In 1993, Bossy and her brother and her son and her mother found themselves in a minivan on their way to Florida to visit friends and family:
At the time, everyone in that minivan was preparing for a major change. Bossy had recently decided to live somewhere other than the city and was fretting her next move. Bossy’s son would soon leave his old school and friends and move where he had neither. Bossy’s brother was about to travel with a band for an extended stay in Japan, where he would meet his eventual wife. And Bossy’s mom was in her own post-divorce flux and feeling the crossroads of her collective offspring.
Bossy and her brother and her son and her mother passed their thirty-four collective hours in the car giggling, plotting their next pulled pork sandwich, and, mostly, listening to Deepak Chopra.
Deepak Chopra is a doctor, spiritual guide, and motivational speaker spiritual doctor guide. At the time, he had just released a series of audio cassettes because Gah had not yet invented technology. And this series of audio cassettes was called Journey Into Healing: Awakening the Wisdom Within You, but you can call it Journey Into Healing: Awakening the Wisdom Within You for short.
And there in that sound booth dressed as a Mazda Minivan, Bossy and her brother and her son and her mother discovered that the way they think and feel and behave alters their biology.
Right there on the ribbon of those antiquated magnetic tapes,
Deep Dark Chocolate Deepak Chopra professed that the concept of aging isn’t a given; through meditation, a sturdy belief system, and simple exercises, one can keep oneself youthful.
Fast forward nearly twenty years when Bossy is a muckle of frizz in the midst of a divorce, and Bossy’s friend Deepak Chopra thought Bossy might benefit from receiving and reviewing a copy of Deepak Chopra’s Leela, a collaboration with THQ.
That’s right, there’s a meditation video game. At first, Bossy thought it was a strange pairing of concepts: stress-relief and video game. And Bossy doubted her ability to become one with the universe when the desk inches from her enlightened fingertips was piled with last year’s paperwork, and the extra blankets were forming Mount Fuji in the corner of the family room:
But before long, thanks to the measured timbre of Deepak’s wise voice, Bossy was getting into it:
Leela is split into two parts. Play invites users to connect with their chakras through gentle movements, performing such tasks as grabbing circles of energy and riding those currents up to the sky, which is hippy for You collect energy by twisting your upper body to the left and right to move light bubbles to the top of the screen:
The second part of Leela is Reflect, which is guided or independent meditation allowing you to focus on breathing and turning your attention within.
In conclusion, Bossy would prefer to meditate in a breezy light-filled artist’s loft one block from Laguna Beach. But since this isn’t Bossy’s lot in life, at least Leela encourages its participants to carve a part out of each day to slow down the crazy and focus on the mind and body.
And who exactly can’t benefit from that?
This is where you come into it.
Bossy’s friends at her ad network and Deepak Chopra are partnering to give away one Wii console and one copy of Leela to one lucky Bossy reader! All you have to do to be entered for a chance to win is comment below, answering the question, How do you currently relieve stress?
Here are the official rules:
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to Bossy, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 11/11/2011 – 12/8/2011.
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