How Do I Stay Happy? Soul Swinging In The Night Rain

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It tickled and danced around us. Not like the day rain. She was hell. She was too strong, too stingy, and overbearing. She was confused, stuck, searching and not finding. And I saw all these other people watching the day rain too. The doorway guy, the booth one, and that old man on the stool. Did they see what I did? Were they also hoping the rain would wash away something it did not? Or maybe it’s just a reflection of who I was with my face mashed against that faded wooden frame, pushing forward to feel her spray. Why am I always seeking that, that just-out-of-reach thing, that which will make me deeply happy and calm?

What am I lacking right here and now? I’m traveling the world, have no health, money, or relationship problems (besides the one I create in my mind for my own dramatic enjoyment). I do what I want, when I want. I’ve three unbelievable kids and the greatest gift in this Universe husband, and still, I gaze at the rain and feel a desperate emptiness gnawing in a silent whisper of desire.

The Ten Miraculous Health Benefits of Garlic- Part One in The Healthy Diet Tips Series

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My family have become garlic freaks and we could hardly imagine a day without garlic in our lives. We use it to keep us safe from a billion potential things we could get on the road, and love it when no one will come close to us for we’ve consumed too much of it. Because of my commitment to engage you in a constant discussion of healthy weight loss and healthy living, I wanted to talk to you about our beloved garlic. I hope this article, the first in my series called Healthy Diet Tips, adds much knowledge and inspiration regarding why you should definitely incorporate more and more garlic, preferably raw, into your family’s daily diet.

Where would we be without the wonderful garlic clove? Nothing smells better in the kitchen than a few cloves of garlic simmering in some olive oil, waiting to turn a common dish into an exquisite, savory meal. The only smell that comes close to the wonderful scent of sauteed garlic is sauteed onion.

Introducing Healthy Weight Loss- Finally Ready To Share How I Lost (and Keep Off) 28 Pounds

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Little known fact: My entire life I never wore shorts or skirts cuz my legs were perpetually covered with scabs and sores from me scratching my legs. Emotional stress, we’ll say. And then, I felt too fat. I didn’t wear a bathing suit for years, and now, 28 pounds later, I love my legs to death. This is a new love affair for me so I photograph it here and there.

I’m starting to share my Healthy Weight Loss ideas and tips, struggles and inspirations, because I want that interaction, discussion, and community in my life. I’m not selling anything or promising anything. I’m not. I actually don’t promise anything to anyone, not even to myself. I say in all of my rawest honesty, “I will give it my very best” or “This is important to me so I’ve decided to commit my efforts and determination on this,” but no promises, cuz that would be, well, a lie.

I don’t know if my marriage will last until death do us part. I adore the guy, and except when he’s a major jerk or I’m an impossible bitch, or we’re both both of those things simultaneously, married life is rather lovely. I don’t know if I will always be there for my kids. Well, in all honestly, I know I won’t be, for three reasons:

The Homeless Guy and I Got Lost- 58 Days Later

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“She’s [gabiklaf.com] been down for almost two months, which has taught me a lot about letting go of my baby, what defines me, and my ego; and now,  I sit and look at her again and wonder how to touch her again. Like the first time again, I want it to be so romantic, just perfect.”

– an email to a new online friend

And so, here I go….

There’s a homeless guy at the end of the street who directs the traffic. He stands there, very intense and passionate, doing his job. Florescent pink plastic whistle in mouth, wad up stack of paper in right hand, arms flapping all over the place. No one pays him to do it. I don’t think anyone pays attention to him either.

I do. I love the homeless man. Yesterday, when he tried to help me cross the street, I smiled and looked the other way. He made me uncomfortable. Tomorrow, I’m going to cross the street a few times just so that he can direct me safely to the other side. Just to thank him. Just to make him feel important. That’s what I told my kids when they asked me, “Why does he do it if no one pays him?”

Snooze Or Exercise- The Power of Our Choices- Battambang, Cambodia

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Need to Destroy- Exhausted Mom Faces Her Violent Son

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Today my eldest Dahnya and I were looking at picture of this huge, amazing ice scripture. I think it was an iceberg actually that this team of sculptures were working off of. It was the face of a woman, smiling, wind blowing her hair. Truly phenomenal piece of art. Size of a mountain. The sculptures looks like toy play figures around her.

My son Orazi walks in and looks over our shoulder. He stares at the picture for a minute and, as he turns away, he says aloud, ‘I wonder how you could destroy it?”

4am Well Laundry Washing- Vippasana (Battambang, Cambodia)

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You know those moments in life when you feel a part of something amazing, like a summer camp team or volunteer unit facing some challenge together? You know that feeling when each person gave his best, touched his most painful, and though you each had to fight your own gremlins, your souls together, silently, were cheering each other on. Yeah, so that is the 4am well washing experience, there in the meditation center in the countryside in Battambang, Cambodia, with my closest 100 Khmer sisters. So it was…. well laundry.

 

Dukkha- How To End Suffering (Part Two) Buddhism Video Lecture

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Join Me On The Other Side- Looking Good Naked (Video)

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Gotcha! You sick little puppy, you. Are you here cuz you saw the words ‘naked’ and ‘video’ in the same line. Well, I’m not in the video, so you can go scoot off to another site for all of that kind of action. Here, we’re talking about the soul, the body, mind, and soul and how they dance together, and need each other to fully support each functioning in their highest greatness. So, I’ve decided to start sharing my story. I’ll be publishing a lot about how I lost 28 pounds (in the video, recorded last April) I was still at 23 pounds, and was/am/will be very proud of it.

Enjoy the series about our bodies and helping them reach their fully joy.Any questions at all, please ask. I promise I’ll either answer you personally or create a video post answering it.Wanna get my movies as soon as they go live? Subscribe here to the YouTube  Gabi Klaf Channel.