La herencia del mezcal (The Mezcal Inheritance)
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Yola grew up watching her grandfather make mezcal. When he died, she took up the mantle. But how would she transform her grandfather’s hobby into a mezcal for the masses?

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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
Merriam-Webster
modicum
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 17, 2021 is: modicum • \MAH-dih-kum\  • noun : a small portion : a limited quantity Examples: "While his narrative on the politics of the place is interesting and edifying it's the passages about his adventures by land, air and sea that really capture the wild beauty and remoteness of a region he grew to love. And he exhibits more than a modicum of derring-do. 'I have always flown pretty close to the sun,' [Aaron] Smith says." — Phil Brown, The Courier Mail (Australia), 5 Dec. 2020 "When the Guardian ran my article on the Visual Perception and Attention Lab at Brunel University London and how it planned to investigate why some gamers invert their controls, I expected a modicum of interest among seasoned readers of the Games section." — Keith Stuart, The Guardian (London), 8 Dec. 2020 Did you know? What does modicum have to do with a toilet? It just so happens that modicum shares the same Latin parent as commode, which is a synonym of toilet. Modicum and commode ultimately derive from the Latin noun modus, which means "measure." (We borrowed the noun commode from the French, who also used the word as an adjective meaning "suitable, convenient.") Modicum, which, logically enough, refers to a small "measure" of something, has been a part of the English language since the 15th century. It descends from the Latin modicus ("moderate"), which is itself a descendant of modus. Modus really measures up as a Latin root—it also gave us mode (originally a kind of musical "measure"), modal, model, modern, modify, and modulate. More distant relatives include mete, moderate, and modest.
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Daily Meditation Podcast
Daily Meditation Podcast
Mary Meckley
How to Stop Procrastination
"I'm finding that it has been so hard lately to be motivated and get things done ever since the pandemic started." ~ Fellow Meditator, Gi from New Jersey Are you finding it hard to get things done these days? If so, you're not alone. Living during a pandemic is an extenuating situation that is incredibly taxing. It takes a lot of mental stamina. You may find your freshly created new year's goals slipping away. In this week's series, you'll discover ways to manage procrastination and to re-commit to your goals to live your best year yet. This is part 1 of a 7-part Procrastination meditation series, episodes 2201-2206. THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE: You're invited to take part in a Commitment Quest. You're encouraged to ask yourself a question every day as you sit down to meditate. Each day's question will be released on each episode this week, so be sure to listen in for each question! The questions are designed to help you feel motivated to commit to whatever you've been procrastinating. THIS WEEK'S MEDITATION TECHNIQUES: Day 1: Procrastination Awareness Visualization Day 2: Affirmation "Now is my time." Day 3: Inhale + visualize success, Exhale fear Day 4: Hakini Mudra technique Day 5: Fourth Chakra Focus Day 6: Layer the week's techniques together Day 7: Weekly Reflection Meditation SHARE YOUR MEDITATION JOURNEY WITH YOUR FELLOW MEDITATORS Let's connect and inspire each other! Please share a little about how meditation has helped you by reaching out to me at Mary@SipandOm.com or better yet -- direct message me on https://www.instagram.com/sip.and.om. We'd love to hear about your meditation ritual! SUBSCRIBE, LEAVE A REVIEW + TAKE OUR SURVEY SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode. Consistency is the KEY to a successful meditation ritual. SHARE the podcast with someone who could use a little extra support. I'd be honored if you left me a podcast review. If you do, please email me at Mary@sipandom.com and let me know a little about yourself and how meditation has helped you. I'd love to share your journey to inspire fellow meditators on the podcast! SURVEY: Help us get to know more about how best to serve you by taking our demographics survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/thedailymeditationpodcast FOR DAILY EXTRA SUPPORT OUTSIDE THE PODCAST Each day's meditation techniques shared at: * sip.and.om Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sip.and.om/ * sip and om Facebook * https://www.facebook.com/SipandOm/ JOIN OUR FREE FACEBOOK GROUP Connect with other meditators on the Daily Meditation Podcast private Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedailymeditationpodcast/ SIP AND OM MEDITATION APP Join Mary for deeper, longer daily 30-minute guided meditations on the Sip and Om meditation app. Give it a whirl for 2-weeks free! Receive access to 2,000+ 30-minute guided meditations customized around a weekly theme to help you manage emotions. Receive a Clarity Journal and a Slow Down Guide customized for each weekly theme. 2 weeks for access to the iOS version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sip-and-om/id1216664612?platform=iphone&preserveScrollPosition=true#platform/iphone 2 weeks free access to the Android version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sipandom.sipandom All meditations are created by Mary Meckley and are her original content. Please request permission to use any of Mary's content by sending an email to Mary@sipandom.com. Resources: Music by Christopher Lloyd Clarke and Greg Keller.
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