We're All Going Somewhere Feb 2, 2011
This was how John Travolta’s character in the movie Phenomenon tried to not only comfort his two young friends when he told them that he was dying, but to give some insight into the truth about life. We are all going somewhere.
Starting Over Jan 27, 2011
When I was in California last year I attended a talk by the popular writer/speaker who goes by the name SARK. Her schtick is encouraging people to acknowledge their feelings, not to ignore them or deny them. Rather in the vein of ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ (as Susan Jeffers says) SARK encourages people to accept their feelings, even if they are negative, and let them be, but also to keep moving forward through those feelings, not giving them the power to paralyze us or hold us back.
When Everything Changes Jan 18, 2011
Loss is a universal experience of human life. No one escapes it. It may creep quietly, slowly destroying our hopes and dreams, or it may be shockingly sudden and devastating. It might clean us out internally or it may wipe us out externally. But we all experience the grief and pain of loss.
Short, Tight and Low Cut Jan 12, 2011
Has anyone else noticed that there’s pretty much only one way for a woman to be beautiful these days? The formula usually involves size 0, straight hair - preferably blonde, tanned (albeit fake) skin, straight white teeth, short, tight, low cut clothing to make the most of perfectly shaped breast implants, and minimum six inch heels.
Who's the Boss of You? Jan 6, 2011
A friend of mine recently asked his manager for a change in the physical conditions of his work space in the office. He feels his current position is too exposed to the movements and continual interruptions and distractions of his co-workers passing by and holding conversations over his head while he is trying to concentrate. His solution was to suggest a move to a desk in another part of the office that is currently unoccupied.
Imagine Dec 31, 2010
The new year is a chance to start over. New year, new life.
The Wisdom of the Birth Dec 23, 2010
I have always seen Christmas as having a completely different significance than the accepted doctrine as taught by the mainstream churches. For sure, it is about a birth, but not just a literal one. The birth of the human baby ultimately named Yeshua (Jesus) is only one level of interpretation and one (relatively simple) way of understanding one of the most wondrous events in the history of our world.
Crucified Dec 17, 2010
As Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sits in solitary confinement in a London jail without charge (while the Swedish Government appeal the granting of bail) we are all wondering what is really going on here.
Peace In Us, Peace On Earth Dec 8, 2010
I did something last week that has caused me much consternation.
Breaking Point Dec 1, 2010
Valerie Plame is the real life protaganist of the new movie Fair Game. Plame is the CIA agent who had her identity revealed by Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff Scooter Libby - or he took the fall for it, at least - to get back at her husband, Jo Wilson, who publicly refuted certain claims the Bush government was relying on to justify the invasion of Iraq.
I Want To Be a Princess Nov 26, 2010
The news of the week is the official engagement of William and Kate. Outside Hollywood, there is little that captures the imagination and rouses the excitement of so many young (and not so young) girls. The promise of tiaras, bejewelled ballgowns and coachmen and butlers seems to play to a primal sense of hope similar to that which we feel when we hear about lottery winners: one day it could happen to us.
now is the time Nov 17, 2010
Here’s a beauty tip for you. Let go of your past.
honest and true Nov 10, 2010
Victor, my yoga instructor, has been talking a lot lately about the importance of honesty in yoga practice. Honesty entails knowing what each part of the body is able and prepared to do, and then forming the posture in a way that honors that. The aim is not to force the body into a particular posture, but rather to ensure that all the disparate parts of the body are integrated as much as possible into the posture.
True Sanity Nov 4, 2010
In his book *The Men Who Stare at Goats *(which inspired the film of the same name) Jon Ronson refers to the studies of American soldiers of the Second World War done by General S.L.A Marshall which found that only 15-20% soldiers actually shoot to kill. The rest either fire high or do not shoot at all.
As In Yoga... Oct 28, 2010
As I bent forward I could feel the hamstring in my left leg resist. It did not want to go to the places the rest of my body willingly ventured.