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December 15, 2011

elephant’s Best of the Week: Holiday Edition.

Horrible Yoga Gift Ideas, Sexy Jews, Good Buddhist at Christmas, Mark Twain’s Bad Advice to Good Children…

How my Yoga Mat saved my life when I got hit by a Truck while riding my Bike.

Three Takeaways from getting hit by a Truck on my Bike.

Here’s the set up: I’m riding along in the bike lane on a three-lane stretch of University Ave, thinking about whatever I’m thinking about.

I’m wearing a bright neon orange hunter’s hat, which I like to wear because I’m a big guy on a big bike and it helps car drivers see me. I’m wearing a red wool Pendleton coat, I think, and gloves and there’s little neon flags hanging off my bike. In the back I have a black milk basket that holds my laptop (my life, my business, which I can’t afford to replace [again—two weeks ago a gent spilled coffee on it and booked it, leaving me without a functioning laptop for better part of a week, and $1,000 the poorer]) and my big oversize un-cut 100-inch or something Manduka yoga mat. I’m on the way to the Yoga Pod, where I, Natalie (elephant’s part-time staffer) and our six interns will do yoga, sponsored by elephant.

A truck wheels out of an alley to my left…read the exciting conclusion at elephantjournal.com! Will I die? Will I learn profound pseudo-spiritual lessons worthy of a Hallmark Card?

Yours in the Four Reminders,

Top Ten Holiday Blogs.

Why Less is More. ~ Fiona Robyn & Kaspa Thompson

What’s important at Christmas…

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Jesus, I love Jews. ~ Angela Raines

Top Ten Sexy, Eco, Mindful, Sexy Jews…

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10 Horrible Yoga Gift Ideas. ~ Birdie Greenberg

It’s gift-giving season and this post is for all you (non)yogis out there.

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Sesame Street Learns more about Hanukkah.

One for your favorite child…

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Six Secrets of Self-Care to Make this your Best Holiday Season. ~ Mara Lindstrom

The best present you can give your family and friends is…

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elephant’s Top 10 Must-buy Holiday Gift List.

Consume, consume!

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How to be a Good Buddhist at Christmas. ~ John Pappas

There is a complicated love/hate relationship with Buddhists during the Christmas season…

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10 Reasons I Hate Christmas. Love, The Grinch.
~ Sarah Miller

Bah, Humbug! A cyncial elephant classic (check the comments).

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Six Lessons Santa Teaches Better than any Guru.
~ Ed & Deb Shapiro

Whether Santa is real or not really doesn’t matter, as he has been endowed with some remarkable…

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All I Want for Christmas is Samadhi. ~ Kathi Kizirnis

The best things in life come in…
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Quote of the Week

“elephant journal’s Waylon Lewis named top 25 in…”

~ 2011 “Greatist” list.

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