Posts Categorized: self-awareness

Get Unplugged

Every time I go to New York I am shocked by the amount of people attached to cellular devices. Race-walking down the street, emerging from the bathroom in a restaurant, waiting on the platform for a subway, walking their children to school, purchasing food at a fruit stand, stepping onto the street at a crosswalk… Read more »

The Baby Has Arrived

There is a new person in the world!  My daughter had a baby two weeks ago.  Soft and warm, sweet and pure, a new little boy was born.  Everything that he does is miraculous, from opening his eyes to sucking and pooping, and the adults who love him marvel at each accomplishment.  He has a… Read more »

When Do You Need Glasses?

My son built a fort for my eight-year-old granddaughter, six-year-old grandson and me to watch a movie. It was a construction of pillows, chairs and cozy blankets in the middle of their living room floor. He made popcorn and flavored it with corn chex and white chocolate, then he went into the basement to use… Read more »

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Yesterday I saw my friend, Janice, at the pool.  We are swimming buddies.  We keep each other up-to-date on local trivia that makes our swim go faster.  It’s always fun to connect with Janice.  It makes my day when I see her in the pool.  As I was walking my warm-up laps and she was… Read more »

Rich Experiences Around Every Corner

Last week I had two experiences from opposite ends of my universe. First was a workshop on sexuality…not just sex as we know it but our erotic relationship with life. The teacher described it as “the discovery of the absolute truth of a person, the will to emerge as the person who we were born… Read more »

In Relation to Love

Relationships are trying. Loving ones are the hardest because we care so much. I find confusion in communication infinitely frustrating. What did he really mean? How did she interpret my actions? Did he understand what I just said? Was I able to look past her words and hear what she truly wants and needs? Is… Read more »

How Can Ayurveda Improve Your Health?

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system of India. It includes healing the mind, body and spirit through diet and lifestyle. Based on three doshas (or body types) and the seasons Ayurveda practitioners prescribe food and lifestyle alterations to heal diseases and maintain overall good health. The three types of constitutions are vata, pitta and kapha…. Read more »

A True Warrior

Of the many classes that I take each week, one of the more challenging is the martial art of gongfu with an emphasis on spirituality and the ways that it can be applied to relationships. We learn how to be present in relation to others, to look into each other’s eyes and bow before sparring… Read more »

The Inner World of Computers

You probably already know this. I am slow to discover technological ways to make my life easier. It seems that each advance that I learn about leads to two more things to address. One step forward, two steps backward. But here is an idea that could make your experience online less aggravating. I am sometimes… Read more »