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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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
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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
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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
                    • sharani_sharani
                      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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