With that thought in mind, I’d like to introduce to you a new word that I’ve recently learned and have absolutely fallen in love with. I receive a new word via email every day from Dictionary.com. I’m not even sure how this started in the first place, and sometimes I just scroll past and don’t even pay attention to the new word being presented to me. But on one particular day I received what I found to be the most tantalizing word. The word was “Lotus-Eater”, and here is the definition:

\LOH-tuh s-ee-ter\

1. A person who leads a life of dreamy, indolent ease, indifferent to the busy world; daydreamer.

Quote: “Octavia passed the days in a kind of lotus-eater’s dream. Books, hammocks, correspondence with a few intimate friends, a renewed interest in her old water-color box and easel – these disposed of the sultry hours of daylight.

--O Henry, “Madame Bo-Peep, of the Ranches”, Whirligigs, 1910

As the warmer weather arrives here in New England, and we head toward more carefree summer months, I hope you will allow yourself some time to behave as a lotus-eater. Just the thought of it brings a sense of rest and relaxation, doesn’t it?

On another note, I’ll be signing off on my blog posts with the name Bijali, which some may not recognize. It’s the spiritual name that was given to me a number of years ago in Costa Rica. When I initially heard the name, I wasn’t crazy about it, but when I was told that it rhymes with “leisurely” and means “electricity”, I warmed up to it. I think the name is fun and inspiring, which is exactly why I’m using it to sign off on my blog posts – which I hope will be fun and inspiring for you.

May your world be filled with peace, joy, love and light.



P.S. Speaking of Costa Rica, you may be interested to know that I am hosting a yoga retreat in Costa Rica in March of next year. Details can be found here: http://www.theyogaworkshop.com/costa-rica-yoga-retreat