quite a sight. On Sunday I was on an adventure to
                            > find a
                            > > radio station to tune in on my car radio which is playing Sri
                            > > Chinmoy's music for 12 weeks in tribute to his 12,000 songs
                            > > achievement. When I got off the highway because the station was
                            > > finally tuning in, I saw a young deer run across the road and then
                            > as
                            > > I drove past it we kind of stared at each other. I was wishing I had
                            > > my camera with me but I didn't. Do you like to take photographs?
                            > >
                            > > I'm happy to hear that the dietary advice in the book is helping.
                            > Were
                            > > you living in Alaska when you became a student of Sri Chinmoy? I
                            > would
                            > > be fascinated to hear your story of how you found him as a teacher,
                            > > especially if it was in the context of the Alaskan "Riviera".
                            > >
                            > > Sharani :-)
                            > >
                            > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                            > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                            > > > Hi Sharani,
                            > > >
                            > > > I am familiar with Heather Lende as she's written columns for our
                            > > > local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which is in
                            > southeast AK
                            > > > and he loves it there. I'm not sure if the New York Times ever
                            > > > visited, but it is one of our bush towns. "Northern Exposure" was
                            > > > actually modeled after Talkeetn where the first few episodes were
                            > > > filmed. Alas, the actors did not like the isolation so the
                            > filming
                            > > > was moved to Roslyn, Washington. Talkeetna is one of the stops on
                            > my
                            > > > train run between Anchorage and Fairbanks. I also work between
                            > > > Whittier, a port in Prince William Sound, and Denali National
                            > Park on
                            > > > the days when ships arrive and depart. A few days ago the
                            > engineer
                            > > > stopped so we could enjoy a mama moose and her two newborns. They
                            > > > were gangly and had a hard time walking and still ruddy colored
                            > > > meaning they were only a day or two old and . The passengers
                            > really
                            > > > enjoyed seeing that! So did I!
                            > > >
                            > > > A woman was recently attacked by a brown bear in Denali. She and
                            > her
                            > > > husband got lost in a thicket and climbed onto a rock to try to
                            > find
                            > > > the trail. Unfortunately it was the bear's rock. She was injured,
                            > but
                            > > > not killed. We usually hear about a bear killing human. It does
                            > > > happen a couple of times a year.
                            > > >
                            > > > The book has helped a lot! Wow. I've changed my vitamin routine,
                            > got
                            > > > some dark green powder and protein powder for smoothies, added a
                            > > > small amount of DHEA and make sure I have EmergenC and those Pria
                            > > > drinks on board with me. My insides have stopped vibrating from
                            > > > exhaustion.
                            > > >
                            > > > Unfortunately my schedule was changed due to a tunnel collapse. I
                            > was
                            > > > hoping for three days off, but only got two. Ugh.
                            > > > In another week, I should get three days when I can really
                            > > > regenerate.
                            > > >
                            > > > Thanks for asking! I love sharing Alaska.
                            > > >
                            > > > Palyati
                            > > >
                            > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                            > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                            > > > > Hi Palyati,
                            > > > > Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you mention. I
                            > sure
                            > > > hope
                            > > > > you're still finding the book's food advice helpful. Where does
                            > the
                            > > > > glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on the brain
                            > because I
                            > > > saw
                            > > > > in the paper today that a bear killed a woman in Alaska. Now
                            > that's
                            > > > > sad news we know will travel all over the lower 48! Also, I'm
                            > > > adding a
                            > > > > book to our library collection today called "If you lived here,
                            > I'd
                            > > > > know your name : news from small-town Alaska." The author
                            > Heather
                            > > > > Lende is a NPR commentator among other things. She lives in
                            > Haines,
                            > > > a
                            > > > > town that the New York Times called "the real Northern
                            > Exposure."
                            > > > Are
                            > > > > you familiar with her? The book looks great.
                            > > > >
                            > > > > Sharani
                            > > > >
                            > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                            > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                            > > > > > Sri Chinmoy says
                            > > > > > "To serve
                            > > > > > And never be tired
                            > > > > > Is love."
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse Hanley and
                            > Nancy
                            > > > > > Deville. It seems to have the information I am looking for.
                            > Thank
                            > > > > > You.
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop Tarts, which are
                            > too
                            > > > > > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from them than from
                            > any
                            > > > > > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar, Cliff, etc.
                            > etc.
                            > > > I've
                            > > > > > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with success. The
                            > > > drink
                            > > > > > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm a little tired
                            > > > > today,
                            > > > > > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty of energy to
                            > get
                            > > > > > through the last couple of days of work while looking forward
                            > to
                            > > > > > getting back to it tomorrow.
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > Why do I like my job so much to endure the long days? My
                            > workplace
                            > > > > is
                            > > > > > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of Mt. McKinley,
                            > > > > glaciers,
                            > > > > > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou, eagles,
                            > salmon
                            > > > and
                            > > > > > wonderful people from all over the world, sometimes all on
                            > the
                            > > > same
                            > > > > > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion. Wouldn't you?
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
                            > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                            > > > > > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with the names
                            > of
                            > > > the
                            > > > > > > authors ... probably because she originally lent me the
                            > book!
                            > > > > > > Thanks Sarada!
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarada1007
                            > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                            > > > > > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm pretty sure
                            > it's
                            > > > > the
                            > > > > > > > latter (we both read the book a few years ago). The
                            > authors
                            > > > > are
                            > > > > > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                            > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > Sarada
                            > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                            > > > sarah_inseattle
                            > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                            > > > > > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books titled
                            > > > > *Tired
                            > > > > > > of
                            > > > > > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has a
                            > subtitle
                            > > > > to
                            > > > > > do
                            > > > > > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was written
                            > by a
                            > > > > pair
                            > > > > > > of
                            > > > > > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning with "recuperate"
                            > I
                            > > > > > think.
                            > > > > > > > Do
                            > > > > > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                            > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > Gratitude,
                            > > > > > > > > Sarah
                            > > > > > > > > Seattle
                            > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                            > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                            > > > > > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my local
                            > > > bookstore
                            > > > > > to
                            > > > > > > > see
                            > > > > > > > > if
                            > > > > > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully, it
                            > is
                            > > > > > > seasonal
                            > > > > > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already experienced
                            > burn
                            > > > out
                            > > > > > and
                            > > > > > > > know
                            > > > > > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for a
                            > little
                            > > > > help
                            > > > > > > > from
                            > > > > > > > > my
                            > > > > > > > > > friends!
                            > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > Gratefully,
                            > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                            > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                            > > > bithika777
                            > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                            > > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                            > > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would
                            > recommend a
                            > > > > book
                            > > > > > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about
                            > adrenal
                            > > > > > burnout
                            > > > > > > > > > (can't
                            > > > > > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll find
                            > it on
                            > > > > > > > Amazon).
                            > > > > > > > > > It
                            > > > > > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few years,
                            > and
                            > > > one
                            > > > > > that
                            > > > > > > > it
                            > > > > > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you
                            > don't
                            > > > > give
                            > > > > > it
                            > > > > > > > > some
                            > > > > > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a good
                            > > > education
                            > > > > > as
                            > > > > > > > to
                            > > > > > > > > > what
                            > > > > > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose it to long
                            > hours,
                            > > > > > > > standing,
                            > > > > > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard nutrition
                            > etc
                            > > > > over
                            > > > > > a
                            > > > > > > > > > period
                            > > > > > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to read
                            > the
                            > > > > > > signs!
                            > > > > > > > It
                            > > > > > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining blood
                            > > > sugar,
                            > > > > > and
                            > > > > > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress
                            > levels
                            > > > and
                            > > > > > find
                            > > > > > > > a
                            > > > > > > > > > sense
                            > > > > > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good
                            > idea
                            > > > for
                            > > > > > any
                            > > > > > > > > period
                            > > > > > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate and
                            > live a
                            > > > > > joyful
                            > > > > > > > > > > balanced life!
                            > > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                            > > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > > Kind regards
                            > > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > > Bithika
                            > > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                            > palyati
                            > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                            > > > > > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17
                            > hours
                            > > > per
                            > > > > > day,
                            > > > > > > > up
                            > > > > > > > > to
                            > > > > > > > > > > 12 of
                            > > > > > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally
                            > > > demanding
                            > > > > > > > > > environment
                            > > > > > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew! Thankfully
                            > > > this
                            > > > > > > > schedule
                            > > > > > > > > > is
                            > > > > > > > > > > not
                            > > > > > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes
                            > more.
                            > > > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to fix
                            > > > energy
                            > > > > > > > > producing
                            > > > > > > > > > > snacks
                            > > > > > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I do
                            > not
                            > > > do
                            > > > > > > well
                            > > > > > > > > with
                            > > > > > > > > > > sugar
                            > > > > > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                            > > > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                            > > > > > > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
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                            Thanks, Sharani. I have decided to post some of my train experiences. It appears there is interest in hearing the stories. Mother Nature has been very good to
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                              Thanks, Sharani. I have decided to post some of my train experiences.
                              It appears there is interest in hearing the stories. Mother Nature
                              has been very good to us in Alaska.

                              She can be also be harsh. You mentioned bear killings. An Anchorage
                              couple was killed by a predatory brown bear in the Arctic National
                              Wildlife Preserve (ANWR)yesterday. They were experienced in camping
                              and did everything right to protect themselves, but the bear attacked
                              without provocation. They were asleep in their tents. The key phrase
                              in wildlife is "wild".

                              Palyati

                              --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                              <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > Hi Palyati,
                              >
                              > I do enjoy hearing from you here. I can picture you on the train,
                              eyes
                              > closed, then open and smiling. What a nice story! I'm grateful for
                              the
                              > moments you must be squeezing in to keep up with us given your
                              current
                              > schedule.
                              >
                              > You have my terrific encouragement for pursuing an Alaska album! I
                              > practically stumbled upon my first digital camera and it really
                              wasn't
                              > expensive for what it can do. If you want it and put the intention
                              out
                              > to the universe, I'm sure it will unfold perfectly.
                              >
                              > Since I know all the class givers that came up to Alaska, it really
                              > lends a "family" aura for me of your story of coming to this path.
                              Now
                              > I am remembering having occasion to talk about Alaska with Jamini in
                              > the context of another project some time back. You would be worth a
                              > trip to the North Pole of course!
                              >
                              > Sharani
                              >
                              >
                              > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                              > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > > A close encounter of the deer kind. It's always nice to see
                              wildlife.
                              > >
                              > > Speaking of close encounters, a few days ago I became aware that
                              the
                              > > engineer was blowing the horn repeatedly in an unusual spot. When
                              you
                              > > hear the horn as much as we do, it almost becomes inaudible. I
                              looked
                              > > out to see a mama moose and her baby scampering away from the
                              tracks.
                              > > After I realized they were the reason for the horn, I leaned back
                              and
                              > > closed my eyes to give gratitude. A guest came up the stairs and
                              > > asked, "Are you sleeping?" Her friend actually said "Heavens, no.
                              > > She's meditating." All I could do was open my eyes and smile.
                              > >
                              > > I do take photographs but many encounters are very quick because
                              of
                              > > the speed of the train. I also need to buy a different camera.
                              That's
                              > > probably the biggest drawback. Perhaps I should attempt an Alaska
                              > > album.
                              > >
                              > > My story of becoming a disciple is not that exciting or exotic. I
                              had
                              > > been seeking after reading the classic, "Autobiography of a Yogi"
                              and
                              > > had been meditating daily for well over a year. At least I
                              thought I
                              > > was, but wasn't sure as I taught myself. So when I saw a workshop
                              for
                              > > free meditation classes, I figured I'd find out. Nayak, Jamini,
                              > > Jagrata, and Sunamita came up to Anchorage, one every two weeks
                              in
                              > > the summer of 1990 to give classes. In Nayak's first class, I was
                              > > sold and actually called him to find out how I could become a
                              > > student. Still can't imagine anyplace else I'd rather be.
                              > >
                              > > Palyati
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                              > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > > > Palyati,
                              > > > I'm so glad you enjoy sharing about Alaska because I find your
                              posts
                              > > > truly interesting and enjoyable to read. Seeing a one day old
                              moose!
                              > > > That would be quite a sight. On Sunday I was on an adventure to
                              > > find a
                              > > > radio station to tune in on my car radio which is playing Sri
                              > > > Chinmoy's music for 12 weeks in tribute to his 12,000 songs
                              > > > achievement. When I got off the highway because the station was
                              > > > finally tuning in, I saw a young deer run across the road and
                              then
                              > > as
                              > > > I drove past it we kind of stared at each other. I was wishing
                              I had
                              > > > my camera with me but I didn't. Do you like to take
                              photographs?
                              > > >
                              > > > I'm happy to hear that the dietary advice in the book is
                              helping.
                              > > Were
                              > > > you living in Alaska when you became a student of Sri Chinmoy?
                              I
                              > > would
                              > > > be fascinated to hear your story of how you found him as a
                              teacher,
                              > > > especially if it was in the context of the Alaskan "Riviera".
                              > > >
                              > > > Sharani :-)
                              > > >
                              > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                              > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > > > > Hi Sharani,
                              > > > >
                              > > > > I am familiar with Heather Lende as she's written columns for
                              our
                              > > > > local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which is in
                              > > southeast AK
                              > > > > and he loves it there. I'm not sure if the New York Times
                              ever
                              > > > > visited, but it is one of our bush towns. "Northern Exposure"
                              was
                              > > > > actually modeled after Talkeetn where the first few episodes
                              were
                              > > > > filmed. Alas, the actors did not like the isolation so the
                              > > filming
                              > > > > was moved to Roslyn, Washington. Talkeetna is one of the
                              stops on
                              > > my
                              > > > > train run between Anchorage and Fairbanks. I also work
                              between
                              > > > > Whittier, a port in Prince William Sound, and Denali National
                              > > Park on
                              > > > > the days when ships arrive and depart. A few days ago the
                              > > engineer
                              > > > > stopped so we could enjoy a mama moose and her two newborns.
                              They
                              > > > > were gangly and had a hard time walking and still ruddy
                              colored
                              > > > > meaning they were only a day or two old and . The passengers
                              > > really
                              > > > > enjoyed seeing that! So did I!
                              > > > >
                              > > > > A woman was recently attacked by a brown bear in Denali. She
                              and
                              > > her
                              > > > > husband got lost in a thicket and climbed onto a rock to try
                              to
                              > > find
                              > > > > the trail. Unfortunately it was the bear's rock. She was
                              injured,
                              > > but
                              > > > > not killed. We usually hear about a bear killing human. It
                              does
                              > > > > happen a couple of times a year.
                              > > > >
                              > > > > The book has helped a lot! Wow. I've changed my vitamin
                              routine,
                              > > got
                              > > > > some dark green powder and protein powder for smoothies,
                              added a
                              > > > > small amount of DHEA and make sure I have EmergenC and those
                              Pria
                              > > > > drinks on board with me. My insides have stopped vibrating
                              from
                              > > > > exhaustion.
                              > > > >
                              > > > > Unfortunately my schedule was changed due to a tunnel
                              collapse. I
                              > > was
                              > > > > hoping for three days off, but only got two. Ugh.
                              > > > > In another week, I should get three days when I can really
                              > > > > regenerate.
                              > > > >
                              > > > > Thanks for asking! I love sharing Alaska.
                              > > > >
                              > > > > Palyati
                              > > > >
                              > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                              sharani_sharani
                              > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > > > > > Hi Palyati,
                              > > > > > Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you mention.
                              I
                              > > sure
                              > > > > hope
                              > > > > > you're still finding the book's food advice helpful. Where
                              does
                              > > the
                              > > > > > glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on the brain
                              > > because I
                              > > > > saw
                              > > > > > in the paper today that a bear killed a woman in Alaska.
                              Now
                              > > that's
                              > > > > > sad news we know will travel all over the lower 48! Also,
                              I'm
                              > > > > adding a
                              > > > > > book to our library collection today called "If you lived
                              here,
                              > > I'd
                              > > > > > know your name : news from small-town Alaska." The author
                              > > Heather
                              > > > > > Lende is a NPR commentator among other things. She lives in
                              > > Haines,
                              > > > > a
                              > > > > > town that the New York Times called "the real Northern
                              > > Exposure."
                              > > > > Are
                              > > > > > you familiar with her? The book looks great.
                              > > > > >
                              > > > > > Sharani
                              > > > > >
                              > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                              > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > > > > > > Sri Chinmoy says
                              > > > > > > "To serve
                              > > > > > > And never be tired
                              > > > > > > Is love."
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse Hanley and
                              > > Nancy
                              > > > > > > Deville. It seems to have the information I am looking
                              for.
                              > > Thank
                              > > > > > > You.
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop Tarts, which
                              are
                              > > too
                              > > > > > > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from them than
                              from
                              > > any
                              > > > > > > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar, Cliff, etc.
                              > > etc.
                              > > > > I've
                              > > > > > > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with success.
                              The
                              > > > > drink
                              > > > > > > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm a little
                              tired
                              > > > > > today,
                              > > > > > > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty of energy
                              to
                              > > get
                              > > > > > > through the last couple of days of work while looking
                              forward
                              > > to
                              > > > > > > getting back to it tomorrow.
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > Why do I like my job so much to endure the long days? My
                              > > workplace
                              > > > > > is
                              > > > > > > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of Mt.
                              McKinley,
                              > > > > > glaciers,
                              > > > > > > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou, eagles,
                              > > salmon
                              > > > > and
                              > > > > > > wonderful people from all over the world, sometimes all
                              on
                              > > the
                              > > > > same
                              > > > > > > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion. Wouldn't
                              you?
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                              bithika777
                              > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > > > > > > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with the
                              names
                              > > of
                              > > > > the
                              > > > > > > > authors ... probably because she originally lent me
                              the
                              > > book!
                              > > > > > > > Thanks Sarada!
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                              sarada1007
                              > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > > > > > > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm pretty
                              sure
                              > > it's
                              > > > > > the
                              > > > > > > > > latter (we both read the book a few years ago). The
                              > > authors
                              > > > > > are
                              > > > > > > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                              > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > Sarada
                              > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                              > > > > sarah_inseattle
                              > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > > > > > > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books
                              titled
                              > > > > > *Tired
                              > > > > > > > of
                              > > > > > > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has a
                              > > subtitle
                              > > > > > to
                              > > > > > > do
                              > > > > > > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was
                              written
                              > > by a
                              > > > > > pair
                              > > > > > > > of
                              > > > > > > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning
                              with "recuperate"
                              > > I
                              > > > > > > think.
                              > > > > > > > > Do
                              > > > > > > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                              > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > Gratitude,
                              > > > > > > > > > Sarah
                              > > > > > > > > > Seattle
                              > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                              palyati
                              > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my local
                              > > > > bookstore
                              > > > > > > to
                              > > > > > > > > see
                              > > > > > > > > > if
                              > > > > > > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job. Thankfully,
                              it
                              > > is
                              > > > > > > > seasonal
                              > > > > > > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already experienced
                              > > burn
                              > > > > out
                              > > > > > > and
                              > > > > > > > > know
                              > > > > > > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for a
                              > > little
                              > > > > > help
                              > > > > > > > > from
                              > > > > > > > > > my
                              > > > > > > > > > > friends!
                              > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > Gratefully,
                              > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                              > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                              > > > > bithika777
                              > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > > > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                              > > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would
                              > > recommend a
                              > > > > > book
                              > > > > > > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about
                              > > adrenal
                              > > > > > > burnout
                              > > > > > > > > > > (can't
                              > > > > > > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll
                              find
                              > > it on
                              > > > > > > > > Amazon).
                              > > > > > > > > > > It
                              > > > > > > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few
                              years,
                              > > and
                              > > > > one
                              > > > > > > that
                              > > > > > > > > it
                              > > > > > > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if you
                              > > don't
                              > > > > > give
                              > > > > > > it
                              > > > > > > > > > some
                              > > > > > > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a good
                              > > > > education
                              > > > > > > as
                              > > > > > > > > to
                              > > > > > > > > > > what
                              > > > > > > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose it to long
                              > > hours,
                              > > > > > > > > standing,
                              > > > > > > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard
                              nutrition
                              > > etc
                              > > > > > over
                              > > > > > > a
                              > > > > > > > > > > period
                              > > > > > > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to
                              read
                              > > the
                              > > > > > > > signs!
                              > > > > > > > > It
                              > > > > > > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining
                              blood
                              > > > > sugar,
                              > > > > > > and
                              > > > > > > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress
                              > > levels
                              > > > > and
                              > > > > > > find
                              > > > > > > > > a
                              > > > > > > > > > > sense
                              > > > > > > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a good
                              > > idea
                              > > > > for
                              > > > > > > any
                              > > > > > > > > > period
                              > > > > > > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate and
                              > > live a
                              > > > > > > joyful
                              > > > > > > > > > > > balanced life!
                              > > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                              > > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > > Kind regards
                              > > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika
                              > > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                              > > palyati
                              > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                              > > > > > > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours, 14-17
                              > > hours
                              > > > > per
                              > > > > > > day,
                              > > > > > > > > up
                              > > > > > > > > > to
                              > > > > > > > > > > > 12 of
                              > > > > > > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and emotionally
                              > > > > demanding
                              > > > > > > > > > > environment
                              > > > > > > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew!
                              Thankfully
                              > > > > this
                              > > > > > > > > schedule
                              > > > > > > > > > > is
                              > > > > > > > > > > > not
                              > > > > > > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and sometimes
                              > > more.
                              > > > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to
                              fix
                              > > > > energy
                              > > > > > > > > > producing
                              > > > > > > > > > > > snacks
                              > > > > > > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours? I
                              do
                              > > not
                              > > > > do
                              > > > > > > > well
                              > > > > > > > > > with
                              > > > > > > > > > > > sugar
                              > > > > > > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                              > > > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                              > > > > > > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
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                              Oh boy! Alaska stories. Yes indeed there is interest in hearing the stories. I am in the middle of reading a fascinating book about a man who befriended wild
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                                Oh boy! Alaska stories. Yes indeed there is interest in hearing the
                                stories. I am in the middle of reading a fascinating book about a man
                                who befriended wild parrots in San Francisco which apparently has just
                                come out as a documentary film as well. I doubt I would ever come
                                across these interesting tidbits if it weren't for my job. Yes, it's
                                another new addition to the library collection which I hijacked to
                                read :-) Because he eventually has the wild parrots eating out of his
                                hands and landing on his head, etc., I became more inclined to try my
                                first feeding of the swans.

                                I didn't set out to feed the swans, just to look for the cygnets that
                                I had photographed about a month ago. My day started with breakfast at
                                the ocean. If you get to the nearby town beach before 9 a.m., you
                                don't have to have a resident beach sticker to get in. The day was
                                supposed to be a scorcher so it seemed the right place to begin a hot
                                summer day. Then I went to the tiny pond and no swans or cygnets to be
                                seen! When it comes to finding them, I'm pretty stubborn so I started
                                walking through the woods along a nearby larger pond which led out the
                                ocean and another pond which was alongside that portion of the 30 mile
                                long bike path. I think I walked for nearly two hours. I saw ducks
                                crossing the road again, an egret and a few adult swans in the
                                distance, but no cygnets anywhere.

                                Finally, I decided it was time to go home. Seeing that this area is
                                still mostly unfamiliar to me, I decided to head in the right
                                direction down a different road than I had arrived on. Just a short
                                distance up that road, there was another pond with a swan family
                                including two cygnets. I was practically a stone's throw away from
                                them when I first came looking that morning, but who knew? I felt as
                                if I was getting another reminder to never give up! Cygnets at last
                                and of course much bigger than the ones from a month ago.

                                As it was now rather hot and a long time since breakfast, I parked the
                                car and brought my camera and a Luna bar (energy bar) to stave off my
                                hunger. The adult male seemed to have "food" radar and came quickly
                                over to me. Thinking of the book I'd been reading, I shared my Luna
                                bar with the swan. Maybe needless to say to those more experienced
                                than me, this brought him out of the water and practically knocking me
                                over. He seemed to adore this sweet food. But how could I get the
                                mother swan and the cygnets to come over? They were at a good distance
                                and seemed oblivious to my adventure with their Dad. And a Luna bar
                                isn't very much food. Remembering Pavitrata's words of advice some
                                time back "bring bread," I decided to leave, buy bread and come back.

                                When I got back, I felt like I was trying to juggle several challenges
                                at once. The huge male swan insisted on staying close by and I had to
                                constantly throw him little pieces of food to keep him from accosting
                                me. Mom and the cygnets came over but stayed more in the water. I
                                would throw bread and while the Dad was eating it, I would try to
                                sneak in a few photos. It was hard work and not so charming. If I
                                threw the bread a further distance to keep the swan from being on top
                                of me, he wouldn't see it. So I would try to slowly throw it farther
                                and farther away. The photos were pretty haphazard. Throw several
                                fairly large turtles with red and yellow markings into the recipe, and
                                I felt I had a taste of the "wild" in "wildlife" that day. Amazingly,
                                even before I realized that the bread was nearly gone, the male swan
                                seemed to already know it. He headed towards the water at last and
                                right after that I felt in the paper bag that the food was gone. Maybe
                                this is like some kind of sixth sense in the food world!

                                Once I finish getting my new :-) computer set up, I'll add photos of
                                this adventure to my gallery album. In the meantime, I'm thinking,
                                "Pavitrata you should have warned me!! :-)"

                                Sharani

                                --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > Thanks, Sharani. I have decided to post some of my train
                                experiences.
                                > It appears there is interest in hearing the stories. Mother Nature
                                > has been very good to us in Alaska.
                                >
                                > She can be also be harsh. You mentioned bear killings. An Anchorage
                                > couple was killed by a predatory brown bear in the Arctic National
                                > Wildlife Preserve (ANWR)yesterday. They were experienced in camping
                                > and did everything right to protect themselves, but the bear
                                attacked
                                > without provocation. They were asleep in their tents. The key
                                phrase
                                > in wildlife is "wild".
                                >
                                > Palyati
                                >
                                > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > Hi Palyati,
                                > >
                                > > I do enjoy hearing from you here. I can picture you on the train,
                                > eyes
                                > > closed, then open and smiling. What a nice story! I'm grateful
                                for
                                > the
                                > > moments you must be squeezing in to keep up with us given your
                                > current
                                > > schedule.
                                > >
                                > > You have my terrific encouragement for pursuing an Alaska album! I
                                > > practically stumbled upon my first digital camera and it really
                                > wasn't
                                > > expensive for what it can do. If you want it and put the
                                intention
                                > out
                                > > to the universe, I'm sure it will unfold perfectly.
                                > >
                                > > Since I know all the class givers that came up to Alaska, it
                                really
                                > > lends a "family" aura for me of your story of coming to this
                                path.
                                > Now
                                > > I am remembering having occasion to talk about Alaska with Jamini
                                in
                                > > the context of another project some time back. You would be worth
                                a
                                > > trip to the North Pole of course!
                                > >
                                > > Sharani
                                > >
                                > >
                                > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > > A close encounter of the deer kind. It's always nice to see
                                > wildlife.
                                > > >
                                > > > Speaking of close encounters, a few days ago I became aware
                                that
                                > the
                                > > > engineer was blowing the horn repeatedly in an unusual spot.
                                When
                                > you
                                > > > hear the horn as much as we do, it almost becomes inaudible. I
                                > looked
                                > > > out to see a mama moose and her baby scampering away from the
                                > tracks.
                                > > > After I realized they were the reason for the horn, I leaned
                                back
                                > and
                                > > > closed my eyes to give gratitude. A guest came up the stairs
                                and
                                > > > asked, "Are you sleeping?" Her friend actually said "Heavens,
                                no.
                                > > > She's meditating." All I could do was open my eyes and smile.
                                > > >
                                > > > I do take photographs but many encounters are very quick
                                because
                                > of
                                > > > the speed of the train. I also need to buy a different camera.
                                > That's
                                > > > probably the biggest drawback. Perhaps I should attempt an
                                Alaska
                                > > > album.
                                > > >
                                > > > My story of becoming a disciple is not that exciting or exotic.
                                I
                                > had
                                > > > been seeking after reading the classic, "Autobiography of a
                                Yogi"
                                > and
                                > > > had been meditating daily for well over a year. At least I
                                > thought I
                                > > > was, but wasn't sure as I taught myself. So when I saw a
                                workshop
                                > for
                                > > > free meditation classes, I figured I'd find out. Nayak, Jamini,
                                > > > Jagrata, and Sunamita came up to Anchorage, one every two weeks
                                > in
                                > > > the summer of 1990 to give classes. In Nayak's first class, I
                                was
                                > > > sold and actually called him to find out how I could become a
                                > > > student. Still can't imagine anyplace else I'd rather be.
                                > > >
                                > > > Palyati
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > > > Palyati,
                                > > > > I'm so glad you enjoy sharing about Alaska because I find
                                your
                                > posts
                                > > > > truly interesting and enjoyable to read. Seeing a one day old
                                > moose!
                                > > > > That would be quite a sight. On Sunday I was on an adventure
                                to
                                > > > find a
                                > > > > radio station to tune in on my car radio which is playing Sri
                                > > > > Chinmoy's music for 12 weeks in tribute to his 12,000 songs
                                > > > > achievement. When I got off the highway because the station
                                was
                                > > > > finally tuning in, I saw a young deer run across the road and
                                > then
                                > > > as
                                > > > > I drove past it we kind of stared at each other. I was
                                wishing
                                > I had
                                > > > > my camera with me but I didn't. Do you like to take
                                > photographs?
                                > > > >
                                > > > > I'm happy to hear that the dietary advice in the book is
                                > helping.
                                > > > Were
                                > > > > you living in Alaska when you became a student of Sri
                                Chinmoy?
                                > I
                                > > > would
                                > > > > be fascinated to hear your story of how you found him as a
                                > teacher,
                                > > > > especially if it was in the context of the Alaskan "Riviera".

                                > > > >
                                > > > > Sharani :-)
                                > > > >
                                > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > > > > Hi Sharani,
                                > > > > >
                                > > > > > I am familiar with Heather Lende as she's written columns
                                for
                                > our
                                > > > > > local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which is in
                                > > > southeast AK
                                > > > > > and he loves it there. I'm not sure if the New York Times
                                > ever
                                > > > > > visited, but it is one of our bush towns. "Northern
                                Exposure"
                                > was
                                > > > > > actually modeled after Talkeetn where the first few
                                episodes
                                > were
                                > > > > > filmed. Alas, the actors did not like the isolation so the
                                > > > filming
                                > > > > > was moved to Roslyn, Washington. Talkeetna is one of the
                                > stops on
                                > > > my
                                > > > > > train run between Anchorage and Fairbanks. I also work
                                > between
                                > > > > > Whittier, a port in Prince William Sound, and Denali
                                National
                                > > > Park on
                                > > > > > the days when ships arrive and depart. A few days ago the
                                > > > engineer
                                > > > > > stopped so we could enjoy a mama moose and her two
                                newborns.
                                > They
                                > > > > > were gangly and had a hard time walking and still ruddy
                                > colored
                                > > > > > meaning they were only a day or two old and . The
                                passengers
                                > > > really
                                > > > > > enjoyed seeing that! So did I!
                                > > > > >
                                > > > > > A woman was recently attacked by a brown bear in Denali.
                                She
                                > and
                                > > > her
                                > > > > > husband got lost in a thicket and climbed onto a rock to
                                try
                                > to
                                > > > find
                                > > > > > the trail. Unfortunately it was the bear's rock. She was
                                > injured,
                                > > > but
                                > > > > > not killed. We usually hear about a bear killing human. It
                                > does
                                > > > > > happen a couple of times a year.
                                > > > > >
                                > > > > > The book has helped a lot! Wow. I've changed my vitamin
                                > routine,
                                > > > got
                                > > > > > some dark green powder and protein powder for smoothies,
                                > added a
                                > > > > > small amount of DHEA and make sure I have EmergenC and
                                those
                                > Pria
                                > > > > > drinks on board with me. My insides have stopped vibrating
                                > from
                                > > > > > exhaustion.
                                > > > > >
                                > > > > > Unfortunately my schedule was changed due to a tunnel
                                > collapse. I
                                > > > was
                                > > > > > hoping for three days off, but only got two. Ugh.
                                > > > > > In another week, I should get three days when I can really
                                > > > > > regenerate.
                                > > > > >
                                > > > > > Thanks for asking! I love sharing Alaska.
                                > > > > >
                                > > > > > Palyati
                                > > > > >
                                > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                > sharani_sharani
                                > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > > > > > Hi Palyati,
                                > > > > > > Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you
                                mention.
                                > I
                                > > > sure
                                > > > > > hope
                                > > > > > > you're still finding the book's food advice helpful.
                                Where
                                > does
                                > > > the
                                > > > > > > glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on the brain
                                > > > because I
                                > > > > > saw
                                > > > > > > in the paper today that a bear killed a woman in Alaska.
                                > Now
                                > > > that's
                                > > > > > > sad news we know will travel all over the lower 48! Also,
                                > I'm
                                > > > > > adding a
                                > > > > > > book to our library collection today called "If you lived
                                > here,
                                > > > I'd
                                > > > > > > know your name : news from small-town Alaska." The author
                                > > > Heather
                                > > > > > > Lende is a NPR commentator among other things. She lives
                                in
                                > > > Haines,
                                > > > > > a
                                > > > > > > town that the New York Times called "the real Northern
                                > > > Exposure."
                                > > > > > Are
                                > > > > > > you familiar with her? The book looks great.
                                > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > Sharani
                                > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > > > > > > Sri Chinmoy says
                                > > > > > > > "To serve
                                > > > > > > > And never be tired
                                > > > > > > > Is love."
                                > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse Hanley
                                and
                                > > > Nancy
                                > > > > > > > Deville. It seems to have the information I am looking
                                > for.
                                > > > Thank
                                > > > > > > > You.
                                > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop Tarts,
                                which
                                > are
                                > > > too
                                > > > > > > > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from them
                                than
                                > from
                                > > > any
                                > > > > > > > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar, Cliff,
                                etc.
                                > > > etc.
                                > > > > > I've
                                > > > > > > > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with
                                success.
                                > The
                                > > > > > drink
                                > > > > > > > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm a little
                                > tired
                                > > > > > > today,
                                > > > > > > > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty of
                                energy
                                > to
                                > > > get
                                > > > > > > > through the last couple of days of work while looking
                                > forward
                                > > > to
                                > > > > > > > getting back to it tomorrow.
                                > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > Why do I like my job so much to endure the long days?
                                My
                                > > > workplace
                                > > > > > > is
                                > > > > > > > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of Mt.
                                > McKinley,
                                > > > > > > glaciers,
                                > > > > > > > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou,
                                eagles,
                                > > > salmon
                                > > > > > and
                                > > > > > > > wonderful people from all over the world, sometimes all
                                > on
                                > > > the
                                > > > > > same
                                > > > > > > > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion. Wouldn't
                                > you?
                                > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                                > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                > bithika777
                                > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > > > > > > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with the
                                > names
                                > > > of
                                > > > > > the
                                > > > > > > > > authors ... probably because she originally lent me
                                > the
                                > > > book!
                                > > > > > > > > Thanks Sarada!
                                > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                > sarada1007
                                > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > > > > > > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm pretty
                                > sure
                                > > > it's
                                > > > > > > the
                                > > > > > > > > > latter (we both read the book a few years ago).
                                The
                                > > > authors
                                > > > > > > are
                                > > > > > > > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                                > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > Sarada
                                > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                > > > > > sarah_inseattle
                                > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two* books
                                > titled
                                > > > > > > *Tired
                                > > > > > > > > of
                                > > > > > > > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has
                                a
                                > > > subtitle
                                > > > > > > to
                                > > > > > > > do
                                > > > > > > > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was
                                > written
                                > > > by a
                                > > > > > > pair
                                > > > > > > > > of
                                > > > > > > > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning
                                > with "recuperate"
                                > > > I
                                > > > > > > > think.
                                > > > > > > > > > Do
                                > > > > > > > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                                > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > Gratitude,
                                > > > > > > > > > > Sarah
                                > > > > > > > > > > Seattle
                                > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                > palyati
                                > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my
                                local
                                > > > > > bookstore
                                > > > > > > > to
                                > > > > > > > > > see
                                > > > > > > > > > > if
                                > > > > > > > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job.
                                Thankfully,
                                > it
                                > > > is
                                > > > > > > > > seasonal
                                > > > > > > > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already
                                experienced
                                > > > burn
                                > > > > > out
                                > > > > > > > and
                                > > > > > > > > > know
                                > > > > > > > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for
                                a
                                > > > little
                                > > > > > > help
                                > > > > > > > > > from
                                > > > > > > > > > > my
                                > > > > > > > > > > > friends!
                                > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > Gratefully,
                                > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                > > > > > bithika777
                                > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                                > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would
                                > > > recommend a
                                > > > > > > book
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is about
                                > > > adrenal
                                > > > > > > > burnout
                                > > > > > > > > > > > (can't
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure you'll
                                > find
                                > > > it on
                                > > > > > > > > > Amazon).
                                > > > > > > > > > > > It
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few
                                > years,
                                > > > and
                                > > > > > one
                                > > > > > > > that
                                > > > > > > > > > it
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if
                                you
                                > > > don't
                                > > > > > > give
                                > > > > > > > it
                                > > > > > > > > > > some
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a
                                good
                                > > > > > education
                                > > > > > > > as
                                > > > > > > > > > to
                                > > > > > > > > > > > what
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose it to
                                long
                                > > > hours,
                                > > > > > > > > > standing,
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard
                                > nutrition
                                > > > etc
                                > > > > > > over
                                > > > > > > > a
                                > > > > > > > > > > > period
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how to
                                > read
                                > > > the
                                > > > > > > > > signs!
                                > > > > > > > > > It
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for maintaining
                                > blood
                                > > > > > sugar,
                                > > > > > > > and
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease stress
                                > > > levels
                                > > > > > and
                                > > > > > > > find
                                > > > > > > > > > a
                                > > > > > > > > > > > sense
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a
                                good
                                > > > idea
                                > > > > > for
                                > > > > > > > any
                                > > > > > > > > > > period
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate
                                and
                                > > > live a
                                > > > > > > > joyful
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > balanced life!
                                > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                                > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > Kind regards
                                > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika
                                > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                > > > palyati
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours,
                                14-17
                                > > > hours
                                > > > > > per
                                > > > > > > > day,
                                > > > > > > > > > up
                                > > > > > > > > > > to
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > 12 of
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and
                                emotionally
                                > > > > > demanding
                                > > > > > > > > > > > environment
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew!
                                > Thankfully
                                > > > > > this
                                > > > > > > > > > schedule
                                > > > > > > > > > > > is
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > not
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and
                                sometimes
                                > > > more.
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy to
                                > fix
                                > > > > > energy
                                > > > > > > > > > > producing
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > snacks
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four hours?
                                I
                                > do
                                > > > not
                                > > > > > do
                                > > > > > > > > well
                                > > > > > > > > > > with
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > sugar
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                > > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
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                                You now understand the wild in wildlife. Swans, as you now realize, are very aggressive, especially when guarding their brood. Another thing to consider is
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                                  You now understand the wild in wildlife. Swans, as you now realize,
                                  are very aggressive, especially when guarding their brood. Another
                                  thing to consider is that if you are going to feed wildlife, try to
                                  find something that is closer to their natural nutrition. Bread is
                                  definitely not good for birds, however they don't know enough not to
                                  eat it.

                                  Great story. It made me laugh because I knew what it was going to
                                  lead to. Cob attack! Did you miss my story about the trumpeter cob
                                  turning a bull moose around?

                                  Palyati

                                  --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                  <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > Oh boy! Alaska stories. Yes indeed there is interest in hearing the
                                  > stories. I am in the middle of reading a fascinating book about a
                                  man
                                  > who befriended wild parrots in San Francisco which apparently has
                                  just
                                  > come out as a documentary film as well. I doubt I would ever come
                                  > across these interesting tidbits if it weren't for my job. Yes, it's
                                  > another new addition to the library collection which I hijacked to
                                  > read :-) Because he eventually has the wild parrots eating out of
                                  his
                                  > hands and landing on his head, etc., I became more inclined to try
                                  my
                                  > first feeding of the swans.
                                  >
                                  > I didn't set out to feed the swans, just to look for the cygnets
                                  that
                                  > I had photographed about a month ago. My day started with breakfast
                                  at
                                  > the ocean. If you get to the nearby town beach before 9 a.m., you
                                  > don't have to have a resident beach sticker to get in. The day was
                                  > supposed to be a scorcher so it seemed the right place to begin a
                                  hot
                                  > summer day. Then I went to the tiny pond and no swans or cygnets to
                                  be
                                  > seen! When it comes to finding them, I'm pretty stubborn so I
                                  started
                                  > walking through the woods along a nearby larger pond which led out
                                  the
                                  > ocean and another pond which was alongside that portion of the 30
                                  mile
                                  > long bike path. I think I walked for nearly two hours. I saw ducks
                                  > crossing the road again, an egret and a few adult swans in the
                                  > distance, but no cygnets anywhere.
                                  >
                                  > Finally, I decided it was time to go home. Seeing that this area is
                                  > still mostly unfamiliar to me, I decided to head in the right
                                  > direction down a different road than I had arrived on. Just a short
                                  > distance up that road, there was another pond with a swan family
                                  > including two cygnets. I was practically a stone's throw away from
                                  > them when I first came looking that morning, but who knew? I felt as
                                  > if I was getting another reminder to never give up! Cygnets at last
                                  > and of course much bigger than the ones from a month ago.
                                  >
                                  > As it was now rather hot and a long time since breakfast, I parked
                                  the
                                  > car and brought my camera and a Luna bar (energy bar) to stave off
                                  my
                                  > hunger. The adult male seemed to have "food" radar and came quickly
                                  > over to me. Thinking of the book I'd been reading, I shared my Luna
                                  > bar with the swan. Maybe needless to say to those more experienced
                                  > than me, this brought him out of the water and practically knocking
                                  me
                                  > over. He seemed to adore this sweet food. But how could I get the
                                  > mother swan and the cygnets to come over? They were at a good
                                  distance
                                  > and seemed oblivious to my adventure with their Dad. And a Luna bar
                                  > isn't very much food. Remembering Pavitrata's words of advice some
                                  > time back "bring bread," I decided to leave, buy bread and come
                                  back.
                                  >
                                  > When I got back, I felt like I was trying to juggle several
                                  challenges
                                  > at once. The huge male swan insisted on staying close by and I had
                                  to
                                  > constantly throw him little pieces of food to keep him from
                                  accosting
                                  > me. Mom and the cygnets came over but stayed more in the water. I
                                  > would throw bread and while the Dad was eating it, I would try to
                                  > sneak in a few photos. It was hard work and not so charming. If I
                                  > threw the bread a further distance to keep the swan from being on
                                  top
                                  > of me, he wouldn't see it. So I would try to slowly throw it farther
                                  > and farther away. The photos were pretty haphazard. Throw several
                                  > fairly large turtles with red and yellow markings into the recipe,
                                  and
                                  > I felt I had a taste of the "wild" in "wildlife" that day.
                                  Amazingly,
                                  > even before I realized that the bread was nearly gone, the male swan
                                  > seemed to already know it. He headed towards the water at last and
                                  > right after that I felt in the paper bag that the food was gone.
                                  Maybe
                                  > this is like some kind of sixth sense in the food world!
                                  >
                                  > Once I finish getting my new :-) computer set up, I'll add photos of
                                  > this adventure to my gallery album. In the meantime, I'm thinking,
                                  > "Pavitrata you should have warned me!! :-)"
                                  >
                                  > Sharani
                                  >
                                  > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                  > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > Thanks, Sharani. I have decided to post some of my train
                                  > experiences.
                                  > > It appears there is interest in hearing the stories. Mother
                                  Nature
                                  > > has been very good to us in Alaska.
                                  > >
                                  > > She can be also be harsh. You mentioned bear killings. An
                                  Anchorage
                                  > > couple was killed by a predatory brown bear in the Arctic
                                  National
                                  > > Wildlife Preserve (ANWR)yesterday. They were experienced in
                                  camping
                                  > > and did everything right to protect themselves, but the bear
                                  > attacked
                                  > > without provocation. They were asleep in their tents. The key
                                  > phrase
                                  > > in wildlife is "wild".
                                  > >
                                  > > Palyati
                                  > >
                                  > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                  > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > Hi Palyati,
                                  > > >
                                  > > > I do enjoy hearing from you here. I can picture you on the
                                  train,
                                  > > eyes
                                  > > > closed, then open and smiling. What a nice story! I'm grateful
                                  > for
                                  > > the
                                  > > > moments you must be squeezing in to keep up with us given your
                                  > > current
                                  > > > schedule.
                                  > > >
                                  > > > You have my terrific encouragement for pursuing an Alaska
                                  album! I
                                  > > > practically stumbled upon my first digital camera and it really
                                  > > wasn't
                                  > > > expensive for what it can do. If you want it and put the
                                  > intention
                                  > > out
                                  > > > to the universe, I'm sure it will unfold perfectly.
                                  > > >
                                  > > > Since I know all the class givers that came up to Alaska, it
                                  > really
                                  > > > lends a "family" aura for me of your story of coming to this
                                  > path.
                                  > > Now
                                  > > > I am remembering having occasion to talk about Alaska with
                                  Jamini
                                  > in
                                  > > > the context of another project some time back. You would be
                                  worth
                                  > a
                                  > > > trip to the North Pole of course!
                                  > > >
                                  > > > Sharani
                                  > > >
                                  > > >
                                  > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                  > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > > A close encounter of the deer kind. It's always nice to see
                                  > > wildlife.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > Speaking of close encounters, a few days ago I became aware
                                  > that
                                  > > the
                                  > > > > engineer was blowing the horn repeatedly in an unusual spot.
                                  > When
                                  > > you
                                  > > > > hear the horn as much as we do, it almost becomes inaudible.
                                  I
                                  > > looked
                                  > > > > out to see a mama moose and her baby scampering away from the
                                  > > tracks.
                                  > > > > After I realized they were the reason for the horn, I leaned
                                  > back
                                  > > and
                                  > > > > closed my eyes to give gratitude. A guest came up the stairs
                                  > and
                                  > > > > asked, "Are you sleeping?" Her friend actually said "Heavens,
                                  > no.
                                  > > > > She's meditating." All I could do was open my eyes and smile.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > I do take photographs but many encounters are very quick
                                  > because
                                  > > of
                                  > > > > the speed of the train. I also need to buy a different
                                  camera.
                                  > > That's
                                  > > > > probably the biggest drawback. Perhaps I should attempt an
                                  > Alaska
                                  > > > > album.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > My story of becoming a disciple is not that exciting or
                                  exotic.
                                  > I
                                  > > had
                                  > > > > been seeking after reading the classic, "Autobiography of a
                                  > Yogi"
                                  > > and
                                  > > > > had been meditating daily for well over a year. At least I
                                  > > thought I
                                  > > > > was, but wasn't sure as I taught myself. So when I saw a
                                  > workshop
                                  > > for
                                  > > > > free meditation classes, I figured I'd find out. Nayak,
                                  Jamini,
                                  > > > > Jagrata, and Sunamita came up to Anchorage, one every two
                                  weeks
                                  > > in
                                  > > > > the summer of 1990 to give classes. In Nayak's first class, I
                                  > was
                                  > > > > sold and actually called him to find out how I could become a
                                  > > > > student. Still can't imagine anyplace else I'd rather be.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > Palyati
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                  sharani_sharani
                                  > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > > > Palyati,
                                  > > > > > I'm so glad you enjoy sharing about Alaska because I find
                                  > your
                                  > > posts
                                  > > > > > truly interesting and enjoyable to read. Seeing a one day
                                  old
                                  > > moose!
                                  > > > > > That would be quite a sight. On Sunday I was on an adventure
                                  > to
                                  > > > > find a
                                  > > > > > radio station to tune in on my car radio which is playing
                                  Sri
                                  > > > > > Chinmoy's music for 12 weeks in tribute to his 12,000 songs
                                  > > > > > achievement. When I got off the highway because the station
                                  > was
                                  > > > > > finally tuning in, I saw a young deer run across the road
                                  and
                                  > > then
                                  > > > > as
                                  > > > > > I drove past it we kind of stared at each other. I was
                                  > wishing
                                  > > I had
                                  > > > > > my camera with me but I didn't. Do you like to take
                                  > > photographs?
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > I'm happy to hear that the dietary advice in the book is
                                  > > helping.
                                  > > > > Were
                                  > > > > > you living in Alaska when you became a student of Sri
                                  > Chinmoy?
                                  > > I
                                  > > > > would
                                  > > > > > be fascinated to hear your story of how you found him as a
                                  > > teacher,
                                  > > > > > especially if it was in the context of the
                                  Alaskan "Riviera".
                                  >
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > Sharani :-)
                                  > > > > >
                                  > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                  > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > > > > Hi Sharani,
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > I am familiar with Heather Lende as she's written columns
                                  > for
                                  > > our
                                  > > > > > > local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which is in
                                  > > > > southeast AK
                                  > > > > > > and he loves it there. I'm not sure if the New York Times
                                  > > ever
                                  > > > > > > visited, but it is one of our bush towns. "Northern
                                  > Exposure"
                                  > > was
                                  > > > > > > actually modeled after Talkeetn where the first few
                                  > episodes
                                  > > were
                                  > > > > > > filmed. Alas, the actors did not like the isolation so
                                  the
                                  > > > > filming
                                  > > > > > > was moved to Roslyn, Washington. Talkeetna is one of the
                                  > > stops on
                                  > > > > my
                                  > > > > > > train run between Anchorage and Fairbanks. I also work
                                  > > between
                                  > > > > > > Whittier, a port in Prince William Sound, and Denali
                                  > National
                                  > > > > Park on
                                  > > > > > > the days when ships arrive and depart. A few days ago the
                                  > > > > engineer
                                  > > > > > > stopped so we could enjoy a mama moose and her two
                                  > newborns.
                                  > > They
                                  > > > > > > were gangly and had a hard time walking and still ruddy
                                  > > colored
                                  > > > > > > meaning they were only a day or two old and . The
                                  > passengers
                                  > > > > really
                                  > > > > > > enjoyed seeing that! So did I!
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > A woman was recently attacked by a brown bear in Denali.
                                  > She
                                  > > and
                                  > > > > her
                                  > > > > > > husband got lost in a thicket and climbed onto a rock to
                                  > try
                                  > > to
                                  > > > > find
                                  > > > > > > the trail. Unfortunately it was the bear's rock. She was
                                  > > injured,
                                  > > > > but
                                  > > > > > > not killed. We usually hear about a bear killing human.
                                  It
                                  > > does
                                  > > > > > > happen a couple of times a year.
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > The book has helped a lot! Wow. I've changed my vitamin
                                  > > routine,
                                  > > > > got
                                  > > > > > > some dark green powder and protein powder for smoothies,
                                  > > added a
                                  > > > > > > small amount of DHEA and make sure I have EmergenC and
                                  > those
                                  > > Pria
                                  > > > > > > drinks on board with me. My insides have stopped
                                  vibrating
                                  > > from
                                  > > > > > > exhaustion.
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > Unfortunately my schedule was changed due to a tunnel
                                  > > collapse. I
                                  > > > > was
                                  > > > > > > hoping for three days off, but only got two. Ugh.
                                  > > > > > > In another week, I should get three days when I can
                                  really
                                  > > > > > > regenerate.
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > Thanks for asking! I love sharing Alaska.
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > Palyati
                                  > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                  > > sharani_sharani
                                  > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > > > > > Hi Palyati,
                                  > > > > > > > Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you
                                  > mention.
                                  > > I
                                  > > > > sure
                                  > > > > > > hope
                                  > > > > > > > you're still finding the book's food advice helpful.
                                  > Where
                                  > > does
                                  > > > > the
                                  > > > > > > > glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on the
                                  brain
                                  > > > > because I
                                  > > > > > > saw
                                  > > > > > > > in the paper today that a bear killed a woman in
                                  Alaska.
                                  > > Now
                                  > > > > that's
                                  > > > > > > > sad news we know will travel all over the lower 48!
                                  Also,
                                  > > I'm
                                  > > > > > > adding a
                                  > > > > > > > book to our library collection today called "If you
                                  lived
                                  > > here,
                                  > > > > I'd
                                  > > > > > > > know your name : news from small-town Alaska." The
                                  author
                                  > > > > Heather
                                  > > > > > > > Lende is a NPR commentator among other things. She lives
                                  > in
                                  > > > > Haines,
                                  > > > > > > a
                                  > > > > > > > town that the New York Times called "the real Northern
                                  > > > > Exposure."
                                  > > > > > > Are
                                  > > > > > > > you familiar with her? The book looks great.
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > Sharani
                                  > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                  > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > > > > > > Sri Chinmoy says
                                  > > > > > > > > "To serve
                                  > > > > > > > > And never be tired
                                  > > > > > > > > Is love."
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse Hanley
                                  > and
                                  > > > > Nancy
                                  > > > > > > > > Deville. It seems to have the information I am
                                  looking
                                  > > for.
                                  > > > > Thank
                                  > > > > > > > > You.
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop Tarts,
                                  > which
                                  > > are
                                  > > > > too
                                  > > > > > > > > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from them
                                  > than
                                  > > from
                                  > > > > any
                                  > > > > > > > > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar, Cliff,
                                  > etc.
                                  > > > > etc.
                                  > > > > > > I've
                                  > > > > > > > > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with
                                  > success.
                                  > > The
                                  > > > > > > drink
                                  > > > > > > > > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm a
                                  little
                                  > > tired
                                  > > > > > > > today,
                                  > > > > > > > > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty of
                                  > energy
                                  > > to
                                  > > > > get
                                  > > > > > > > > through the last couple of days of work while looking
                                  > > forward
                                  > > > > to
                                  > > > > > > > > getting back to it tomorrow.
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > Why do I like my job so much to endure the long days?
                                  > My
                                  > > > > workplace
                                  > > > > > > > is
                                  > > > > > > > > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of Mt.
                                  > > McKinley,
                                  > > > > > > > glaciers,
                                  > > > > > > > > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou,
                                  > eagles,
                                  > > > > salmon
                                  > > > > > > and
                                  > > > > > > > > wonderful people from all over the world, sometimes
                                  all
                                  > > on
                                  > > > > the
                                  > > > > > > same
                                  > > > > > > > > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion.
                                  Wouldn't
                                  > > you?
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                  > > bithika777
                                  > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > > > > > > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with the
                                  > > names
                                  > > > > of
                                  > > > > > > the
                                  > > > > > > > > > authors ... probably because she originally lent
                                  me
                                  > > the
                                  > > > > book!
                                  > > > > > > > > > Thanks Sarada!
                                  > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                  > > sarada1007
                                  > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > > > > > > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm
                                  pretty
                                  > > sure
                                  > > > > it's
                                  > > > > > > > the
                                  > > > > > > > > > > latter (we both read the book a few years ago).
                                  > The
                                  > > > > authors
                                  > > > > > > > are
                                  > > > > > > > > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                                  > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > Sarada
                                  > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                  > > > > > > sarah_inseattle
                                  > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two*
                                  books
                                  > > titled
                                  > > > > > > > *Tired
                                  > > > > > > > > > of
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and has
                                  > a
                                  > > > > subtitle
                                  > > > > > > > to
                                  > > > > > > > > do
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was
                                  > > written
                                  > > > > by a
                                  > > > > > > > pair
                                  > > > > > > > > > of
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning
                                  > > with "recuperate"
                                  > > > > I
                                  > > > > > > > > think.
                                  > > > > > > > > > > Do
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                                  > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > Gratitude,
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > Sarah
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > Seattle
                                  > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                  > > palyati
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my
                                  > local
                                  > > > > > > bookstore
                                  > > > > > > > > to
                                  > > > > > > > > > > see
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > if
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job.
                                  > Thankfully,
                                  > > it
                                  > > > > is
                                  > > > > > > > > > seasonal
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already
                                  > experienced
                                  > > > > burn
                                  > > > > > > out
                                  > > > > > > > > and
                                  > > > > > > > > > > know
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking for
                                  > a
                                  > > > > little
                                  > > > > > > > help
                                  > > > > > > > > > > from
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > my
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > friends!
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > Gratefully,
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In
                                  Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                  > > > > > > bithika777
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I would
                                  > > > > recommend a
                                  > > > > > > > book
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is
                                  about
                                  > > > > adrenal
                                  > > > > > > > > burnout
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > (can't
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure
                                  you'll
                                  > > find
                                  > > > > it on
                                  > > > > > > > > > > Amazon).
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > It
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few
                                  > > years,
                                  > > > > and
                                  > > > > > > one
                                  > > > > > > > > that
                                  > > > > > > > > > > it
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking, if
                                  > you
                                  > > > > don't
                                  > > > > > > > give
                                  > > > > > > > > it
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > some
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a
                                  > good
                                  > > > > > > education
                                  > > > > > > > > as
                                  > > > > > > > > > > to
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > what
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose it to
                                  > long
                                  > > > > hours,
                                  > > > > > > > > > > standing,
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard
                                  > > nutrition
                                  > > > > etc
                                  > > > > > > > over
                                  > > > > > > > > a
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > period
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know how
                                  to
                                  > > read
                                  > > > > the
                                  > > > > > > > > > signs!
                                  > > > > > > > > > > It
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for
                                  maintaining
                                  > > blood
                                  > > > > > > sugar,
                                  > > > > > > > > and
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease
                                  stress
                                  > > > > levels
                                  > > > > > > and
                                  > > > > > > > > find
                                  > > > > > > > > > > a
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > sense
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a
                                  > good
                                  > > > > idea
                                  > > > > > > for
                                  > > > > > > > > any
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > period
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to meditate
                                  > and
                                  > > > > live a
                                  > > > > > > > > joyful
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > balanced life!
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > Kind regards
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                  > tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                  > > > > palyati
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours,
                                  > 14-17
                                  > > > > hours
                                  > > > > > > per
                                  > > > > > > > > day,
                                  > > > > > > > > > > up
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > 12 of
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and
                                  > emotionally
                                  > > > > > > demanding
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > environment
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew!
                                  > > Thankfully
                                  > > > > > > this
                                  > > > > > > > > > > schedule
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > is
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > not
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and
                                  > sometimes
                                  > > > > more.
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on easy
                                  to
                                  > > fix
                                  > > > > > > energy
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > producing
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > snacks
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four
                                  hours?
                                  > I
                                  > > do
                                  > > > > not
                                  > > > > > > do
                                  > > > > > > > > > well
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > with
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > sugar
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                  > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
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                                  No, I didn t miss your story about the swan and the moose. I m remembering it now. I m not so sure how well I ve internalized the wild in wildlife lesson even
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                                    No, I didn't miss your story about the swan and the moose.
                                    I'm remembering it now. I'm not so sure how well I've
                                    internalized the wild in wildlife lesson even though my story
                                    seems to display it. Oh well, I will at least be very careful
                                    about naively feeding the "birds" and imagine your point
                                    about the bread is well taken.

                                    If one wants to see pictures of my duck, egret, and maiden
                                    swan feeding adventure, there are now some pictures in the
                                    "Swans" sub-album in my gallery album. As the flowers in my
                                    yard bloom, I've been adding to that flowers sub-album as
                                    well --lavender, black-eyed susans, daylilies, roses. Stay
                                    tuned for moonflowers which bloom at night and are incredibly
                                    fragrant! They're another perennial in my yard that are on
                                    their way but no buds yet.

                                    If you can get the link to load (be prepared for slower than
                                    molasses), they are available at http://tinyurl.com/d4pak

                                    Waiting for more Alaska stories :-) Sharani


                                    --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                    <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > You now understand the wild in wildlife. Swans, as you now realize,
                                    > are very aggressive, especially when guarding their brood. Another
                                    > thing to consider is that if you are going to feed wildlife, try to
                                    > find something that is closer to their natural nutrition. Bread is
                                    > definitely not good for birds, however they don't know enough not
                                    to
                                    > eat it.
                                    >
                                    > Great story. It made me laugh because I knew what it was going to
                                    > lead to. Cob attack! Did you miss my story about the trumpeter cob
                                    > turning a bull moose around?
                                    >
                                    > Palyati
                                    >
                                    > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                    > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > Oh boy! Alaska stories. Yes indeed there is interest in hearing
                                    the
                                    > > stories. I am in the middle of reading a fascinating book about a
                                    > man
                                    > > who befriended wild parrots in San Francisco which apparently has
                                    > just
                                    > > come out as a documentary film as well. I doubt I would ever come
                                    > > across these interesting tidbits if it weren't for my job. Yes,
                                    it's
                                    > > another new addition to the library collection which I hijacked to
                                    > > read :-) Because he eventually has the wild parrots eating out of
                                    > his
                                    > > hands and landing on his head, etc., I became more inclined to
                                    try
                                    > my
                                    > > first feeding of the swans.
                                    > >
                                    > > I didn't set out to feed the swans, just to look for the cygnets
                                    > that
                                    > > I had photographed about a month ago. My day started with
                                    breakfast
                                    > at
                                    > > the ocean. If you get to the nearby town beach before 9 a.m., you
                                    > > don't have to have a resident beach sticker to get in. The day was
                                    > > supposed to be a scorcher so it seemed the right place to begin a
                                    > hot
                                    > > summer day. Then I went to the tiny pond and no swans or cygnets
                                    to
                                    > be
                                    > > seen! When it comes to finding them, I'm pretty stubborn so I
                                    > started
                                    > > walking through the woods along a nearby larger pond which led
                                    out
                                    > the
                                    > > ocean and another pond which was alongside that portion of the 30
                                    > mile
                                    > > long bike path. I think I walked for nearly two hours. I saw ducks
                                    > > crossing the road again, an egret and a few adult swans in the
                                    > > distance, but no cygnets anywhere.
                                    > >
                                    > > Finally, I decided it was time to go home. Seeing that this area
                                    is
                                    > > still mostly unfamiliar to me, I decided to head in the right
                                    > > direction down a different road than I had arrived on. Just a
                                    short
                                    > > distance up that road, there was another pond with a swan family
                                    > > including two cygnets. I was practically a stone's throw away from
                                    > > them when I first came looking that morning, but who knew? I felt
                                    as
                                    > > if I was getting another reminder to never give up! Cygnets at
                                    last
                                    > > and of course much bigger than the ones from a month ago.
                                    > >
                                    > > As it was now rather hot and a long time since breakfast, I
                                    parked
                                    > the
                                    > > car and brought my camera and a Luna bar (energy bar) to stave
                                    off
                                    > my
                                    > > hunger. The adult male seemed to have "food" radar and came
                                    quickly
                                    > > over to me. Thinking of the book I'd been reading, I shared my
                                    Luna
                                    > > bar with the swan. Maybe needless to say to those more experienced
                                    > > than me, this brought him out of the water and practically
                                    knocking
                                    > me
                                    > > over. He seemed to adore this sweet food. But how could I get the
                                    > > mother swan and the cygnets to come over? They were at a good
                                    > distance
                                    > > and seemed oblivious to my adventure with their Dad. And a Luna
                                    bar
                                    > > isn't very much food. Remembering Pavitrata's words of advice some
                                    > > time back "bring bread," I decided to leave, buy bread and come
                                    > back.
                                    > >
                                    > > When I got back, I felt like I was trying to juggle several
                                    > challenges
                                    > > at once. The huge male swan insisted on staying close by and I
                                    had
                                    > to
                                    > > constantly throw him little pieces of food to keep him from
                                    > accosting
                                    > > me. Mom and the cygnets came over but stayed more in the water. I
                                    > > would throw bread and while the Dad was eating it, I would try to
                                    > > sneak in a few photos. It was hard work and not so charming. If I
                                    > > threw the bread a further distance to keep the swan from being on
                                    > top
                                    > > of me, he wouldn't see it. So I would try to slowly throw it
                                    farther
                                    > > and farther away. The photos were pretty haphazard. Throw several
                                    > > fairly large turtles with red and yellow markings into the
                                    recipe,
                                    > and
                                    > > I felt I had a taste of the "wild" in "wildlife" that day.
                                    > Amazingly,
                                    > > even before I realized that the bread was nearly gone, the male
                                    swan
                                    > > seemed to already know it. He headed towards the water at last and
                                    > > right after that I felt in the paper bag that the food was gone.
                                    > Maybe
                                    > > this is like some kind of sixth sense in the food world!
                                    > >
                                    > > Once I finish getting my new :-) computer set up, I'll add photos
                                    of
                                    > > this adventure to my gallery album. In the meantime, I'm thinking,
                                    > > "Pavitrata you should have warned me!! :-)"
                                    > >
                                    > > Sharani
                                    > >
                                    > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                    > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > Thanks, Sharani. I have decided to post some of my train
                                    > > experiences.
                                    > > > It appears there is interest in hearing the stories. Mother
                                    > Nature
                                    > > > has been very good to us in Alaska.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > She can be also be harsh. You mentioned bear killings. An
                                    > Anchorage
                                    > > > couple was killed by a predatory brown bear in the Arctic
                                    > National
                                    > > > Wildlife Preserve (ANWR)yesterday. They were experienced in
                                    > camping
                                    > > > and did everything right to protect themselves, but the bear
                                    > > attacked
                                    > > > without provocation. They were asleep in their tents. The key
                                    > > phrase
                                    > > > in wildlife is "wild".
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Palyati
                                    > > >
                                    > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                    > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > Hi Palyati,
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > I do enjoy hearing from you here. I can picture you on the
                                    > train,
                                    > > > eyes
                                    > > > > closed, then open and smiling. What a nice story! I'm grateful
                                    > > for
                                    > > > the
                                    > > > > moments you must be squeezing in to keep up with us given
                                    your
                                    > > > current
                                    > > > > schedule.
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > You have my terrific encouragement for pursuing an Alaska
                                    > album! I
                                    > > > > practically stumbled upon my first digital camera and it
                                    really
                                    > > > wasn't
                                    > > > > expensive for what it can do. If you want it and put the
                                    > > intention
                                    > > > out
                                    > > > > to the universe, I'm sure it will unfold perfectly.
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > Since I know all the class givers that came up to Alaska, it
                                    > > really
                                    > > > > lends a "family" aura for me of your story of coming to this
                                    > > path.
                                    > > > Now
                                    > > > > I am remembering having occasion to talk about Alaska with
                                    > Jamini
                                    > > in
                                    > > > > the context of another project some time back. You would be
                                    > worth
                                    > > a
                                    > > > > trip to the North Pole of course!
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > Sharani
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                    > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > > A close encounter of the deer kind. It's always nice to see
                                    > > > wildlife.
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > Speaking of close encounters, a few days ago I became aware
                                    > > that
                                    > > > the
                                    > > > > > engineer was blowing the horn repeatedly in an unusual spot.
                                    > > When
                                    > > > you
                                    > > > > > hear the horn as much as we do, it almost becomes
                                    inaudible.
                                    > I
                                    > > > looked
                                    > > > > > out to see a mama moose and her baby scampering away from
                                    the
                                    > > > tracks.
                                    > > > > > After I realized they were the reason for the horn, I leaned
                                    > > back
                                    > > > and
                                    > > > > > closed my eyes to give gratitude. A guest came up the stairs
                                    > > and
                                    > > > > > asked, "Are you sleeping?" Her friend actually said
                                    "Heavens,
                                    > > no.
                                    > > > > > She's meditating." All I could do was open my eyes and
                                    smile.
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > I do take photographs but many encounters are very quick
                                    > > because
                                    > > > of
                                    > > > > > the speed of the train. I also need to buy a different
                                    > camera.
                                    > > > That's
                                    > > > > > probably the biggest drawback. Perhaps I should attempt an
                                    > > Alaska
                                    > > > > > album.
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > My story of becoming a disciple is not that exciting or
                                    > exotic.
                                    > > I
                                    > > > had
                                    > > > > > been seeking after reading the classic, "Autobiography of a
                                    > > Yogi"
                                    > > > and
                                    > > > > > had been meditating daily for well over a year. At least I
                                    > > > thought I
                                    > > > > > was, but wasn't sure as I taught myself. So when I saw a
                                    > > workshop
                                    > > > for
                                    > > > > > free meditation classes, I figured I'd find out. Nayak,
                                    > Jamini,
                                    > > > > > Jagrata, and Sunamita came up to Anchorage, one every two
                                    > weeks
                                    > > > in
                                    > > > > > the summer of 1990 to give classes. In Nayak's first class,
                                    I
                                    > > was
                                    > > > > > sold and actually called him to find out how I could become
                                    a
                                    > > > > > student. Still can't imagine anyplace else I'd rather be.
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > Palyati
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > >
                                    > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                    > sharani_sharani
                                    > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > > > Palyati,
                                    > > > > > > I'm so glad you enjoy sharing about Alaska because I find
                                    > > your
                                    > > > posts
                                    > > > > > > truly interesting and enjoyable to read. Seeing a one day
                                    > old
                                    > > > moose!
                                    > > > > > > That would be quite a sight. On Sunday I was on an
                                    adventure
                                    > > to
                                    > > > > > find a
                                    > > > > > > radio station to tune in on my car radio which is playing
                                    > Sri
                                    > > > > > > Chinmoy's music for 12 weeks in tribute to his 12,000
                                    songs
                                    > > > > > > achievement. When I got off the highway because the
                                    station
                                    > > was
                                    > > > > > > finally tuning in, I saw a young deer run across the road
                                    > and
                                    > > > then
                                    > > > > > as
                                    > > > > > > I drove past it we kind of stared at each other. I was
                                    > > wishing
                                    > > > I had
                                    > > > > > > my camera with me but I didn't. Do you like to take
                                    > > > photographs?
                                    > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > I'm happy to hear that the dietary advice in the book is
                                    > > > helping.
                                    > > > > > Were
                                    > > > > > > you living in Alaska when you became a student of Sri
                                    > > Chinmoy?
                                    > > > I
                                    > > > > > would
                                    > > > > > > be fascinated to hear your story of how you found him as
                                    a
                                    > > > teacher,
                                    > > > > > > especially if it was in the context of the
                                    > Alaskan "Riviera".
                                    > >
                                    > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > Sharani :-)
                                    > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                    > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > > > > Hi Sharani,
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > I am familiar with Heather Lende as she's written
                                    columns
                                    > > for
                                    > > > our
                                    > > > > > > > local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which is
                                    in
                                    > > > > > southeast AK
                                    > > > > > > > and he loves it there. I'm not sure if the New York
                                    Times
                                    > > > ever
                                    > > > > > > > visited, but it is one of our bush towns. "Northern
                                    > > Exposure"
                                    > > > was
                                    > > > > > > > actually modeled after Talkeetn where the first few
                                    > > episodes
                                    > > > were
                                    > > > > > > > filmed. Alas, the actors did not like the isolation so
                                    > the
                                    > > > > > filming
                                    > > > > > > > was moved to Roslyn, Washington. Talkeetna is one of
                                    the
                                    > > > stops on
                                    > > > > > my
                                    > > > > > > > train run between Anchorage and Fairbanks. I also work
                                    > > > between
                                    > > > > > > > Whittier, a port in Prince William Sound, and Denali
                                    > > National
                                    > > > > > Park on
                                    > > > > > > > the days when ships arrive and depart. A few days ago
                                    the
                                    > > > > > engineer
                                    > > > > > > > stopped so we could enjoy a mama moose and her two
                                    > > newborns.
                                    > > > They
                                    > > > > > > > were gangly and had a hard time walking and still ruddy
                                    > > > colored
                                    > > > > > > > meaning they were only a day or two old and . The
                                    > > passengers
                                    > > > > > really
                                    > > > > > > > enjoyed seeing that! So did I!
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > A woman was recently attacked by a brown bear in Denali.
                                    > > She
                                    > > > and
                                    > > > > > her
                                    > > > > > > > husband got lost in a thicket and climbed onto a rock to
                                    > > try
                                    > > > to
                                    > > > > > find
                                    > > > > > > > the trail. Unfortunately it was the bear's rock. She
                                    was
                                    > > > injured,
                                    > > > > > but
                                    > > > > > > > not killed. We usually hear about a bear killing human.
                                    > It
                                    > > > does
                                    > > > > > > > happen a couple of times a year.
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > The book has helped a lot! Wow. I've changed my vitamin
                                    > > > routine,
                                    > > > > > got
                                    > > > > > > > some dark green powder and protein powder for
                                    smoothies,
                                    > > > added a
                                    > > > > > > > small amount of DHEA and make sure I have EmergenC and
                                    > > those
                                    > > > Pria
                                    > > > > > > > drinks on board with me. My insides have stopped
                                    > vibrating
                                    > > > from
                                    > > > > > > > exhaustion.
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > Unfortunately my schedule was changed due to a tunnel
                                    > > > collapse. I
                                    > > > > > was
                                    > > > > > > > hoping for three days off, but only got two. Ugh.
                                    > > > > > > > In another week, I should get three days when I can
                                    > really
                                    > > > > > > > regenerate.
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > Thanks for asking! I love sharing Alaska.
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > Palyati
                                    > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                    > > > sharani_sharani
                                    > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati,
                                    > > > > > > > > Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you
                                    > > mention.
                                    > > > I
                                    > > > > > sure
                                    > > > > > > > hope
                                    > > > > > > > > you're still finding the book's food advice helpful.
                                    > > Where
                                    > > > does
                                    > > > > > the
                                    > > > > > > > > glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on the
                                    > brain
                                    > > > > > because I
                                    > > > > > > > saw
                                    > > > > > > > > in the paper today that a bear killed a woman in
                                    > Alaska.
                                    > > > Now
                                    > > > > > that's
                                    > > > > > > > > sad news we know will travel all over the lower 48!
                                    > Also,
                                    > > > I'm
                                    > > > > > > > adding a
                                    > > > > > > > > book to our library collection today called "If you
                                    > lived
                                    > > > here,
                                    > > > > > I'd
                                    > > > > > > > > know your name : news from small-town Alaska." The
                                    > author
                                    > > > > > Heather
                                    > > > > > > > > Lende is a NPR commentator among other things. She
                                    lives
                                    > > in
                                    > > > > > Haines,
                                    > > > > > > > a
                                    > > > > > > > > town that the New York Times called "the real
                                    Northern
                                    > > > > > Exposure."
                                    > > > > > > > Are
                                    > > > > > > > > you familiar with her? The book looks great.
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > Sharani
                                    > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                    palyati
                                    > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > > > > > > Sri Chinmoy says
                                    > > > > > > > > > "To serve
                                    > > > > > > > > > And never be tired
                                    > > > > > > > > > Is love."
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse
                                    Hanley
                                    > > and
                                    > > > > > Nancy
                                    > > > > > > > > > Deville. It seems to have the information I am
                                    > looking
                                    > > > for.
                                    > > > > > Thank
                                    > > > > > > > > > You.
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop Tarts,
                                    > > which
                                    > > > are
                                    > > > > > too
                                    > > > > > > > > > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from them
                                    > > than
                                    > > > from
                                    > > > > > any
                                    > > > > > > > > > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar, Cliff,
                                    > > etc.
                                    > > > > > etc.
                                    > > > > > > > I've
                                    > > > > > > > > > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with
                                    > > success.
                                    > > > The
                                    > > > > > > > drink
                                    > > > > > > > > > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm a
                                    > little
                                    > > > tired
                                    > > > > > > > > today,
                                    > > > > > > > > > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty of
                                    > > energy
                                    > > > to
                                    > > > > > get
                                    > > > > > > > > > through the last couple of days of work while
                                    looking
                                    > > > forward
                                    > > > > > to
                                    > > > > > > > > > getting back to it tomorrow.
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > Why do I like my job so much to endure the long
                                    days?
                                    > > My
                                    > > > > > workplace
                                    > > > > > > > > is
                                    > > > > > > > > > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of Mt.
                                    > > > McKinley,
                                    > > > > > > > > glaciers,
                                    > > > > > > > > > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou,
                                    > > eagles,
                                    > > > > > salmon
                                    > > > > > > > and
                                    > > > > > > > > > wonderful people from all over the world, sometimes
                                    > all
                                    > > > on
                                    > > > > > the
                                    > > > > > > > same
                                    > > > > > > > > > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion.
                                    > Wouldn't
                                    > > > you?
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                    > > > bithika777
                                    > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > > > > > > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with
                                    the
                                    > > > names
                                    > > > > > of
                                    > > > > > > > the
                                    > > > > > > > > > > authors ... probably because she originally lent
                                    > me
                                    > > > the
                                    > > > > > book!
                                    > > > > > > > > > > Thanks Sarada!
                                    > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                    > > > sarada1007
                                    > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm
                                    > pretty
                                    > > > sure
                                    > > > > > it's
                                    > > > > > > > > the
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > latter (we both read the book a few years ago).
                                    > > The
                                    > > > > > authors
                                    > > > > > > > > are
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                                    > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > Sarada
                                    > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                    > > > > > > > sarah_inseattle
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two*
                                    > books
                                    > > > titled
                                    > > > > > > > > *Tired
                                    > > > > > > > > > > of
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and
                                    has
                                    > > a
                                    > > > > > subtitle
                                    > > > > > > > > to
                                    > > > > > > > > > do
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other was
                                    > > > written
                                    > > > > > by a
                                    > > > > > > > > pair
                                    > > > > > > > > > > of
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning
                                    > > > with "recuperate"
                                    > > > > > I
                                    > > > > > > > > > think.
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > Do
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > Gratitude,
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > Sarah
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > Seattle
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                    tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                    > > > palyati
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling my
                                    > > local
                                    > > > > > > > bookstore
                                    > > > > > > > > > to
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > see
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > if
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job.
                                    > > Thankfully,
                                    > > > it
                                    > > > > > is
                                    > > > > > > > > > > seasonal
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already
                                    > > experienced
                                    > > > > > burn
                                    > > > > > > > out
                                    > > > > > > > > > and
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > know
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking
                                    for
                                    > > a
                                    > > > > > little
                                    > > > > > > > > help
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > from
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > my
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > friends!
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > Gratefully,
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In
                                    > Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                    > > > > > > > bithika777
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I
                                    would
                                    > > > > > recommend a
                                    > > > > > > > > book
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is
                                    > about
                                    > > > > > adrenal
                                    > > > > > > > > > burnout
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > (can't
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure
                                    > you'll
                                    > > > find
                                    > > > > > it on
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > Amazon).
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > It
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last few
                                    > > > years,
                                    > > > > > and
                                    > > > > > > > one
                                    > > > > > > > > > that
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > it
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking,
                                    if
                                    > > you
                                    > > > > > don't
                                    > > > > > > > > give
                                    > > > > > > > > > it
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > some
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives you a
                                    > > good
                                    > > > > > > > education
                                    > > > > > > > > > as
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > what
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose it to
                                    > > long
                                    > > > > > hours,
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > standing,
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-standard
                                    > > > nutrition
                                    > > > > > etc
                                    > > > > > > > > over
                                    > > > > > > > > > a
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > period
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know
                                    how
                                    > to
                                    > > > read
                                    > > > > > the
                                    > > > > > > > > > > signs!
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > It
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for
                                    > maintaining
                                    > > > blood
                                    > > > > > > > sugar,
                                    > > > > > > > > > and
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease
                                    > stress
                                    > > > > > levels
                                    > > > > > > > and
                                    > > > > > > > > > find
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > a
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > sense
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are not a
                                    > > good
                                    > > > > > idea
                                    > > > > > > > for
                                    > > > > > > > > > any
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > period
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to
                                    meditate
                                    > > and
                                    > > > > > live a
                                    > > > > > > > > > joyful
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > balanced life!
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Kind regards
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                    > > tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                    > > > > > palyati
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours,
                                    > > 14-17
                                    > > > > > hours
                                    > > > > > > > per
                                    > > > > > > > > > day,
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > up
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > 12 of
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and
                                    > > emotionally
                                    > > > > > > > demanding
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > environment
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking. Whew!
                                    > > > Thankfully
                                    > > > > > > > this
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > schedule
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > is
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > not
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and
                                    > > sometimes
                                    > > > > > more.
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on
                                    easy
                                    > to
                                    > > > fix
                                    > > > > > > > energy
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > producing
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > snacks
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four
                                    > hours?
                                    > > I
                                    > > > do
                                    > > > > > not
                                    > > > > > > > do
                                    > > > > > > > > > > well
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > with
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sugar
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
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                                    Hi Sharani, I d like to start a flower garden of my own. I have a big back yard with lots of rocks and weeds, so I guess I have a challenge in front of me. I
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                                      Hi Sharani,

                                      I'd like to start a flower garden of my own. I have a big back yard
                                      with lots of rocks and weeds, so I guess I have a challenge in front
                                      of me.

                                      I would love to plant giant venus fly traps. And I mean giant. You
                                      know, the kind to make the mailperson think twice before delivering
                                      to your door. Any idea as to where I can get some seed?

                                      Just kidding (I think). But I am seriously interested in starting my
                                      own garden. Any suggestions on getting started?

                                      Thanks.

                                      Yours,



                                      Morris


                                      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > No, I didn't miss your story about the swan and the moose.
                                      > I'm remembering it now. I'm not so sure how well I've
                                      > internalized the wild in wildlife lesson even though my story
                                      > seems to display it. Oh well, I will at least be very careful
                                      > about naively feeding the "birds" and imagine your point
                                      > about the bread is well taken.
                                      >
                                      > If one wants to see pictures of my duck, egret, and maiden
                                      > swan feeding adventure, there are now some pictures in the
                                      > "Swans" sub-album in my gallery album. As the flowers in my
                                      > yard bloom, I've been adding to that flowers sub-album as
                                      > well --lavender, black-eyed susans, daylilies, roses. Stay
                                      > tuned for moonflowers which bloom at night and are incredibly
                                      > fragrant! They're another perennial in my yard that are on
                                      > their way but no buds yet.
                                      >
                                      > If you can get the link to load (be prepared for slower than
                                      > molasses), they are available at http://tinyurl.com/d4pak
                                      >
                                      > Waiting for more Alaska stories :-) Sharani
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                      > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > You now understand the wild in wildlife. Swans, as you now
                                      realize,
                                      > > are very aggressive, especially when guarding their brood.
                                      Another
                                      > > thing to consider is that if you are going to feed wildlife, try
                                      to
                                      > > find something that is closer to their natural nutrition. Bread
                                      is
                                      > > definitely not good for birds, however they don't know enough not
                                      > to
                                      > > eat it.
                                      > >
                                      > > Great story. It made me laugh because I knew what it was going to
                                      > > lead to. Cob attack! Did you miss my story about the trumpeter
                                      cob
                                      > > turning a bull moose around?
                                      > >
                                      > > Palyati
                                      > >
                                      > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                      > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > Oh boy! Alaska stories. Yes indeed there is interest in hearing
                                      > the
                                      > > > stories. I am in the middle of reading a fascinating book about
                                      a
                                      > > man
                                      > > > who befriended wild parrots in San Francisco which apparently
                                      has
                                      > > just
                                      > > > come out as a documentary film as well. I doubt I would ever
                                      come
                                      > > > across these interesting tidbits if it weren't for my job. Yes,
                                      > it's
                                      > > > another new addition to the library collection which I hijacked
                                      to
                                      > > > read :-) Because he eventually has the wild parrots eating out
                                      of
                                      > > his
                                      > > > hands and landing on his head, etc., I became more inclined to
                                      > try
                                      > > my
                                      > > > first feeding of the swans.
                                      > > >
                                      > > > I didn't set out to feed the swans, just to look for the
                                      cygnets
                                      > > that
                                      > > > I had photographed about a month ago. My day started with
                                      > breakfast
                                      > > at
                                      > > > the ocean. If you get to the nearby town beach before 9 a.m.,
                                      you
                                      > > > don't have to have a resident beach sticker to get in. The day
                                      was
                                      > > > supposed to be a scorcher so it seemed the right place to begin
                                      a
                                      > > hot
                                      > > > summer day. Then I went to the tiny pond and no swans or cygnets
                                      > to
                                      > > be
                                      > > > seen! When it comes to finding them, I'm pretty stubborn so I
                                      > > started
                                      > > > walking through the woods along a nearby larger pond which led
                                      > out
                                      > > the
                                      > > > ocean and another pond which was alongside that portion of the
                                      30
                                      > > mile
                                      > > > long bike path. I think I walked for nearly two hours. I saw
                                      ducks
                                      > > > crossing the road again, an egret and a few adult swans in the
                                      > > > distance, but no cygnets anywhere.
                                      > > >
                                      > > > Finally, I decided it was time to go home. Seeing that this area
                                      > is
                                      > > > still mostly unfamiliar to me, I decided to head in the right
                                      > > > direction down a different road than I had arrived on. Just a
                                      > short
                                      > > > distance up that road, there was another pond with a swan family
                                      > > > including two cygnets. I was practically a stone's throw away
                                      from
                                      > > > them when I first came looking that morning, but who knew? I
                                      felt
                                      > as
                                      > > > if I was getting another reminder to never give up! Cygnets at
                                      > last
                                      > > > and of course much bigger than the ones from a month ago.
                                      > > >
                                      > > > As it was now rather hot and a long time since breakfast, I
                                      > parked
                                      > > the
                                      > > > car and brought my camera and a Luna bar (energy bar) to stave
                                      > off
                                      > > my
                                      > > > hunger. The adult male seemed to have "food" radar and came
                                      > quickly
                                      > > > over to me. Thinking of the book I'd been reading, I shared my
                                      > Luna
                                      > > > bar with the swan. Maybe needless to say to those more
                                      experienced
                                      > > > than me, this brought him out of the water and practically
                                      > knocking
                                      > > me
                                      > > > over. He seemed to adore this sweet food. But how could I get
                                      the
                                      > > > mother swan and the cygnets to come over? They were at a good
                                      > > distance
                                      > > > and seemed oblivious to my adventure with their Dad. And a Luna
                                      > bar
                                      > > > isn't very much food. Remembering Pavitrata's words of advice
                                      some
                                      > > > time back "bring bread," I decided to leave, buy bread and come
                                      > > back.
                                      > > >
                                      > > > When I got back, I felt like I was trying to juggle several
                                      > > challenges
                                      > > > at once. The huge male swan insisted on staying close by and I
                                      > had
                                      > > to
                                      > > > constantly throw him little pieces of food to keep him from
                                      > > accosting
                                      > > > me. Mom and the cygnets came over but stayed more in the water.
                                      I
                                      > > > would throw bread and while the Dad was eating it, I would try
                                      to
                                      > > > sneak in a few photos. It was hard work and not so charming. If
                                      I
                                      > > > threw the bread a further distance to keep the swan from being
                                      on
                                      > > top
                                      > > > of me, he wouldn't see it. So I would try to slowly throw it
                                      > farther
                                      > > > and farther away. The photos were pretty haphazard. Throw
                                      several
                                      > > > fairly large turtles with red and yellow markings into the
                                      > recipe,
                                      > > and
                                      > > > I felt I had a taste of the "wild" in "wildlife" that day.
                                      > > Amazingly,
                                      > > > even before I realized that the bread was nearly gone, the male
                                      > swan
                                      > > > seemed to already know it. He headed towards the water at last
                                      and
                                      > > > right after that I felt in the paper bag that the food was
                                      gone.
                                      > > Maybe
                                      > > > this is like some kind of sixth sense in the food world!
                                      > > >
                                      > > > Once I finish getting my new :-) computer set up, I'll add
                                      photos
                                      > of
                                      > > > this adventure to my gallery album. In the meantime, I'm
                                      thinking,
                                      > > > "Pavitrata you should have warned me!! :-)"
                                      > > >
                                      > > > Sharani
                                      > > >
                                      > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                      > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > Thanks, Sharani. I have decided to post some of my train
                                      > > > experiences.
                                      > > > > It appears there is interest in hearing the stories. Mother
                                      > > Nature
                                      > > > > has been very good to us in Alaska.
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > She can be also be harsh. You mentioned bear killings. An
                                      > > Anchorage
                                      > > > > couple was killed by a predatory brown bear in the Arctic
                                      > > National
                                      > > > > Wildlife Preserve (ANWR)yesterday. They were experienced in
                                      > > camping
                                      > > > > and did everything right to protect themselves, but the bear
                                      > > > attacked
                                      > > > > without provocation. They were asleep in their tents. The key
                                      > > > phrase
                                      > > > > in wildlife is "wild".
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > Palyati
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                      sharani_sharani
                                      > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > Hi Palyati,
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > I do enjoy hearing from you here. I can picture you on the
                                      > > train,
                                      > > > > eyes
                                      > > > > > closed, then open and smiling. What a nice story! I'm
                                      grateful
                                      > > > for
                                      > > > > the
                                      > > > > > moments you must be squeezing in to keep up with us given
                                      > your
                                      > > > > current
                                      > > > > > schedule.
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > You have my terrific encouragement for pursuing an Alaska
                                      > > album! I
                                      > > > > > practically stumbled upon my first digital camera and it
                                      > really
                                      > > > > wasn't
                                      > > > > > expensive for what it can do. If you want it and put the
                                      > > > intention
                                      > > > > out
                                      > > > > > to the universe, I'm sure it will unfold perfectly.
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > Since I know all the class givers that came up to Alaska, it
                                      > > > really
                                      > > > > > lends a "family" aura for me of your story of coming to this
                                      > > > path.
                                      > > > > Now
                                      > > > > > I am remembering having occasion to talk about Alaska with
                                      > > Jamini
                                      > > > in
                                      > > > > > the context of another project some time back. You would be
                                      > > worth
                                      > > > a
                                      > > > > > trip to the North Pole of course!
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > Sharani
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                      > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > > A close encounter of the deer kind. It's always nice to
                                      see
                                      > > > > wildlife.
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > Speaking of close encounters, a few days ago I became
                                      aware
                                      > > > that
                                      > > > > the
                                      > > > > > > engineer was blowing the horn repeatedly in an unusual
                                      spot.
                                      > > > When
                                      > > > > you
                                      > > > > > > hear the horn as much as we do, it almost becomes
                                      > inaudible.
                                      > > I
                                      > > > > looked
                                      > > > > > > out to see a mama moose and her baby scampering away from
                                      > the
                                      > > > > tracks.
                                      > > > > > > After I realized they were the reason for the horn, I
                                      leaned
                                      > > > back
                                      > > > > and
                                      > > > > > > closed my eyes to give gratitude. A guest came up the
                                      stairs
                                      > > > and
                                      > > > > > > asked, "Are you sleeping?" Her friend actually said
                                      > "Heavens,
                                      > > > no.
                                      > > > > > > She's meditating." All I could do was open my eyes and
                                      > smile.
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > I do take photographs but many encounters are very quick
                                      > > > because
                                      > > > > of
                                      > > > > > > the speed of the train. I also need to buy a different
                                      > > camera.
                                      > > > > That's
                                      > > > > > > probably the biggest drawback. Perhaps I should attempt an
                                      > > > Alaska
                                      > > > > > > album.
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > My story of becoming a disciple is not that exciting or
                                      > > exotic.
                                      > > > I
                                      > > > > had
                                      > > > > > > been seeking after reading the classic, "Autobiography of
                                      a
                                      > > > Yogi"
                                      > > > > and
                                      > > > > > > had been meditating daily for well over a year. At least
                                      I
                                      > > > > thought I
                                      > > > > > > was, but wasn't sure as I taught myself. So when I saw a
                                      > > > workshop
                                      > > > > for
                                      > > > > > > free meditation classes, I figured I'd find out. Nayak,
                                      > > Jamini,
                                      > > > > > > Jagrata, and Sunamita came up to Anchorage, one every two
                                      > > weeks
                                      > > > > in
                                      > > > > > > the summer of 1990 to give classes. In Nayak's first
                                      class,
                                      > I
                                      > > > was
                                      > > > > > > sold and actually called him to find out how I could
                                      become
                                      > a
                                      > > > > > > student. Still can't imagine anyplace else I'd rather be.
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > Palyati
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                      > > sharani_sharani
                                      > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > Palyati,
                                      > > > > > > > I'm so glad you enjoy sharing about Alaska because I
                                      find
                                      > > > your
                                      > > > > posts
                                      > > > > > > > truly interesting and enjoyable to read. Seeing a one
                                      day
                                      > > old
                                      > > > > moose!
                                      > > > > > > > That would be quite a sight. On Sunday I was on an
                                      > adventure
                                      > > > to
                                      > > > > > > find a
                                      > > > > > > > radio station to tune in on my car radio which is
                                      playing
                                      > > Sri
                                      > > > > > > > Chinmoy's music for 12 weeks in tribute to his 12,000
                                      > songs
                                      > > > > > > > achievement. When I got off the highway because the
                                      > station
                                      > > > was
                                      > > > > > > > finally tuning in, I saw a young deer run across the
                                      road
                                      > > and
                                      > > > > then
                                      > > > > > > as
                                      > > > > > > > I drove past it we kind of stared at each other. I was
                                      > > > wishing
                                      > > > > I had
                                      > > > > > > > my camera with me but I didn't. Do you like to take
                                      > > > > photographs?
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > I'm happy to hear that the dietary advice in the book
                                      is
                                      > > > > helping.
                                      > > > > > > Were
                                      > > > > > > > you living in Alaska when you became a student of Sri
                                      > > > Chinmoy?
                                      > > > > I
                                      > > > > > > would
                                      > > > > > > > be fascinated to hear your story of how you found him as
                                      > a
                                      > > > > teacher,
                                      > > > > > > > especially if it was in the context of the
                                      > > Alaskan "Riviera".
                                      > > >
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > Sharani :-)
                                      > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                      > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > > Hi Sharani,
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > I am familiar with Heather Lende as she's written
                                      > columns
                                      > > > for
                                      > > > > our
                                      > > > > > > > > local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which is
                                      > in
                                      > > > > > > southeast AK
                                      > > > > > > > > and he loves it there. I'm not sure if the New York
                                      > Times
                                      > > > > ever
                                      > > > > > > > > visited, but it is one of our bush towns. "Northern
                                      > > > Exposure"
                                      > > > > was
                                      > > > > > > > > actually modeled after Talkeetn where the first few
                                      > > > episodes
                                      > > > > were
                                      > > > > > > > > filmed. Alas, the actors did not like the isolation
                                      so
                                      > > the
                                      > > > > > > filming
                                      > > > > > > > > was moved to Roslyn, Washington. Talkeetna is one of
                                      > the
                                      > > > > stops on
                                      > > > > > > my
                                      > > > > > > > > train run between Anchorage and Fairbanks. I also
                                      work
                                      > > > > between
                                      > > > > > > > > Whittier, a port in Prince William Sound, and Denali
                                      > > > National
                                      > > > > > > Park on
                                      > > > > > > > > the days when ships arrive and depart. A few days ago
                                      > the
                                      > > > > > > engineer
                                      > > > > > > > > stopped so we could enjoy a mama moose and her two
                                      > > > newborns.
                                      > > > > They
                                      > > > > > > > > were gangly and had a hard time walking and still
                                      ruddy
                                      > > > > colored
                                      > > > > > > > > meaning they were only a day or two old and . The
                                      > > > passengers
                                      > > > > > > really
                                      > > > > > > > > enjoyed seeing that! So did I!
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > A woman was recently attacked by a brown bear in
                                      Denali.
                                      > > > She
                                      > > > > and
                                      > > > > > > her
                                      > > > > > > > > husband got lost in a thicket and climbed onto a rock
                                      to
                                      > > > try
                                      > > > > to
                                      > > > > > > find
                                      > > > > > > > > the trail. Unfortunately it was the bear's rock. She
                                      > was
                                      > > > > injured,
                                      > > > > > > but
                                      > > > > > > > > not killed. We usually hear about a bear killing
                                      human.
                                      > > It
                                      > > > > does
                                      > > > > > > > > happen a couple of times a year.
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > The book has helped a lot! Wow. I've changed my
                                      vitamin
                                      > > > > routine,
                                      > > > > > > got
                                      > > > > > > > > some dark green powder and protein powder for
                                      > smoothies,
                                      > > > > added a
                                      > > > > > > > > small amount of DHEA and make sure I have EmergenC and
                                      > > > those
                                      > > > > Pria
                                      > > > > > > > > drinks on board with me. My insides have stopped
                                      > > vibrating
                                      > > > > from
                                      > > > > > > > > exhaustion.
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > Unfortunately my schedule was changed due to a tunnel
                                      > > > > collapse. I
                                      > > > > > > was
                                      > > > > > > > > hoping for three days off, but only got two. Ugh.
                                      > > > > > > > > In another week, I should get three days when I can
                                      > > really
                                      > > > > > > > > regenerate.
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > Thanks for asking! I love sharing Alaska.
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                      > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                      > > > > sharani_sharani
                                      > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati,
                                      > > > > > > > > > Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you
                                      > > > mention.
                                      > > > > I
                                      > > > > > > sure
                                      > > > > > > > > hope
                                      > > > > > > > > > you're still finding the book's food advice helpful.
                                      > > > Where
                                      > > > > does
                                      > > > > > > the
                                      > > > > > > > > > glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on the
                                      > > brain
                                      > > > > > > because I
                                      > > > > > > > > saw
                                      > > > > > > > > > in the paper today that a bear killed a woman in
                                      > > Alaska.
                                      > > > > Now
                                      > > > > > > that's
                                      > > > > > > > > > sad news we know will travel all over the lower 48!
                                      > > Also,
                                      > > > > I'm
                                      > > > > > > > > adding a
                                      > > > > > > > > > book to our library collection today called "If you
                                      > > lived
                                      > > > > here,
                                      > > > > > > I'd
                                      > > > > > > > > > know your name : news from small-town Alaska." The
                                      > > author
                                      > > > > > > Heather
                                      > > > > > > > > > Lende is a NPR commentator among other things. She
                                      > lives
                                      > > > in
                                      > > > > > > Haines,
                                      > > > > > > > > a
                                      > > > > > > > > > town that the New York Times called "the real
                                      > Northern
                                      > > > > > > Exposure."
                                      > > > > > > > > Are
                                      > > > > > > > > > you familiar with her? The book looks great.
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > Sharani
                                      > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                      > palyati
                                      > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > > > > Sri Chinmoy says
                                      > > > > > > > > > > "To serve
                                      > > > > > > > > > > And never be tired
                                      > > > > > > > > > > Is love."
                                      > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse
                                      > Hanley
                                      > > > and
                                      > > > > > > Nancy
                                      > > > > > > > > > > Deville. It seems to have the information I am
                                      > > looking
                                      > > > > for.
                                      > > > > > > Thank
                                      > > > > > > > > > > You.
                                      > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop
                                      Tarts,
                                      > > > which
                                      > > > > are
                                      > > > > > > too
                                      > > > > > > > > > > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from
                                      them
                                      > > > than
                                      > > > > from
                                      > > > > > > any
                                      > > > > > > > > > > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar,
                                      Cliff,
                                      > > > etc.
                                      > > > > > > etc.
                                      > > > > > > > > I've
                                      > > > > > > > > > > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with
                                      > > > success.
                                      > > > > The
                                      > > > > > > > > drink
                                      > > > > > > > > > > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm a
                                      > > little
                                      > > > > tired
                                      > > > > > > > > > today,
                                      > > > > > > > > > > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty of
                                      > > > energy
                                      > > > > to
                                      > > > > > > get
                                      > > > > > > > > > > through the last couple of days of work while
                                      > looking
                                      > > > > forward
                                      > > > > > > to
                                      > > > > > > > > > > getting back to it tomorrow.
                                      > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > Why do I like my job so much to endure the long
                                      > days?
                                      > > > My
                                      > > > > > > workplace
                                      > > > > > > > > > is
                                      > > > > > > > > > > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of Mt.
                                      > > > > McKinley,
                                      > > > > > > > > > glaciers,
                                      > > > > > > > > > > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou,
                                      > > > eagles,
                                      > > > > > > salmon
                                      > > > > > > > > and
                                      > > > > > > > > > > wonderful people from all over the world,
                                      sometimes
                                      > > all
                                      > > > > on
                                      > > > > > > the
                                      > > > > > > > > same
                                      > > > > > > > > > > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion.
                                      > > Wouldn't
                                      > > > > you?
                                      > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                                      > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                      > > > > bithika777
                                      > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct with
                                      > the
                                      > > > > names
                                      > > > > > > of
                                      > > > > > > > > the
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > authors ... probably because she originally
                                      lent
                                      > > me
                                      > > > > the
                                      > > > > > > book!
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks Sarada!
                                      > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                      > > > > sarada1007
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but I'm
                                      > > pretty
                                      > > > > sure
                                      > > > > > > it's
                                      > > > > > > > > > the
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > latter (we both read the book a few years
                                      ago).
                                      > > > The
                                      > > > > > > authors
                                      > > > > > > > > > are
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > Sarada
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In
                                      Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                      > > > > > > > > sarah_inseattle
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows *two*
                                      > > books
                                      > > > > titled
                                      > > > > > > > > > *Tired
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > of
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt and
                                      > has
                                      > > > a
                                      > > > > > > subtitle
                                      > > > > > > > > > to
                                      > > > > > > > > > > do
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other
                                      was
                                      > > > > written
                                      > > > > > > by a
                                      > > > > > > > > > pair
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > of
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning
                                      > > > > with "recuperate"
                                      > > > > > > I
                                      > > > > > > > > > > think.
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > Do
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > Gratitude,
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > Sarah
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > Seattle
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                      > tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                      > > > > palyati
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm calling
                                      my
                                      > > > local
                                      > > > > > > > > bookstore
                                      > > > > > > > > > > to
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > see
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > if
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job.
                                      > > > Thankfully,
                                      > > > > it
                                      > > > > > > is
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > seasonal
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already
                                      > > > experienced
                                      > > > > > > burn
                                      > > > > > > > > out
                                      > > > > > > > > > > and
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > know
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm asking
                                      > for
                                      > > > a
                                      > > > > > > little
                                      > > > > > > > > > help
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > from
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > my
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > friends!
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Gratefully,
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In
                                      > > Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                      > > > > > > > > bithika777
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I
                                      > would
                                      > > > > > > recommend a
                                      > > > > > > > > > book
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which is
                                      > > about
                                      > > > > > > adrenal
                                      > > > > > > > > > > burnout
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > (can't
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure
                                      > > you'll
                                      > > > > find
                                      > > > > > > it on
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > Amazon).
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > It
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last
                                      few
                                      > > > > years,
                                      > > > > > > and
                                      > > > > > > > > one
                                      > > > > > > > > > > that
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > it
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of taking,
                                      > if
                                      > > > you
                                      > > > > > > don't
                                      > > > > > > > > > give
                                      > > > > > > > > > > it
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > some
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives
                                      you a
                                      > > > good
                                      > > > > > > > > education
                                      > > > > > > > > > > as
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > what
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose it
                                      to
                                      > > > long
                                      > > > > > > hours,
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > standing,
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-
                                      standard
                                      > > > > nutrition
                                      > > > > > > etc
                                      > > > > > > > > > over
                                      > > > > > > > > > > a
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > period
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know
                                      > how
                                      > > to
                                      > > > > read
                                      > > > > > > the
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > signs!
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > It
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for
                                      > > maintaining
                                      > > > > blood
                                      > > > > > > > > sugar,
                                      > > > > > > > > > > and
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to decrease
                                      > > stress
                                      > > > > > > levels
                                      > > > > > > > > and
                                      > > > > > > > > > > find
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > a
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sense
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are
                                      not a
                                      > > > good
                                      > > > > > > idea
                                      > > > > > > > > for
                                      > > > > > > > > > > any
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > period
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to
                                      > meditate
                                      > > > and
                                      > > > > > > live a
                                      > > > > > > > > > > joyful
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > balanced life!
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Kind regards
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                      > > > tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                      > > > > > > palyati
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long hours,
                                      > > > 14-17
                                      > > > > > > hours
                                      > > > > > > > > per
                                      > > > > > > > > > > day,
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > up
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > 12 of
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and
                                      > > > emotionally
                                      > > > > > > > > demanding
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > environment
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking.
                                      Whew!
                                      > > > > Thankfully
                                      > > > > > > > > this
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > schedule
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > is
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > not
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and
                                      > > > sometimes
                                      > > > > > > more.
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on
                                      > easy
                                      > > to
                                      > > > > fix
                                      > > > > > > > > energy
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > producing
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > snacks
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after four
                                      > > hours?
                                      > > > I
                                      > > > > do
                                      > > > > > > not
                                      > > > > > > > > do
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > well
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > with
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sugar
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                      > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                    • sharani_sharani
                                      Hi Morris, Welcome back from the Harmony Run! I fear my advice to you may be woefully inadequate. I m not much of a gardening expert. The true green thumb in
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                                        Hi Morris,

                                        Welcome back from the Harmony Run! I fear my advice to you may be
                                        woefully inadequate. I'm not much of a gardening expert. The true
                                        green thumb in my family belongs to my Mom, who has taken education
                                        and internships to be a "master gardener." She landscaped the yard
                                        shortly after I bought a house. I had never even heard of a few of the
                                        flowering bushes and trees that we planted.

                                        These tips might be beyond rudimentary, but here goes. First, I would
                                        recommend planting some decorative grasses. You can find these more
                                        and more commonly for sale at nurseries or Home Depot, etc. They are
                                        quite striking and their only maintenance is to cut them back before
                                        winter.

                                        Then, my advice is to enlist your friends and neighbors who do
                                        gardening. Did you know that our regular here, Snehashila, has a
                                        fabulous garden? Or that Archee sprouts from a professional gardening
                                        family as well?) The reason for my advice is because many plants can
                                        be transplanted and started from cuttings or seeds. This is one of the
                                        nicest aspects of gardening for me. To look at my forsythia bush as it
                                        grows bigger and bigger each year and to know that it started from
                                        cuttings from a co-worker's bush in her yard. The moonflowers in my
                                        yard also started from seeds that she gave me. With moonflower you
                                        have to be a little bit careful though - it's poisonous if eaten.
                                        Since she has lots of grandchildren visiting her house, she
                                        no longer grows moonflowers. If someone has daylilies or hostas, these
                                        multiply like crazy and you can start them that way if someone can dig
                                        some of theirs up for you. My black-eyed susans came from my next door
                                        neighbor. These spread like wildfire so sometimes I'm digging them up
                                        like weeds before they take over the whole yard. So you see, the first
                                        step in gardening could be finding a friend or neighbor to help you
                                        get started for *free*.

                                        In the fall, you can plants bulbs for daffodils, tulips, crocuses,
                                        etc. the next spring. The biggest difficulty with bulbs is that the
                                        squirrels love to dig them up and eat them. This will make you pull
                                        your hair out! I planted tons of daffodils, tulips and crocuses one
                                        year, but mostly all I got was daffodils. For some reason, the
                                        squirrels leave the daffodil bulbs alone and demolish the tulips and
                                        crocuses. I even planted them with this powder that's supposed to
                                        deter the squirrels. As you see, it didn't make any difference.

                                        You will probably also need to find a nursery or greenhouse where you
                                        can buy a few annuals too. If it's shady, impatience is a standard.
                                        You're pretty far into the summer right now so I'm not sure if they
                                        still have lots of annuals available or if mid-summer is a good time
                                        to do planting. If you decide to spring for something like a small
                                        lilac bush or a rose bush, you might need help with digging the hole
                                        to plant it. Every slightly large bush or tree that I've bought was
                                        planted as a joint effort by my parents and myself.

                                        There is something truly magical about watching things grow and fill
                                        out as the years pass by. The dogwood, lilac, spruce trees and bushes
                                        that we put in have gotten so much taller in just 5 or 6 years.

                                        Lastly, you might want to get someone who knows their stuff to look at
                                        the soil in the yard and tell you the quality of your dirt. If it's
                                        not great, you could add some bags of soil when you plant. My sense is
                                        that if you live right in the neighborhood near the tennis court,
                                        Annam Brahma, etc, then the soil is probably fine as is. I constantly
                                        marvel at the lush gardens in this neighborhood.

                                        Well, either this advice will be information you already knew, or it
                                        will answer your question at least in part. My final words of advice
                                        are to lean towards perennials because they usually faithfully
                                        flourish without needing much TLC. As I'm sure you know, our
                                        lifestyles can be awfully hectic and plants that need lots of TLC can
                                        be a recipe for frustration. With perennials,I rarely water them
                                        beyond what they get when it rains. Once they're established plants,
                                        they manage just fine.

                                        I'll watch for you thumb's greenish tint :-)
                                        Sharani



                                        --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, morrisklein27
                                        <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > Hi Sharani,
                                        >
                                        > I'd like to start a flower garden of my own. I have a big back
                                        yard
                                        > with lots of rocks and weeds, so I guess I have a challenge in
                                        front
                                        > of me.
                                        >
                                        > I would love to plant giant venus fly traps. And I mean giant.
                                        You
                                        > know, the kind to make the mailperson think twice before delivering
                                        > to your door. Any idea as to where I can get some seed?
                                        >
                                        > Just kidding (I think). But I am seriously interested in starting
                                        my
                                        > own garden. Any suggestions on getting started?
                                        >
                                        > Thanks.
                                        >
                                        > Yours,
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > Morris
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                        > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > No, I didn't miss your story about the swan and the moose.
                                        > > I'm remembering it now. I'm not so sure how well I've
                                        > > internalized the wild in wildlife lesson even though my story
                                        > > seems to display it. Oh well, I will at least be very careful
                                        > > about naively feeding the "birds" and imagine your point
                                        > > about the bread is well taken.
                                        > >
                                        > > If one wants to see pictures of my duck, egret, and maiden
                                        > > swan feeding adventure, there are now some pictures in the
                                        > > "Swans" sub-album in my gallery album. As the flowers in my
                                        > > yard bloom, I've been adding to that flowers sub-album as
                                        > > well --lavender, black-eyed susans, daylilies, roses. Stay
                                        > > tuned for moonflowers which bloom at night and are incredibly
                                        > > fragrant! They're another perennial in my yard that are on
                                        > > their way but no buds yet.
                                        > >
                                        > > If you can get the link to load (be prepared for slower than
                                        > > molasses), they are available at http://tinyurl.com/d4pak
                                        > >
                                        > > Waiting for more Alaska stories :-) Sharani
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                        > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > You now understand the wild in wildlife. Swans, as you now
                                        > realize,
                                        > > > are very aggressive, especially when guarding their brood.
                                        > Another
                                        > > > thing to consider is that if you are going to feed wildlife,
                                        try
                                        > to
                                        > > > find something that is closer to their natural nutrition. Bread
                                        > is
                                        > > > definitely not good for birds, however they don't know enough
                                        not
                                        > > to
                                        > > > eat it.
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Great story. It made me laugh because I knew what it was going
                                        to
                                        > > > lead to. Cob attack! Did you miss my story about the trumpeter
                                        > cob
                                        > > > turning a bull moose around?
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Palyati
                                        > > >
                                        > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                        > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > Oh boy! Alaska stories. Yes indeed there is interest in
                                        hearing
                                        > > the
                                        > > > > stories. I am in the middle of reading a fascinating book
                                        about
                                        > a
                                        > > > man
                                        > > > > who befriended wild parrots in San Francisco which apparently
                                        > has
                                        > > > just
                                        > > > > come out as a documentary film as well. I doubt I would ever
                                        > come
                                        > > > > across these interesting tidbits if it weren't for my job.
                                        Yes,
                                        > > it's
                                        > > > > another new addition to the library collection which I
                                        hijacked
                                        > to
                                        > > > > read :-) Because he eventually has the wild parrots eating
                                        out
                                        > of
                                        > > > his
                                        > > > > hands and landing on his head, etc., I became more inclined to
                                        > > try
                                        > > > my
                                        > > > > first feeding of the swans.
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > I didn't set out to feed the swans, just to look for the
                                        > cygnets
                                        > > > that
                                        > > > > I had photographed about a month ago. My day started with
                                        > > breakfast
                                        > > > at
                                        > > > > the ocean. If you get to the nearby town beach before 9 a.m.,
                                        > you
                                        > > > > don't have to have a resident beach sticker to get in. The
                                        day
                                        > was
                                        > > > > supposed to be a scorcher so it seemed the right place to
                                        begin
                                        > a
                                        > > > hot
                                        > > > > summer day. Then I went to the tiny pond and no swans or
                                        cygnets
                                        > > to
                                        > > > be
                                        > > > > seen! When it comes to finding them, I'm pretty stubborn so I
                                        > > > started
                                        > > > > walking through the woods along a nearby larger pond which led
                                        > > out
                                        > > > the
                                        > > > > ocean and another pond which was alongside that portion of
                                        the
                                        > 30
                                        > > > mile
                                        > > > > long bike path. I think I walked for nearly two hours. I saw
                                        > ducks
                                        > > > > crossing the road again, an egret and a few adult swans in the
                                        > > > > distance, but no cygnets anywhere.
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > Finally, I decided it was time to go home. Seeing that this
                                        area
                                        > > is
                                        > > > > still mostly unfamiliar to me, I decided to head in the right
                                        > > > > direction down a different road than I had arrived on. Just a
                                        > > short
                                        > > > > distance up that road, there was another pond with a swan
                                        family
                                        > > > > including two cygnets. I was practically a stone's throw away
                                        > from
                                        > > > > them when I first came looking that morning, but who knew? I
                                        > felt
                                        > > as
                                        > > > > if I was getting another reminder to never give up! Cygnets at
                                        > > last
                                        > > > > and of course much bigger than the ones from a month ago.
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > As it was now rather hot and a long time since breakfast, I
                                        > > parked
                                        > > > the
                                        > > > > car and brought my camera and a Luna bar (energy bar) to stave
                                        > > off
                                        > > > my
                                        > > > > hunger. The adult male seemed to have "food" radar and came
                                        > > quickly
                                        > > > > over to me. Thinking of the book I'd been reading, I shared my
                                        > > Luna
                                        > > > > bar with the swan. Maybe needless to say to those more
                                        > experienced
                                        > > > > than me, this brought him out of the water and practically
                                        > > knocking
                                        > > > me
                                        > > > > over. He seemed to adore this sweet food. But how could I get
                                        > the
                                        > > > > mother swan and the cygnets to come over? They were at a good
                                        > > > distance
                                        > > > > and seemed oblivious to my adventure with their Dad. And a
                                        Luna
                                        > > bar
                                        > > > > isn't very much food. Remembering Pavitrata's words of advice
                                        > some
                                        > > > > time back "bring bread," I decided to leave, buy bread and
                                        come
                                        > > > back.
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > When I got back, I felt like I was trying to juggle several
                                        > > > challenges
                                        > > > > at once. The huge male swan insisted on staying close by and I
                                        > > had
                                        > > > to
                                        > > > > constantly throw him little pieces of food to keep him from
                                        > > > accosting
                                        > > > > me. Mom and the cygnets came over but stayed more in the
                                        water.
                                        > I
                                        > > > > would throw bread and while the Dad was eating it, I would
                                        try
                                        > to
                                        > > > > sneak in a few photos. It was hard work and not so charming.
                                        If
                                        > I
                                        > > > > threw the bread a further distance to keep the swan from
                                        being
                                        > on
                                        > > > top
                                        > > > > of me, he wouldn't see it. So I would try to slowly throw it
                                        > > farther
                                        > > > > and farther away. The photos were pretty haphazard. Throw
                                        > several
                                        > > > > fairly large turtles with red and yellow markings into the
                                        > > recipe,
                                        > > > and
                                        > > > > I felt I had a taste of the "wild" in "wildlife" that day.
                                        > > > Amazingly,
                                        > > > > even before I realized that the bread was nearly gone, the
                                        male
                                        > > swan
                                        > > > > seemed to already know it. He headed towards the water at
                                        last
                                        > and
                                        > > > > right after that I felt in the paper bag that the food was
                                        > gone.
                                        > > > Maybe
                                        > > > > this is like some kind of sixth sense in the food world!
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > Once I finish getting my new :-) computer set up, I'll add
                                        > photos
                                        > > of
                                        > > > > this adventure to my gallery album. In the meantime, I'm
                                        > thinking,
                                        > > > > "Pavitrata you should have warned me!! :-)"
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > Sharani
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                        > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > Thanks, Sharani. I have decided to post some of my train
                                        > > > > experiences.
                                        > > > > > It appears there is interest in hearing the stories. Mother
                                        > > > Nature
                                        > > > > > has been very good to us in Alaska.
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > She can be also be harsh. You mentioned bear killings. An
                                        > > > Anchorage
                                        > > > > > couple was killed by a predatory brown bear in the Arctic
                                        > > > National
                                        > > > > > Wildlife Preserve (ANWR)yesterday. They were experienced in
                                        > > > camping
                                        > > > > > and did everything right to protect themselves, but the bear
                                        > > > > attacked
                                        > > > > > without provocation. They were asleep in their tents. The
                                        key
                                        > > > > phrase
                                        > > > > > in wildlife is "wild".
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > Palyati
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                        > sharani_sharani
                                        > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > Hi Palyati,
                                        > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > I do enjoy hearing from you here. I can picture you on
                                        the
                                        > > > train,
                                        > > > > > eyes
                                        > > > > > > closed, then open and smiling. What a nice story! I'm
                                        > grateful
                                        > > > > for
                                        > > > > > the
                                        > > > > > > moments you must be squeezing in to keep up with us given
                                        > > your
                                        > > > > > current
                                        > > > > > > schedule.
                                        > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > You have my terrific encouragement for pursuing an Alaska
                                        > > > album! I
                                        > > > > > > practically stumbled upon my first digital camera and it
                                        > > really
                                        > > > > > wasn't
                                        > > > > > > expensive for what it can do. If you want it and put the
                                        > > > > intention
                                        > > > > > out
                                        > > > > > > to the universe, I'm sure it will unfold perfectly.
                                        > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > Since I know all the class givers that came up to Alaska,
                                        it
                                        > > > > really
                                        > > > > > > lends a "family" aura for me of your story of coming to
                                        this
                                        > > > > path.
                                        > > > > > Now
                                        > > > > > > I am remembering having occasion to talk about Alaska
                                        with
                                        > > > Jamini
                                        > > > > in
                                        > > > > > > the context of another project some time back. You would
                                        be
                                        > > > worth
                                        > > > > a
                                        > > > > > > trip to the North Pole of course!
                                        > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > Sharani
                                        > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                        > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > A close encounter of the deer kind. It's always nice to
                                        > see
                                        > > > > > wildlife.
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > Speaking of close encounters, a few days ago I became
                                        > aware
                                        > > > > that
                                        > > > > > the
                                        > > > > > > > engineer was blowing the horn repeatedly in an unusual
                                        > spot.
                                        > > > > When
                                        > > > > > you
                                        > > > > > > > hear the horn as much as we do, it almost becomes
                                        > > inaudible.
                                        > > > I
                                        > > > > > looked
                                        > > > > > > > out to see a mama moose and her baby scampering away
                                        from
                                        > > the
                                        > > > > > tracks.
                                        > > > > > > > After I realized they were the reason for the horn, I
                                        > leaned
                                        > > > > back
                                        > > > > > and
                                        > > > > > > > closed my eyes to give gratitude. A guest came up the
                                        > stairs
                                        > > > > and
                                        > > > > > > > asked, "Are you sleeping?" Her friend actually said
                                        > > "Heavens,
                                        > > > > no.
                                        > > > > > > > She's meditating." All I could do was open my eyes and
                                        > > smile.
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > I do take photographs but many encounters are very quick
                                        > > > > because
                                        > > > > > of
                                        > > > > > > > the speed of the train. I also need to buy a different
                                        > > > camera.
                                        > > > > > That's
                                        > > > > > > > probably the biggest drawback. Perhaps I should attempt
                                        an
                                        > > > > Alaska
                                        > > > > > > > album.
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > My story of becoming a disciple is not that exciting or
                                        > > > exotic.
                                        > > > > I
                                        > > > > > had
                                        > > > > > > > been seeking after reading the classic, "Autobiography
                                        of
                                        > a
                                        > > > > Yogi"
                                        > > > > > and
                                        > > > > > > > had been meditating daily for well over a year. At
                                        least
                                        > I
                                        > > > > > thought I
                                        > > > > > > > was, but wasn't sure as I taught myself. So when I saw a
                                        > > > > workshop
                                        > > > > > for
                                        > > > > > > > free meditation classes, I figured I'd find out. Nayak,
                                        > > > Jamini,
                                        > > > > > > > Jagrata, and Sunamita came up to Anchorage, one every
                                        two
                                        > > > weeks
                                        > > > > > in
                                        > > > > > > > the summer of 1990 to give classes. In Nayak's first
                                        > class,
                                        > > I
                                        > > > > was
                                        > > > > > > > sold and actually called him to find out how I could
                                        > become
                                        > > a
                                        > > > > > > > student. Still can't imagine anyplace else I'd rather
                                        be.
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > Palyati
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                        > > > sharani_sharani
                                        > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > > Palyati,
                                        > > > > > > > > I'm so glad you enjoy sharing about Alaska because I
                                        > find
                                        > > > > your
                                        > > > > > posts
                                        > > > > > > > > truly interesting and enjoyable to read. Seeing a one
                                        > day
                                        > > > old
                                        > > > > > moose!
                                        > > > > > > > > That would be quite a sight. On Sunday I was on an
                                        > > adventure
                                        > > > > to
                                        > > > > > > > find a
                                        > > > > > > > > radio station to tune in on my car radio which is
                                        > playing
                                        > > > Sri
                                        > > > > > > > > Chinmoy's music for 12 weeks in tribute to his 12,000
                                        > > songs
                                        > > > > > > > > achievement. When I got off the highway because the
                                        > > station
                                        > > > > was
                                        > > > > > > > > finally tuning in, I saw a young deer run across the
                                        > road
                                        > > > and
                                        > > > > > then
                                        > > > > > > > as
                                        > > > > > > > > I drove past it we kind of stared at each other. I was
                                        > > > > wishing
                                        > > > > > I had
                                        > > > > > > > > my camera with me but I didn't. Do you like to take
                                        > > > > > photographs?
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > I'm happy to hear that the dietary advice in the book
                                        > is
                                        > > > > > helping.
                                        > > > > > > > Were
                                        > > > > > > > > you living in Alaska when you became a student of Sri
                                        > > > > Chinmoy?
                                        > > > > > I
                                        > > > > > > > would
                                        > > > > > > > > be fascinated to hear your story of how you found him
                                        as
                                        > > a
                                        > > > > > teacher,
                                        > > > > > > > > especially if it was in the context of the
                                        > > > Alaskan "Riviera".
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > Sharani :-)
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                        palyati
                                        > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > > > Hi Sharani,
                                        > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > I am familiar with Heather Lende as she's written
                                        > > columns
                                        > > > > for
                                        > > > > > our
                                        > > > > > > > > > local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which
                                        is
                                        > > in
                                        > > > > > > > southeast AK
                                        > > > > > > > > > and he loves it there. I'm not sure if the New York
                                        > > Times
                                        > > > > > ever
                                        > > > > > > > > > visited, but it is one of our bush towns. "Northern
                                        > > > > Exposure"
                                        > > > > > was
                                        > > > > > > > > > actually modeled after Talkeetn where the first few
                                        > > > > episodes
                                        > > > > > were
                                        > > > > > > > > > filmed. Alas, the actors did not like the isolation
                                        > so
                                        > > > the
                                        > > > > > > > filming
                                        > > > > > > > > > was moved to Roslyn, Washington. Talkeetna is one of
                                        > > the
                                        > > > > > stops on
                                        > > > > > > > my
                                        > > > > > > > > > train run between Anchorage and Fairbanks. I also
                                        > work
                                        > > > > > between
                                        > > > > > > > > > Whittier, a port in Prince William Sound, and Denali
                                        > > > > National
                                        > > > > > > > Park on
                                        > > > > > > > > > the days when ships arrive and depart. A few days
                                        ago
                                        > > the
                                        > > > > > > > engineer
                                        > > > > > > > > > stopped so we could enjoy a mama moose and her two
                                        > > > > newborns.
                                        > > > > > They
                                        > > > > > > > > > were gangly and had a hard time walking and still
                                        > ruddy
                                        > > > > > colored
                                        > > > > > > > > > meaning they were only a day or two old and . The
                                        > > > > passengers
                                        > > > > > > > really
                                        > > > > > > > > > enjoyed seeing that! So did I!
                                        > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > A woman was recently attacked by a brown bear in
                                        > Denali.
                                        > > > > She
                                        > > > > > and
                                        > > > > > > > her
                                        > > > > > > > > > husband got lost in a thicket and climbed onto a
                                        rock
                                        > to
                                        > > > > try
                                        > > > > > to
                                        > > > > > > > find
                                        > > > > > > > > > the trail. Unfortunately it was the bear's rock. She
                                        > > was
                                        > > > > > injured,
                                        > > > > > > > but
                                        > > > > > > > > > not killed. We usually hear about a bear killing
                                        > human.
                                        > > > It
                                        > > > > > does
                                        > > > > > > > > > happen a couple of times a year.
                                        > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > The book has helped a lot! Wow. I've changed my
                                        > vitamin
                                        > > > > > routine,
                                        > > > > > > > got
                                        > > > > > > > > > some dark green powder and protein powder for
                                        > > smoothies,
                                        > > > > > added a
                                        > > > > > > > > > small amount of DHEA and make sure I have EmergenC
                                        and
                                        > > > > those
                                        > > > > > Pria
                                        > > > > > > > > > drinks on board with me. My insides have stopped
                                        > > > vibrating
                                        > > > > > from
                                        > > > > > > > > > exhaustion.
                                        > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > Unfortunately my schedule was changed due to a
                                        tunnel
                                        > > > > > collapse. I
                                        > > > > > > > was
                                        > > > > > > > > > hoping for three days off, but only got two. Ugh.
                                        > > > > > > > > > In another week, I should get three days when I can
                                        > > > really
                                        > > > > > > > > > regenerate.
                                        > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > Thanks for asking! I love sharing Alaska.
                                        > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                        > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                        > > > > > sharani_sharani
                                        > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati,
                                        > > > > > > > > > > Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as you
                                        > > > > mention.
                                        > > > > > I
                                        > > > > > > > sure
                                        > > > > > > > > > hope
                                        > > > > > > > > > > you're still finding the book's food advice
                                        helpful.
                                        > > > > Where
                                        > > > > > does
                                        > > > > > > > the
                                        > > > > > > > > > > glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on
                                        the
                                        > > > brain
                                        > > > > > > > because I
                                        > > > > > > > > > saw
                                        > > > > > > > > > > in the paper today that a bear killed a woman in
                                        > > > Alaska.
                                        > > > > > Now
                                        > > > > > > > that's
                                        > > > > > > > > > > sad news we know will travel all over the lower
                                        48!
                                        > > > Also,
                                        > > > > > I'm
                                        > > > > > > > > > adding a
                                        > > > > > > > > > > book to our library collection today called "If
                                        you
                                        > > > lived
                                        > > > > > here,
                                        > > > > > > > I'd
                                        > > > > > > > > > > know your name : news from small-town Alaska."
                                        The
                                        > > > author
                                        > > > > > > > Heather
                                        > > > > > > > > > > Lende is a NPR commentator among other things. She
                                        > > lives
                                        > > > > in
                                        > > > > > > > Haines,
                                        > > > > > > > > > a
                                        > > > > > > > > > > town that the New York Times called "the real
                                        > > Northern
                                        > > > > > > > Exposure."
                                        > > > > > > > > > Are
                                        > > > > > > > > > > you familiar with her? The book looks great.
                                        > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > Sharani
                                        > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                        > > palyati
                                        > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > Sri Chinmoy says
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > "To serve
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > And never be tired
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > Is love."
                                        > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse
                                        > > Hanley
                                        > > > > and
                                        > > > > > > > Nancy
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > Deville. It seems to have the information I am
                                        > > > looking
                                        > > > > > for.
                                        > > > > > > > Thank
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > You.
                                        > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop
                                        > Tarts,
                                        > > > > which
                                        > > > > > are
                                        > > > > > > > too
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy from
                                        > them
                                        > > > > than
                                        > > > > > from
                                        > > > > > > > any
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar,
                                        > Cliff,
                                        > > > > etc.
                                        > > > > > > > etc.
                                        > > > > > > > > > I've
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure with
                                        > > > > success.
                                        > > > > > The
                                        > > > > > > > > > drink
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm
                                        a
                                        > > > little
                                        > > > > > tired
                                        > > > > > > > > > > today,
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty
                                        of
                                        > > > > energy
                                        > > > > > to
                                        > > > > > > > get
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > through the last couple of days of work while
                                        > > looking
                                        > > > > > forward
                                        > > > > > > > to
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > getting back to it tomorrow.
                                        > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > Why do I like my job so much to endure the long
                                        > > days?
                                        > > > > My
                                        > > > > > > > workplace
                                        > > > > > > > > > > is
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of
                                        Mt.
                                        > > > > > McKinley,
                                        > > > > > > > > > > glaciers,
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep, caribou,
                                        > > > > eagles,
                                        > > > > > > > salmon
                                        > > > > > > > > > and
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > wonderful people from all over the world,
                                        > sometimes
                                        > > > all
                                        > > > > > on
                                        > > > > > > > the
                                        > > > > > > > > > same
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion.
                                        > > > Wouldn't
                                        > > > > > you?
                                        > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                                        > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                        > > > > > bithika777
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct
                                        with
                                        > > the
                                        > > > > > names
                                        > > > > > > > of
                                        > > > > > > > > > the
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > authors ... probably because she originally
                                        > lent
                                        > > > me
                                        > > > > > the
                                        > > > > > > > book!
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks Sarada!
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                        tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                        > > > > > sarada1007
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but
                                        I'm
                                        > > > pretty
                                        > > > > > sure
                                        > > > > > > > it's
                                        > > > > > > > > > > the
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > latter (we both read the book a few years
                                        > ago).
                                        > > > > The
                                        > > > > > > > authors
                                        > > > > > > > > > > are
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > Sarada
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In
                                        > Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                        > > > > > > > > > sarah_inseattle
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows
                                        *two*
                                        > > > books
                                        > > > > > titled
                                        > > > > > > > > > > *Tired
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > of
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt
                                        and
                                        > > has
                                        > > > > a
                                        > > > > > > > subtitle
                                        > > > > > > > > > > to
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > do
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The other
                                        > was
                                        > > > > > written
                                        > > > > > > > by a
                                        > > > > > > > > > > pair
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > of
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning
                                        > > > > > with "recuperate"
                                        > > > > > > > I
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > think.
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > Do
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Gratitude,
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Sarah
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Seattle
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                        > > tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                        > > > > > palyati
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm
                                        calling
                                        > my
                                        > > > > local
                                        > > > > > > > > > bookstore
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > see
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > if
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job.
                                        > > > > Thankfully,
                                        > > > > > it
                                        > > > > > > > is
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > seasonal
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already
                                        > > > > experienced
                                        > > > > > > > burn
                                        > > > > > > > > > out
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > and
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > know
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm
                                        asking
                                        > > for
                                        > > > > a
                                        > > > > > > > little
                                        > > > > > > > > > > help
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > from
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > my
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > friends!
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Gratefully,
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In
                                        > > > Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                        > > > > > > > > > bithika777
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I
                                        > > would
                                        > > > > > > > recommend a
                                        > > > > > > > > > > book
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which
                                        is
                                        > > > about
                                        > > > > > > > adrenal
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > burnout
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > (can't
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am sure
                                        > > > you'll
                                        > > > > > find
                                        > > > > > > > it on
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > Amazon).
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > It
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the last
                                        > few
                                        > > > > > years,
                                        > > > > > > > and
                                        > > > > > > > > > one
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > that
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > it
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of
                                        taking,
                                        > > if
                                        > > > > you
                                        > > > > > > > don't
                                        > > > > > > > > > > give
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > it
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > some
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it gives
                                        > you a
                                        > > > > good
                                        > > > > > > > > > education
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > as
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > what
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose
                                        it
                                        > to
                                        > > > > long
                                        > > > > > > > hours,
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > standing,
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-
                                        > standard
                                        > > > > > nutrition
                                        > > > > > > > etc
                                        > > > > > > > > > > over
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > a
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > period
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to know
                                        > > how
                                        > > > to
                                        > > > > > read
                                        > > > > > > > the
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > signs!
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > It
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for
                                        > > > maintaining
                                        > > > > > blood
                                        > > > > > > > > > sugar,
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > and
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to
                                        decrease
                                        > > > stress
                                        > > > > > > > levels
                                        > > > > > > > > > and
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > find
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > a
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sense
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days are
                                        > not a
                                        > > > > good
                                        > > > > > > > idea
                                        > > > > > > > > > for
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > any
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > period
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to
                                        > > meditate
                                        > > > > and
                                        > > > > > > > live a
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > joyful
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > balanced life!
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > With all best wishes for your health.
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Kind regards
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                        > > > > tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                        > > > > > > > palyati
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long
                                        hours,
                                        > > > > 14-17
                                        > > > > > > > hours
                                        > > > > > > > > > per
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > day,
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > up
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > 12 of
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and
                                        > > > > emotionally
                                        > > > > > > > > > demanding
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > environment
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking.
                                        > Whew!
                                        > > > > > Thankfully
                                        > > > > > > > > > this
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > schedule
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > is
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > not
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and
                                        > > > > sometimes
                                        > > > > > > > more.
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions on
                                        > > easy
                                        > > > to
                                        > > > > > fix
                                        > > > > > > > > > energy
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > producing
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > snacks
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after
                                        four
                                        > > > hours?
                                        > > > > I
                                        > > > > > do
                                        > > > > > > > not
                                        > > > > > > > > > do
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > well
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > with
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sugar
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                      • morrisklein27
                                        Dear Sharani, Thank you so much for the information and encouragement! I ll let you know what happens! I particularly love black eyed susans. They were the
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                                          Dear Sharani,

                                          Thank you so much for the information and encouragement! I'll let
                                          you know what happens!

                                          I particularly love black eyed susans. They were the flowers my mom
                                          loved the most. I love how so many flowers have colorful, poetic
                                          names.

                                          Thank you again, Sharani.




                                          Morris






                                          --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                          <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > Hi Morris,
                                          >
                                          > Welcome back from the Harmony Run! I fear my advice to you may be
                                          > woefully inadequate. I'm not much of a gardening expert. The true
                                          > green thumb in my family belongs to my Mom, who has taken education
                                          > and internships to be a "master gardener." She landscaped the yard
                                          > shortly after I bought a house. I had never even heard of a few of
                                          the
                                          > flowering bushes and trees that we planted.
                                          >
                                          > These tips might be beyond rudimentary, but here goes. First, I
                                          would
                                          > recommend planting some decorative grasses. You can find these more
                                          > and more commonly for sale at nurseries or Home Depot, etc. They are
                                          > quite striking and their only maintenance is to cut them back before
                                          > winter.
                                          >
                                          > Then, my advice is to enlist your friends and neighbors who do
                                          > gardening. Did you know that our regular here, Snehashila, has a
                                          > fabulous garden? Or that Archee sprouts from a professional
                                          gardening
                                          > family as well?) The reason for my advice is because many plants
                                          can
                                          > be transplanted and started from cuttings or seeds. This is one of
                                          the
                                          > nicest aspects of gardening for me. To look at my forsythia bush as
                                          it
                                          > grows bigger and bigger each year and to know that it started from
                                          > cuttings from a co-worker's bush in her yard. The moonflowers in my
                                          > yard also started from seeds that she gave me. With moonflower you
                                          > have to be a little bit careful though - it's poisonous if eaten.
                                          > Since she has lots of grandchildren visiting her house, she
                                          > no longer grows moonflowers. If someone has daylilies or hostas,
                                          these
                                          > multiply like crazy and you can start them that way if someone can
                                          dig
                                          > some of theirs up for you. My black-eyed susans came from my next
                                          door
                                          > neighbor. These spread like wildfire so sometimes I'm digging them
                                          up
                                          > like weeds before they take over the whole yard. So you see, the
                                          first
                                          > step in gardening could be finding a friend or neighbor to help you
                                          > get started for *free*.
                                          >
                                          > In the fall, you can plants bulbs for daffodils, tulips, crocuses,
                                          > etc. the next spring. The biggest difficulty with bulbs is that the
                                          > squirrels love to dig them up and eat them. This will make you pull
                                          > your hair out! I planted tons of daffodils, tulips and crocuses one
                                          > year, but mostly all I got was daffodils. For some reason, the
                                          > squirrels leave the daffodil bulbs alone and demolish the tulips and
                                          > crocuses. I even planted them with this powder that's supposed to
                                          > deter the squirrels. As you see, it didn't make any difference.
                                          >
                                          > You will probably also need to find a nursery or greenhouse where
                                          you
                                          > can buy a few annuals too. If it's shady, impatience is a standard.
                                          > You're pretty far into the summer right now so I'm not sure if they
                                          > still have lots of annuals available or if mid-summer is a good time
                                          > to do planting. If you decide to spring for something like a small
                                          > lilac bush or a rose bush, you might need help with digging the hole
                                          > to plant it. Every slightly large bush or tree that I've bought was
                                          > planted as a joint effort by my parents and myself.
                                          >
                                          > There is something truly magical about watching things grow and fill
                                          > out as the years pass by. The dogwood, lilac, spruce trees and
                                          bushes
                                          > that we put in have gotten so much taller in just 5 or 6 years.
                                          >
                                          > Lastly, you might want to get someone who knows their stuff to look
                                          at
                                          > the soil in the yard and tell you the quality of your dirt. If it's
                                          > not great, you could add some bags of soil when you plant. My sense
                                          is
                                          > that if you live right in the neighborhood near the tennis court,
                                          > Annam Brahma, etc, then the soil is probably fine as is. I
                                          constantly
                                          > marvel at the lush gardens in this neighborhood.
                                          >
                                          > Well, either this advice will be information you already knew, or it
                                          > will answer your question at least in part. My final words of advice
                                          > are to lean towards perennials because they usually faithfully
                                          > flourish without needing much TLC. As I'm sure you know, our
                                          > lifestyles can be awfully hectic and plants that need lots of TLC
                                          can
                                          > be a recipe for frustration. With perennials,I rarely water them
                                          > beyond what they get when it rains. Once they're established plants,
                                          > they manage just fine.
                                          >
                                          > I'll watch for you thumb's greenish tint :-)
                                          > Sharani
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, morrisklein27
                                          > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > > Hi Sharani,
                                          > >
                                          > > I'd like to start a flower garden of my own. I have a big back
                                          > yard
                                          > > with lots of rocks and weeds, so I guess I have a challenge in
                                          > front
                                          > > of me.
                                          > >
                                          > > I would love to plant giant venus fly traps. And I mean giant.
                                          > You
                                          > > know, the kind to make the mailperson think twice before
                                          delivering
                                          > > to your door. Any idea as to where I can get some seed?
                                          > >
                                          > > Just kidding (I think). But I am seriously interested in starting
                                          > my
                                          > > own garden. Any suggestions on getting started?
                                          > >
                                          > > Thanks.
                                          > >
                                          > > Yours,
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > > Morris
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
                                          > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > No, I didn't miss your story about the swan and the moose.
                                          > > > I'm remembering it now. I'm not so sure how well I've
                                          > > > internalized the wild in wildlife lesson even though my story
                                          > > > seems to display it. Oh well, I will at least be very careful
                                          > > > about naively feeding the "birds" and imagine your point
                                          > > > about the bread is well taken.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > If one wants to see pictures of my duck, egret, and maiden
                                          > > > swan feeding adventure, there are now some pictures in the
                                          > > > "Swans" sub-album in my gallery album. As the flowers in my
                                          > > > yard bloom, I've been adding to that flowers sub-album as
                                          > > > well --lavender, black-eyed susans, daylilies, roses. Stay
                                          > > > tuned for moonflowers which bloom at night and are incredibly
                                          > > > fragrant! They're another perennial in my yard that are on
                                          > > > their way but no buds yet.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > If you can get the link to load (be prepared for slower than
                                          > > > molasses), they are available at http://tinyurl.com/d4pak
                                          > > >
                                          > > > Waiting for more Alaska stories :-) Sharani
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                          > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > You now understand the wild in wildlife. Swans, as you now
                                          > > realize,
                                          > > > > are very aggressive, especially when guarding their brood.
                                          > > Another
                                          > > > > thing to consider is that if you are going to feed wildlife,
                                          > try
                                          > > to
                                          > > > > find something that is closer to their natural nutrition.
                                          Bread
                                          > > is
                                          > > > > definitely not good for birds, however they don't know enough
                                          > not
                                          > > > to
                                          > > > > eat it.
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > Great story. It made me laugh because I knew what it was going
                                          > to
                                          > > > > lead to. Cob attack! Did you miss my story about the
                                          trumpeter
                                          > > cob
                                          > > > > turning a bull moose around?
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > Palyati
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                          sharani_sharani
                                          > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > Oh boy! Alaska stories. Yes indeed there is interest in
                                          > hearing
                                          > > > the
                                          > > > > > stories. I am in the middle of reading a fascinating book
                                          > about
                                          > > a
                                          > > > > man
                                          > > > > > who befriended wild parrots in San Francisco which
                                          apparently
                                          > > has
                                          > > > > just
                                          > > > > > come out as a documentary film as well. I doubt I would
                                          ever
                                          > > come
                                          > > > > > across these interesting tidbits if it weren't for my job.
                                          > Yes,
                                          > > > it's
                                          > > > > > another new addition to the library collection which I
                                          > hijacked
                                          > > to
                                          > > > > > read :-) Because he eventually has the wild parrots eating
                                          > out
                                          > > of
                                          > > > > his
                                          > > > > > hands and landing on his head, etc., I became more inclined
                                          to
                                          > > > try
                                          > > > > my
                                          > > > > > first feeding of the swans.
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > I didn't set out to feed the swans, just to look for the
                                          > > cygnets
                                          > > > > that
                                          > > > > > I had photographed about a month ago. My day started with
                                          > > > breakfast
                                          > > > > at
                                          > > > > > the ocean. If you get to the nearby town beach before 9
                                          a.m.,
                                          > > you
                                          > > > > > don't have to have a resident beach sticker to get in. The
                                          > day
                                          > > was
                                          > > > > > supposed to be a scorcher so it seemed the right place to
                                          > begin
                                          > > a
                                          > > > > hot
                                          > > > > > summer day. Then I went to the tiny pond and no swans or
                                          > cygnets
                                          > > > to
                                          > > > > be
                                          > > > > > seen! When it comes to finding them, I'm pretty stubborn so
                                          I
                                          > > > > started
                                          > > > > > walking through the woods along a nearby larger pond which
                                          led
                                          > > > out
                                          > > > > the
                                          > > > > > ocean and another pond which was alongside that portion of
                                          > the
                                          > > 30
                                          > > > > mile
                                          > > > > > long bike path. I think I walked for nearly two hours. I
                                          saw
                                          > > ducks
                                          > > > > > crossing the road again, an egret and a few adult swans in
                                          the
                                          > > > > > distance, but no cygnets anywhere.
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > Finally, I decided it was time to go home. Seeing that this
                                          > area
                                          > > > is
                                          > > > > > still mostly unfamiliar to me, I decided to head in the
                                          right
                                          > > > > > direction down a different road than I had arrived on. Just
                                          a
                                          > > > short
                                          > > > > > distance up that road, there was another pond with a swan
                                          > family
                                          > > > > > including two cygnets. I was practically a stone's throw
                                          away
                                          > > from
                                          > > > > > them when I first came looking that morning, but who knew?
                                          I
                                          > > felt
                                          > > > as
                                          > > > > > if I was getting another reminder to never give up! Cygnets
                                          at
                                          > > > last
                                          > > > > > and of course much bigger than the ones from a month ago.
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > As it was now rather hot and a long time since breakfast, I
                                          > > > parked
                                          > > > > the
                                          > > > > > car and brought my camera and a Luna bar (energy bar) to
                                          stave
                                          > > > off
                                          > > > > my
                                          > > > > > hunger. The adult male seemed to have "food" radar and came
                                          > > > quickly
                                          > > > > > over to me. Thinking of the book I'd been reading, I shared
                                          my
                                          > > > Luna
                                          > > > > > bar with the swan. Maybe needless to say to those more
                                          > > experienced
                                          > > > > > than me, this brought him out of the water and practically
                                          > > > knocking
                                          > > > > me
                                          > > > > > over. He seemed to adore this sweet food. But how could I
                                          get
                                          > > the
                                          > > > > > mother swan and the cygnets to come over? They were at a
                                          good
                                          > > > > distance
                                          > > > > > and seemed oblivious to my adventure with their Dad. And a
                                          > Luna
                                          > > > bar
                                          > > > > > isn't very much food. Remembering Pavitrata's words of
                                          advice
                                          > > some
                                          > > > > > time back "bring bread," I decided to leave, buy bread and
                                          > come
                                          > > > > back.
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > When I got back, I felt like I was trying to juggle several
                                          > > > > challenges
                                          > > > > > at once. The huge male swan insisted on staying close by
                                          and I
                                          > > > had
                                          > > > > to
                                          > > > > > constantly throw him little pieces of food to keep him from
                                          > > > > accosting
                                          > > > > > me. Mom and the cygnets came over but stayed more in the
                                          > water.
                                          > > I
                                          > > > > > would throw bread and while the Dad was eating it, I would
                                          > try
                                          > > to
                                          > > > > > sneak in a few photos. It was hard work and not so charming.
                                          > If
                                          > > I
                                          > > > > > threw the bread a further distance to keep the swan from
                                          > being
                                          > > on
                                          > > > > top
                                          > > > > > of me, he wouldn't see it. So I would try to slowly throw it
                                          > > > farther
                                          > > > > > and farther away. The photos were pretty haphazard. Throw
                                          > > several
                                          > > > > > fairly large turtles with red and yellow markings into the
                                          > > > recipe,
                                          > > > > and
                                          > > > > > I felt I had a taste of the "wild" in "wildlife" that day.
                                          > > > > Amazingly,
                                          > > > > > even before I realized that the bread was nearly gone, the
                                          > male
                                          > > > swan
                                          > > > > > seemed to already know it. He headed towards the water at
                                          > last
                                          > > and
                                          > > > > > right after that I felt in the paper bag that the food was
                                          > > gone.
                                          > > > > Maybe
                                          > > > > > this is like some kind of sixth sense in the food world!
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > Once I finish getting my new :-) computer set up, I'll add
                                          > > photos
                                          > > > of
                                          > > > > > this adventure to my gallery album. In the meantime, I'm
                                          > > thinking,
                                          > > > > > "Pavitrata you should have warned me!! :-)"
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > Sharani
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                          > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > Thanks, Sharani. I have decided to post some of my train
                                          > > > > > experiences.
                                          > > > > > > It appears there is interest in hearing the stories.
                                          Mother
                                          > > > > Nature
                                          > > > > > > has been very good to us in Alaska.
                                          > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > She can be also be harsh. You mentioned bear killings. An
                                          > > > > Anchorage
                                          > > > > > > couple was killed by a predatory brown bear in the Arctic
                                          > > > > National
                                          > > > > > > Wildlife Preserve (ANWR)yesterday. They were experienced
                                          in
                                          > > > > camping
                                          > > > > > > and did everything right to protect themselves, but the
                                          bear
                                          > > > > > attacked
                                          > > > > > > without provocation. They were asleep in their tents. The
                                          > key
                                          > > > > > phrase
                                          > > > > > > in wildlife is "wild".
                                          > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > Palyati
                                          > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                          > > sharani_sharani
                                          > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > Hi Palyati,
                                          > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > I do enjoy hearing from you here. I can picture you on
                                          > the
                                          > > > > train,
                                          > > > > > > eyes
                                          > > > > > > > closed, then open and smiling. What a nice story! I'm
                                          > > grateful
                                          > > > > > for
                                          > > > > > > the
                                          > > > > > > > moments you must be squeezing in to keep up with us
                                          given
                                          > > > your
                                          > > > > > > current
                                          > > > > > > > schedule.
                                          > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > You have my terrific encouragement for pursuing an
                                          Alaska
                                          > > > > album! I
                                          > > > > > > > practically stumbled upon my first digital camera and it
                                          > > > really
                                          > > > > > > wasn't
                                          > > > > > > > expensive for what it can do. If you want it and put the
                                          > > > > > intention
                                          > > > > > > out
                                          > > > > > > > to the universe, I'm sure it will unfold perfectly.
                                          > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > Since I know all the class givers that came up to
                                          Alaska,
                                          > it
                                          > > > > > really
                                          > > > > > > > lends a "family" aura for me of your story of coming to
                                          > this
                                          > > > > > path.
                                          > > > > > > Now
                                          > > > > > > > I am remembering having occasion to talk about Alaska
                                          > with
                                          > > > > Jamini
                                          > > > > > in
                                          > > > > > > > the context of another project some time back. You would
                                          > be
                                          > > > > worth
                                          > > > > > a
                                          > > > > > > > trip to the North Pole of course!
                                          > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > Sharani
                                          > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati
                                          > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > A close encounter of the deer kind. It's always nice
                                          to
                                          > > see
                                          > > > > > > wildlife.
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > Speaking of close encounters, a few days ago I became
                                          > > aware
                                          > > > > > that
                                          > > > > > > the
                                          > > > > > > > > engineer was blowing the horn repeatedly in an
                                          unusual
                                          > > spot.
                                          > > > > > When
                                          > > > > > > you
                                          > > > > > > > > hear the horn as much as we do, it almost becomes
                                          > > > inaudible.
                                          > > > > I
                                          > > > > > > looked
                                          > > > > > > > > out to see a mama moose and her baby scampering away
                                          > from
                                          > > > the
                                          > > > > > > tracks.
                                          > > > > > > > > After I realized they were the reason for the horn, I
                                          > > leaned
                                          > > > > > back
                                          > > > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > > > closed my eyes to give gratitude. A guest came up the
                                          > > stairs
                                          > > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > > > asked, "Are you sleeping?" Her friend actually said
                                          > > > "Heavens,
                                          > > > > > no.
                                          > > > > > > > > She's meditating." All I could do was open my eyes and
                                          > > > smile.
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > I do take photographs but many encounters are very
                                          quick
                                          > > > > > because
                                          > > > > > > of
                                          > > > > > > > > the speed of the train. I also need to buy a
                                          different
                                          > > > > camera.
                                          > > > > > > That's
                                          > > > > > > > > probably the biggest drawback. Perhaps I should
                                          attempt
                                          > an
                                          > > > > > Alaska
                                          > > > > > > > > album.
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > My story of becoming a disciple is not that exciting
                                          or
                                          > > > > exotic.
                                          > > > > > I
                                          > > > > > > had
                                          > > > > > > > > been seeking after reading the classic, "Autobiography
                                          > of
                                          > > a
                                          > > > > > Yogi"
                                          > > > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > > > had been meditating daily for well over a year. At
                                          > least
                                          > > I
                                          > > > > > > thought I
                                          > > > > > > > > was, but wasn't sure as I taught myself. So when I
                                          saw a
                                          > > > > > workshop
                                          > > > > > > for
                                          > > > > > > > > free meditation classes, I figured I'd find out.
                                          Nayak,
                                          > > > > Jamini,
                                          > > > > > > > > Jagrata, and Sunamita came up to Anchorage, one every
                                          > two
                                          > > > > weeks
                                          > > > > > > in
                                          > > > > > > > > the summer of 1990 to give classes. In Nayak's first
                                          > > class,
                                          > > > I
                                          > > > > > was
                                          > > > > > > > > sold and actually called him to find out how I could
                                          > > become
                                          > > > a
                                          > > > > > > > > student. Still can't imagine anyplace else I'd rather
                                          > be.
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                          > > > > sharani_sharani
                                          > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > > Palyati,
                                          > > > > > > > > > I'm so glad you enjoy sharing about Alaska because
                                          I
                                          > > find
                                          > > > > > your
                                          > > > > > > posts
                                          > > > > > > > > > truly interesting and enjoyable to read. Seeing a
                                          one
                                          > > day
                                          > > > > old
                                          > > > > > > moose!
                                          > > > > > > > > > That would be quite a sight. On Sunday I was on an
                                          > > > adventure
                                          > > > > > to
                                          > > > > > > > > find a
                                          > > > > > > > > > radio station to tune in on my car radio which is
                                          > > playing
                                          > > > > Sri
                                          > > > > > > > > > Chinmoy's music for 12 weeks in tribute to his
                                          12,000
                                          > > > songs
                                          > > > > > > > > > achievement. When I got off the highway because the
                                          > > > station
                                          > > > > > was
                                          > > > > > > > > > finally tuning in, I saw a young deer run across
                                          the
                                          > > road
                                          > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > then
                                          > > > > > > > > as
                                          > > > > > > > > > I drove past it we kind of stared at each other. I
                                          was
                                          > > > > > wishing
                                          > > > > > > I had
                                          > > > > > > > > > my camera with me but I didn't. Do you like to take
                                          > > > > > > photographs?
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > I'm happy to hear that the dietary advice in the
                                          book
                                          > > is
                                          > > > > > > helping.
                                          > > > > > > > > Were
                                          > > > > > > > > > you living in Alaska when you became a student of
                                          Sri
                                          > > > > > Chinmoy?
                                          > > > > > > I
                                          > > > > > > > > would
                                          > > > > > > > > > be fascinated to hear your story of how you found
                                          him
                                          > as
                                          > > > a
                                          > > > > > > teacher,
                                          > > > > > > > > > especially if it was in the context of the
                                          > > > > Alaskan "Riviera".
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > Sharani :-)
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                          > palyati
                                          > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > > > Hi Sharani,
                                          > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > I am familiar with Heather Lende as she's written
                                          > > > columns
                                          > > > > > for
                                          > > > > > > our
                                          > > > > > > > > > > local newspaper. My son has worked in Haines which
                                          > is
                                          > > > in
                                          > > > > > > > > southeast AK
                                          > > > > > > > > > > and he loves it there. I'm not sure if the New
                                          York
                                          > > > Times
                                          > > > > > > ever
                                          > > > > > > > > > > visited, but it is one of our bush
                                          towns. "Northern
                                          > > > > > Exposure"
                                          > > > > > > was
                                          > > > > > > > > > > actually modeled after Talkeetn where the first
                                          few
                                          > > > > > episodes
                                          > > > > > > were
                                          > > > > > > > > > > filmed. Alas, the actors did not like the
                                          isolation
                                          > > so
                                          > > > > the
                                          > > > > > > > > filming
                                          > > > > > > > > > > was moved to Roslyn, Washington. Talkeetna is one
                                          of
                                          > > > the
                                          > > > > > > stops on
                                          > > > > > > > > my
                                          > > > > > > > > > > train run between Anchorage and Fairbanks. I also
                                          > > work
                                          > > > > > > between
                                          > > > > > > > > > > Whittier, a port in Prince William Sound, and
                                          Denali
                                          > > > > > National
                                          > > > > > > > > Park on
                                          > > > > > > > > > > the days when ships arrive and depart. A few days
                                          > ago
                                          > > > the
                                          > > > > > > > > engineer
                                          > > > > > > > > > > stopped so we could enjoy a mama moose and her two
                                          > > > > > newborns.
                                          > > > > > > They
                                          > > > > > > > > > > were gangly and had a hard time walking and still
                                          > > ruddy
                                          > > > > > > colored
                                          > > > > > > > > > > meaning they were only a day or two old and . The
                                          > > > > > passengers
                                          > > > > > > > > really
                                          > > > > > > > > > > enjoyed seeing that! So did I!
                                          > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > A woman was recently attacked by a brown bear in
                                          > > Denali.
                                          > > > > > She
                                          > > > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > > > her
                                          > > > > > > > > > > husband got lost in a thicket and climbed onto a
                                          > rock
                                          > > to
                                          > > > > > try
                                          > > > > > > to
                                          > > > > > > > > find
                                          > > > > > > > > > > the trail. Unfortunately it was the bear's rock.
                                          She
                                          > > > was
                                          > > > > > > injured,
                                          > > > > > > > > but
                                          > > > > > > > > > > not killed. We usually hear about a bear killing
                                          > > human.
                                          > > > > It
                                          > > > > > > does
                                          > > > > > > > > > > happen a couple of times a year.
                                          > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > The book has helped a lot! Wow. I've changed my
                                          > > vitamin
                                          > > > > > > routine,
                                          > > > > > > > > got
                                          > > > > > > > > > > some dark green powder and protein powder for
                                          > > > smoothies,
                                          > > > > > > added a
                                          > > > > > > > > > > small amount of DHEA and make sure I have EmergenC
                                          > and
                                          > > > > > those
                                          > > > > > > Pria
                                          > > > > > > > > > > drinks on board with me. My insides have stopped
                                          > > > > vibrating
                                          > > > > > > from
                                          > > > > > > > > > > exhaustion.
                                          > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > Unfortunately my schedule was changed due to a
                                          > tunnel
                                          > > > > > > collapse. I
                                          > > > > > > > > was
                                          > > > > > > > > > > hoping for three days off, but only got two. Ugh.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > In another week, I should get three days when I
                                          can
                                          > > > > really
                                          > > > > > > > > > > regenerate.
                                          > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for asking! I love sharing Alaska.
                                          > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                          > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                          > > > > > > sharani_sharani
                                          > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > Your job sounds awesome, even if so tiring as
                                          you
                                          > > > > > mention.
                                          > > > > > > I
                                          > > > > > > > > sure
                                          > > > > > > > > > > hope
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > you're still finding the book's food advice
                                          > helpful.
                                          > > > > > Where
                                          > > > > > > does
                                          > > > > > > > > the
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > glass railcar travel exactly? I have Alaska on
                                          > the
                                          > > > > brain
                                          > > > > > > > > because I
                                          > > > > > > > > > > saw
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > in the paper today that a bear killed a woman
                                          in
                                          > > > > Alaska.
                                          > > > > > > Now
                                          > > > > > > > > that's
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > sad news we know will travel all over the lower
                                          > 48!
                                          > > > > Also,
                                          > > > > > > I'm
                                          > > > > > > > > > > adding a
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > book to our library collection today called "If
                                          > you
                                          > > > > lived
                                          > > > > > > here,
                                          > > > > > > > > I'd
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > know your name : news from small-town Alaska."
                                          > The
                                          > > > > author
                                          > > > > > > > > Heather
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > Lende is a NPR commentator among other things.
                                          She
                                          > > > lives
                                          > > > > > in
                                          > > > > > > > > Haines,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > a
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > town that the New York Times called "the real
                                          > > > Northern
                                          > > > > > > > > Exposure."
                                          > > > > > > > > > > Are
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > you familiar with her? The book looks great.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > Sharani
                                          > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                          > > > palyati
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > Sri Chinmoy says
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > "To serve
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > And never be tired
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > Is love."
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > Just picked up "Tired of Being Tired" by Jesse
                                          > > > Hanley
                                          > > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > > > Nancy
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > Deville. It seems to have the information I
                                          am
                                          > > > > looking
                                          > > > > > > for.
                                          > > > > > > > > Thank
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > You.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > Believe it or not, I tried the non-fruit Pop
                                          > > Tarts,
                                          > > > > > which
                                          > > > > > > are
                                          > > > > > > > > too
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > sicky sweet, and got more enduring energy
                                          from
                                          > > them
                                          > > > > > than
                                          > > > > > > from
                                          > > > > > > > > any
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > other food bars like Power Bar, Balance Bar,
                                          > > Cliff,
                                          > > > > > etc.
                                          > > > > > > > > etc.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > I've
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > also tried cans of the equivalent of Ensure
                                          with
                                          > > > > > success.
                                          > > > > > > The
                                          > > > > > > > > > > drink
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > tastes terrible, but it goes down quickly. I'm
                                          > a
                                          > > > > little
                                          > > > > > > tired
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > today,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > my day off, but not exhausted and I had plenty
                                          > of
                                          > > > > > energy
                                          > > > > > > to
                                          > > > > > > > > get
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > through the last couple of days of work while
                                          > > > looking
                                          > > > > > > forward
                                          > > > > > > > > to
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > getting back to it tomorrow.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > Why do I like my job so much to endure the
                                          long
                                          > > > days?
                                          > > > > > My
                                          > > > > > > > > workplace
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > is
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > a glass enclosed railcar filled with views of
                                          > Mt.
                                          > > > > > > McKinley,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > glaciers,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > mountains, rivers, bears, moose, sheep,
                                          caribou,
                                          > > > > > eagles,
                                          > > > > > > > > salmon
                                          > > > > > > > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > wonderful people from all over the world,
                                          > > sometimes
                                          > > > > all
                                          > > > > > > on
                                          > > > > > > > > the
                                          > > > > > > > > > > same
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > day! I'll find a solution for the exhaustion.
                                          > > > > Wouldn't
                                          > > > > > > you?
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati, working hard on the love thing.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In
                                          Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                          > > > > > > bithika777
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > Just to confirm to all - Sarada is correct
                                          > with
                                          > > > the
                                          > > > > > > names
                                          > > > > > > > > of
                                          > > > > > > > > > > the
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > authors ... probably because she
                                          originally
                                          > > lent
                                          > > > > me
                                          > > > > > > the
                                          > > > > > > > > book!
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks Sarada!
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                          > tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                          > > > > > > sarada1007
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Sarah, I'll leave Bithika to confirm but
                                          > I'm
                                          > > > > pretty
                                          > > > > > > sure
                                          > > > > > > > > it's
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > the
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > latter (we both read the book a few years
                                          > > ago).
                                          > > > > > The
                                          > > > > > > > > authors
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > are
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Jesse Hanley and Nancy Deville.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Sarada
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In
                                          > > Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > sarah_inseattle
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, Seattle Public Library shows
                                          > *two*
                                          > > > > books
                                          > > > > > > titled
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > *Tired
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > of
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > being tired.* One is by Michael Schmidt
                                          > and
                                          > > > has
                                          > > > > > a
                                          > > > > > > > > subtitle
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > do
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > with chronic fatigue syndrome. The
                                          other
                                          > > was
                                          > > > > > > written
                                          > > > > > > > > by a
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > pair
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > of
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > authors, and had a subtitle beginning
                                          > > > > > > with "recuperate"
                                          > > > > > > > > I
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > think.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Do
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > either of those ring a bell?
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Gratitude,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Sarah
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Seattle
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                          > > > tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                          > > > > > > palyati
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika, thanks for the tip! I'm
                                          > calling
                                          > > my
                                          > > > > > local
                                          > > > > > > > > > > bookstore
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > see
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > if
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > they have it in stock. I love my job.
                                          > > > > > Thankfully,
                                          > > > > > > it
                                          > > > > > > > > is
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > seasonal
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ending in mid-September. I've already
                                          > > > > > experienced
                                          > > > > > > > > burn
                                          > > > > > > > > > > out
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > know
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > it is to be avoided. That's why I'm
                                          > asking
                                          > > > for
                                          > > > > > a
                                          > > > > > > > > little
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > help
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > from
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > my
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > friends!
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Gratefully,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In
                                          > > > > Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > bithika777
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Hi Palyati
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Just caught your mail, and thought I
                                          > > > would
                                          > > > > > > > > recommend a
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > book
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > called "Tired of Being Tired", which
                                          > is
                                          > > > > about
                                          > > > > > > > > adrenal
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > burnout
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > (can't
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > remember author off-hand, but am
                                          sure
                                          > > > > you'll
                                          > > > > > > find
                                          > > > > > > > > it on
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Amazon).
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > It
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > is a journey I have taken in the
                                          last
                                          > > few
                                          > > > > > > years,
                                          > > > > > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > > > > > one
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > that
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > it
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sounds you might be in danger of
                                          > taking,
                                          > > > if
                                          > > > > > you
                                          > > > > > > > > don't
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > give
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > it
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > some
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > time and care! Either way, it
                                          gives
                                          > > you a
                                          > > > > > good
                                          > > > > > > > > > > education
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > as
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > what
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > happens to your body when you expose
                                          > it
                                          > > to
                                          > > > > > long
                                          > > > > > > > > hours,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > standing,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > constant adrenaline rushes, sub-
                                          > > standard
                                          > > > > > > nutrition
                                          > > > > > > > > etc
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > over
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > a
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > period
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of time ... It's a good thing to
                                          know
                                          > > > how
                                          > > > > to
                                          > > > > > > read
                                          > > > > > > > > the
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > signs!
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > It
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > gives lots of dietary advice for
                                          > > > > maintaining
                                          > > > > > > blood
                                          > > > > > > > > > > sugar,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sensible lifestyle choices to
                                          > decrease
                                          > > > > stress
                                          > > > > > > > > levels
                                          > > > > > > > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > find
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > a
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sense
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of wellbeing. 17 hour work days
                                          are
                                          > > not a
                                          > > > > > good
                                          > > > > > > > > idea
                                          > > > > > > > > > > for
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > any
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > period
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of time, if you want to be able to
                                          > > > meditate
                                          > > > > > and
                                          > > > > > > > > live a
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > joyful
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > balanced life!
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > With all best wishes for your
                                          health.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Kind regards
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bithika
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspira
                                          > > > > > tion@yahoogroups.com,
                                          > > > > > > > > palyati
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I'm exhausted. I work very long
                                          > hours,
                                          > > > > > 14-17
                                          > > > > > > > > hours
                                          > > > > > > > > > > per
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > day,
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > up
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > to
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > 12 of
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > it on my feet in a physically and
                                          > > > > > emotionally
                                          > > > > > > > > > > demanding
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > environment
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > which includes miles of walking.
                                          > > Whew!
                                          > > > > > > Thankfully
                                          > > > > > > > > > > this
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > schedule
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > is
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > not
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > every day, but 4 out of 8 days and
                                          > > > > > sometimes
                                          > > > > > > > > more.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions
                                          on
                                          > > > easy
                                          > > > > to
                                          > > > > > > fix
                                          > > > > > > > > > > energy
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > producing
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > snacks
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > and meals so I don't bonk after
                                          > four
                                          > > > > hours?
                                          > > > > > I
                                          > > > > > > do
                                          > > > > > > > > not
                                          > > > > > > > > > > do
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > well
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > with
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sugar
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > or guarna(sp?)products.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the help.
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Palyati
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