He opened with The Tracers, complete with a "woo-woo
" hook his fans could sing along with.
In her darkly comic memoir, The Woo-Woo
: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family, Wong dubbed the suburb where we lived "Pot Mountain" because of the meth labs and marijuana grow-ops that surrounded us.
10% Happier brands itself as a meditation resource for skeptics, or for those who are interested in improving their life through meditation without what they refer to as the "woo-woo
."The paid subscription of this resource provides guided audio meditations, video lessons to teach the essentials of meditation, and access to actual meditation instructors to answer questions and coach you through obstacles.
NEARBY OJAI and the town of Santa Barbara itself might be more well-known for all things relaxing and woo-woo
, but that boho vibe definitely makes its way into wine country.
One of the most popular articles describes Marie Kondo's actions, of 'greeting' and honoring a house upon arrival or her 'waking up' books that have been in storage, as trappings of a 'woo-woo
' fairyland type of thinking.
When I first embarked on this practice, I feared it would be too -- well, I believe the technical term is "woo-woo
Mindbodygreen, a wellness-focused media company that has published articles on breathwork, has noted an uptick in interest in the subject from its audience " in particular from"people who are thinking meditation is too woo-woo
," said a company co-founder, Colleen Wachob."It's a slightly different cohort that's looking for a shortcut or hack and that's more performance- or science-driven," she said.
The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home to Good Vibes (Abrams, $27.50, 288 pages, ISBN 9781419724824) has all the wild and juicy color, patterns, textures and houseplants of its predecessor, but with a heavier dose of woo-woo
. Get ready for chapters titled "Clarity," "Flow," "Spirit," "Growth" and "Harmony," with sections on astrology, crystals and essential oil elixirs.
Scooting quickly over that and moving on to the reassuringly happy-clappy, Rin (mother of twins) would like some chit-chat about babies and Sarah (self-confessed 'least mystical woo-woo
in the world') around the joyful nature of the upcoming summer solstice - bear with me there.
There's some woo-woo
that you do that's helping to bring a bright idea to the surface.
There is a difference between the stories you can read here, on Tablet's site, and the ones available in our print magazinethough I've found the difference hard to articulate without sounding woo-woo
. Put as simply as I can, the job of magazines used to be to define and reflect a moment, and at times even anticipate it.
A mindful approach asks a leader to look at different strategies that appear impractical and even woo-woo
. In my experience, with rare exceptions, the kinds of changes Eblin teaches are most often the only way out from under the constant and unforgiving stone of Sisyphus.