Extend Your Life 101: Peeling an Orange
By Ziying Jian
In this podcast, you’ll learn all about the revolutionary practice of orange meditation, and how peeling an orange every day may just extend your life.
My inspiration for this work came from peeling a grapefruit at 2 A.M. I was exhausted and, in a seemingly random move with little thought, just sat down and started to peel. After, I was overcome with a wave of relief and calm. Out of curiosity, I decided to investigate this process more, and stumbled upon orange meditation. I ultimately decided to bring this to a podcast format because I wanted to try something new, and it was a really fun experience working on this with my friend.
Ziying Jian is a junior who immigrated to the U.S. from China when she was five. She loves playing golf, tennis, working as the light technician in her school’s theater production and writing for her school newspaper, where she covers topics like school affairs to guest speakers. She was formerly on the debate team, where she placed 2nd speaker and was the 2021 State Championship winner. She is currently a Girls Write Now mentee, where she is working on speculative fiction. When she's not furiously typing out short rants, you can find her coding Java or Python.