The Fascinating Way I Escaped Jury Duty

By: Tory  |  Published: January 17th, 2012   |  Category: career, pema chodron, Rants & Raves, Tory Shulman News

It started off really well, actually. Got up on time. Made some good, strong coffee. Never got lost or disoriented while driving. Arrived early and found the parking to be pleasant and quite organized, as at least two signs and three volunteers led me to my space. I was smiling broadly as I entered the courthouse, located the juror’s room and bought my second cup of joe from the Snack Bar next door. This was going to go so freaking well! Wait, are those Dell computers with free WiFi for jurors to use while waiting? Why yes, yes they are. […]

The Art of Giving Directions

By: Tory  |  Published: September 27th, 2011   |  Category: Buddhism, career, Funny Stuff, pema chodron, Rants & Raves, Tory Shulman News

So there I was yesterday walking my dogs in my absolute coolest outfit. Usually I walk the dogs in sweats resembling a homeless person who just got kicked out of her tent. But today I decided to make an effort. I had on a skirt with cute sandals and a beautiful purple knit top with a darling brown belt pulling the whole thing together like the Dude’s rug. I felt good. I felt sexy. I felt super LA but in a New Yorky kind of way. Suddenly a blue van pulls up behind me and slows down. I keep going […]

Lil Bit o Wisdom to Ponder

By: Tory  |  Published: September 9th, 2011   |  Category: Beauty, Buddhism, pema chodron, Tory Shulman News

Enjoy your weekend y’all “To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly…to listen to stars and buds, to babes and sages, with open heart; await occasions, hurry never…this is my symphony.” — William Henry Channing

My “HaHa” Moment

By: Tory  |  Published: August 16th, 2011   |  Category: Buddhism, Funny Stuff, pema chodron, Relationships, Tory Shulman News, women

I know Buddhism and hilarity don’t usually go hand in hand but just listen to this story my Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron recently told. Trust me, it’s a “haha” moment. Pema relayed to the group that a couple of years ago she was leading a 2 week retreat titled: “Drive All Blames into One.” The retreat was meant to emphasize the utter importance of looking inward in every situation, even if you think you did nothing wrong. One must always take responsibility for the part they played. At the end of the two weeks Pema was answering questions when a […]