July 2012

Dr. Claudia Welch [http://www.drclaudiawelch.com ], whom I have known for nearly three decades as student, colleague, and friend, and Cate Stillman [http://www.yogahealer.com ] have teamed up to demonstrate the unique utility of the internet-as-teaching-tool by offering a 6-week, rolling admissions audio course on Healthier Hormones. Though abundant information is available on women’s health and hormones, data does not alas equal knowledge; if it is real knowledge that you are after, please join them as they explore simple ways of understanding complex hormonal issues, and consider effective practical measures to address them. The course has already begun; register here: http://www.yogahealer.com/194-34.html

When in Costa Rica, and you want to attend (or conduct) a yoga retreat, you need look no further than The Sanctuary:

http://thesanctuarycostarica.com/

or Ahki Retreat:

http://ahkiretreat.com/

After your retreat, do not fail to visit La Fortuna:

http://www.fortunawelcome.com

And when in La Fortuna, do not fail to stay at Hotel Cerro Azul Arenal:

http://www.ranchocerroazul.com

Last year in Costa Rica I was privileged to see a Mydas fly, the largest of the world’s flies; this year, it was the amazing frangipani sphinx moth caterpillar:

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/trees/

Excellent novel that I finally read while in CR: Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

Excellent TV show that has taken India by storm (and that has confirmed our love for Aamir Khan): Satyamev Jayate = http://www.satyamevjayate.in/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/business/media

Excellent news that just reached me: only one human in recorded history (thus far) has ever been injured by a falling meteorite:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylacauga_(meteorite)

May we all continue to be so lucky!