I am a sucker for a good story followed by a rational explanation in modern lingo. I also believe in coincidence/synchronicity or whatever you want to call it. A couple of weeks ago, the word Ekadashi flashed on one of my many online haunts and I clicked and read. It turns out that the packet my ayurvedic practitioner gave me two years ago mentions that I should fast once a week and I pretended it was one of several options. This year I found myself a Ekadashi calendar and am going to give it a whirl. Today is the first day. I do not even know why I have been stubborn about it since fasting is my favorite cure for the common cold, stomach flu, and other common ailments. It is not hard for me, although breaking the fast is not a pretty sight. I’m going to work on that part too. If you are interested you can read about it here even though it is not the fanciest format or from the MayoClinic.