Best Coast present their garagey cover of The Beach Boys' "In My Room"

Training: took yesterday off, after a pretty active weekend. Today I went to spin class in the morning (using my clipless shoes - sweet action!), and then jumped in the pool for about 15 min of laps. Hoping to make it Bikram tonight, I know my tight little muscles need it (as does my overactive brain). Things have just been crazy at work, and I know I need as many breaks from thinking as possible...

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Juliana Swaney, especially the birds (of course).

The always awesome Southern Poverty Law Center takes on farmworkers and sexual harassment.

Recipes I want to try: this "Energizing Protein Power Salad," and these "Leek, Potato, Zucchini Pancakes."

"[How do I do it?] Well, it's always a mystery, because you don't know why you get depleted or recharged. But this much I know. I do not allow myself to be overcome by hopelessness, no matter how tough the situation. I believe that if you just do your little bit without thinking of the bigness of what you stand against, if you turn to the enlargement of your own capacities, just that itself creates new potential. And I've learned from the Bhagavad-Gita and other teachings of our culture to detach myself from the results of what I do, because those are not in my hands. The context is not in your control, but your commitment is yours to make, and you can make the deepest commitment with a total detachment about where it will take you. You want it to lead to a better world, and you shape your actions and take full responsibility for them, but then you have detachment. And that combination of deep passion and deep detachment allows me to take on the next challenge, because I don't cripple myself, I don't tie myself in knots. I function like a free being. I think getting that freedom is a social duty because I think we owe it to each not to burden each other with prescription and demands. I think what we owe each other is a celebration of life and to replace fear and hopelessness with fearlessness and joy." - Vandana Shiva [such an inspiring woman]

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