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Albert has been working tirelessly the past week or so on a new project for VR Playhouse, a virtual reality company. I heard little bits about it here and there but it wasn’t until it was featured on Wired Magazine’s homepage that I was able to see it. The video is the opening song to Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway. When you watch the video, click the arrows and play around with the 360 degree views. It’s pretty cool!

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Check out the whole article on WIRED.

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Photo by Helmut Newton, Vogue Paris, 1971

 

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FEELING so much more at ease this week.

ANTICIPATING a great Thanksgiving in Boulder.

COOKING a lot more than usual and really loving it.

 

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RESETTLING in Cleveland for the week before heading to Florida for Thanksgiving.

SETTING aside some time to refocus on all the odds and ends that get overlooked in all my moving around.

FEELING so loved after an incredible birthday last week!

Look at this face!

Bambino! Here are only just a few of my favorite things about you:

You have always been a badass

You always do the right thing

You can move your body in a way no one else can

You are literally down to do almost anything at anytime (except early morning)

You are so damn loyal

You are kind to others

You are never too scared to put yourself out there

You are so rational when it matters most

You call 911 when there might be an emergency

You are so gosh darn creative

You can laugh at yourself

You are so thoughtful

Your style is outta control and only getting better and better

Your point of you is unlike anyone elses

You might have a shopping addiction

I like Van Morrison because of you

You dare me to do something in public and when I do you act like you don’t know me

You can wait longer than anyone I know to feed yourself

You are my best friend

And if that wasn’t enough. The video of you below says it all:

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My funk this week snuck up on me swiftly. One moment I was fine, the next moment there was this…dis-ease. Sure, this happens now and then. I’ve gotten into a “bad mood” many times before. But this funk was different. The tastes and the textures of it felt unfamiliar. There was almost a distance that I felt from it. There was me and then there was this funk. We were not one in the same. The difference was that I was completely aware of it – as if it was sitting next to me. In dull moments, I would hear it whisper to me. But I would just hush it. I was more aware of the ways my mind was trying to indulge in itself and tell me things that were simply not true. I decided not to take the thoughts and feast on them, like I normally would.  I decided not to pretend to be my own fortune teller (ok, maybe I did for a second, but I caught myself) or re-write history. I decided not to overtalk the funk like I normally would have. Sure, when I felt sad, I let myself. When I felt lonely, I really let myself. When I felt defeated, I let myself. But I didn’t tell myself I AM sad, lonely and defeated. As I write this, I now know that the trigger of this funk was change. Change is a wild beast that can’t be tamed and why would we want it to? It is what makes life exciting, unbelievable and fascinating. Sometimes when it happens in a way that is familiar, I panic.

The biggest game changer in this funk was my awareness of it. I guess I didn’t full realize that that awareness alone is some powerful shit.

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(image: Jeanloup Sieff, Vogue Paris, 1978

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BAKING apple crisp with coconut cream (it’s so easy!)

LISTENING to records in the morning and setting the mood for the day.

WATCHING Azi Ansari’s new show, Master of None. It is pretty entertaining.

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INDULGING in some serious pop music 24/7, including Justins Bieber and Timberlake on heavy rotation.

REFLECTING on a really powerful Phoenix Rising yoga therapy session I received today.  The body is so incredible with all the information it holds within itself.

REDISCOVERING Jerry Seinfield’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.  I used to watch this all the time but forgot about it.  Last night I learned I have three seasons to catch up on and I’m so excited.

Welcome to a brand new week.  Here’s a look at some photos from our weekend:

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Farrell – Los Angeles, CA

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Still loving Big Magic!

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Blastin’ some tunes

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Painting pottery with my girlfriends

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Lauren – New York, NY

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Warm weather and fall colors

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Classical concert at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, BK

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Getting serious with some home improvements

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