By: Tory  |  Published: September 22nd, 2013   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

  When I get ready to go out on the town I usually turn up the volume on some Buddhist teachings. No, it’s not Kanye but it’s something.   I was listening to Pema Chodron tonight from her book “Coming Closer to Ourselves.”   She made this very cool point that I hadn’t thought of before.   She says: “Life is just a succession of agreeable and disagreeable. Over and over and over again.” It’s a profound thought. Life isn’t a straight line. Life isn’t a road you pick for yourself. Life isn’t even a highway even thought that’s  a […]

The Vegas Vanity Lesson

By: Tory  |  Published: June 25th, 2013   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

    It was Saturday night. The big night. I was with 12 girls attending my best friend and her partner’s bachelorette weekend in Vegas. We were all dressed up in our sluttiest and most glitterful outfits. The heels were too high and the make up was too thick and it was perfect. I understood we were quite a scene. 12 gorgeous girls walking in a group, filled with confidence and several Tito’s vodka shots. Men were staring. Women were staring. Even lonely Black Jack dealers were staring. And then at one point—just as we were about to walk into […]

The Secret-Sauce to Survival

By: Tory  |  Published: December 10th, 2012   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

    As most of you know, I’m not a the adventuresome sort. In fact, I am a bit of a homebody. Or as my friends and family sometimes call me–a sad, sad, reclusive hermit. However, I do enjoy the idea of adventure and I find myself absorbing any kind of extreme survival stories, books, TV shows or documentaries I can get my hands on. My latest read was a terrific book called “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why” by Laurence Gonzalez. I highly recommend it. Gonzalez takes you through a myriad of AMAZING survival stories and explains […]

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 […]