By: Tory  |  Published: June 6th, 2012   |  Category: friendship, Funny Stuff, parents, Tory Shulman News

              LOCALLY SALVAGED MAPLE BOOKENDS for THE LITERARY DAD—$75.00 http://www.etsy.com/listing/97558192/locally-salvaged-maple-bookends-eco?ref=tre-2720335559-9 Polish your dad’s book collection with these handsome bookends. Made from locally salvaged Maple, these beauts can be used both horizontally and vertically for taller books. Clear coated then hand rubbed with lemon oil/beeswax finish. C’mon, let him feel feel like Ron Burgandy on his big day:  “I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” Website: www.thedesignpallet.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/designpallet                               MEN’S CUSTOM STAMPED […]

4 Steps to Surviving the Sucky Feeling of Being Left Out

By: Tory  |  Published: May 29th, 2012   |  Category: Buddhism, friendship, jealousy, Rants & Raves, women

        You tend to turn very cold and feel a little nauseous. Your heart beats rapidly and your mind starts racing. A black cloud of anger and panic immediately looms over your head and your heart. Yes, these are the lovely symptoms most people experience after being left out. It does not matter how old you are or how much money you have. Every one will feel left out at some point in their lives and the feeling sucks just as bad if you are 11, 35 or 64 years old. As my mother always says: “I […]

Tonglen–The Brilliant Buddhist Method of Breathing Backwards

By: Tory  |  Published: August 2nd, 2011   |  Category: Buddhism, friendship, jealousy, pema chodron, Rants & Raves, Relationships, women

Some of you might have seen my recent tweet about a beautiful, bubbly, blonde who just joined my acting class. She is beyond sweet with a sultry southern flavor and she bakes Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookies for every single class. And yes, they are still warm when I stuff five of them into my mouth at once. In short, she is a total sweetheart which makes her enemy #1. I say this as a joke obviously. Kind of. Sort of. To be totally honest, the second I laid eyes on her in rehearsal, I stepped out of the room and […]