It’s Good ‘To Be’ the Queen


Calm down! Don’t worry! Just relax! How irritating and un-soothing these words can be; and how many times have I heard people (guilty as charged) say this to others when they are suffering? It’s not so easy, as you probably know – to calm the waters. The other day I was in the Vitamin Barn when… [Read More]

There’s No Place Like Om


Have you ever had one single ripple effect every other ripple in your life? Like a domino that gently falls into a line of dominos, making a beautiful and unexpected mandala. A year ago I was driven by an unexplainable frenzy to get an infra-red sauna; it just had to be NOW, this instant. In… [Read More]

The End


When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened… [Read More]

A Wrinkle In Time…Aging


How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? What does it mean to age gracefully? At what length will you go to try and look younger? Does botox mask and cut us off from our emotions? What is the cost of our youth obsessed culture? Is your body your sacred… [Read More]

The Hangover…Addiction


“Trying to reason with an addict is like trying to blow out a lightbulb.” ~ Anne Lamott Many magical traditions hold that you control a monster by speaking its name. Alcohol Drugs (Prescription and illicit) Cigarettes Sex Porn TV Gambling Shopping Sugar Food Caffeine Fitness Body Image Tattoos Adrenaline Control Drama Perfection Video games Internet… [Read More]

Show Me The Money!


Money doesn’t grow on __. The love of money is the root of __. The rich get __. Save for a rainy __. It takes money to __. It’s just as easy to marry __. Money can’t buy __. What did you hear and see about it when you were growing up? What did your… [Read More]

Let’s Talk About Sex


What role does it play in your marriage? Can you take it or leave it? Are you the one who wants it more or the one wants it less? Is it what you imagined it to be? Would you rather be playing solitaire? Did you know that typically the person in the relationship with low… [Read More]

Fifty Shades of Marriage


  What is a Marriage? Does it exist only between a husband and wife? Does gay marriage count? What do you do after the thrill is gone? It seems that marriage can be a lasting covenant between two people – a vehicle for the nurture and protection of each other, the one reliable shelter in… [Read More]

ParenTeen – The Kids Are Not All Right


As an old Italian proverb puts it: “Little children, headache; Big children, heartache.” Continuing the rich and juicy conversation of Parenting from last week, we will move into the interesting and provocative stages of adolescence and teens. As much as we watch to see what our children will do with their lives, they are watching… [Read More]

Parent Trap


It may be that the feeling of needing another kind of child to love visits all of us as parents from time to time, when things feel particularly challenging. But if we go deeper we may find that, after all, we can know and love well the children who are ours to love. Parenting is… [Read More]

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