Here’s What Tea Reminds Us…

“I promise this just might be the most fascinating conversation you will hear all week.” With these words, podcast host Rich Roll introduces us to a Buddhist monk named Wu De who travels the world, teaching people the importance of…tea.  To be specific, teaching about tea as a metaphor for ancient wisdom about the interconnectedness of everything. Tea, it turns out is the second most consumed substance on Earth, after water.   Wu De believes that the sharing of tea is responsible for the socialization of the entire world.   In fact, one of tea’s ancient names means The Great Connector...

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Of Costa Rica, Early Morning Surfing and Yerba Mate Lattes

I never thought of myself as a morning person.   I mean – to be clearer: I thought of myself as the kind of person who couldn’t possibly jump out of bed and straight to task.   I was always more the “don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee” type, or at least “don’t bother listening to me until I’ve had my coffee.” I’m not sure why, but I just always believed that you were either born a morning person, or you were not and that’s the way it was for your life.   Naturally, I always admired people who...

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