20 Mar 2013
If you’ve ever been on a luxury cruise or vacation where you ate more sweet and rich foods than you usually do and were less active than you normally are, you probably came home feeling rested and relaxed but with a few extra pounds, too! Post-vacation, you may have started a new diet and exercise routine to work off the weight you picked up to...
18 Jan 2013
I attended a lecture recently by Robert Ketchell, a lifetime practitioner of Japanese gardening. I was immediately captivated by his opening statement that gardening is an underrated skill with vast implications for healing our relationships with each other and the planet. He then went on to outline the principles of Japanese gardening that can be adapted to Western gardens, such as arranging empty space, using...
11 Dec 2012
One of the hardest things about a breakup is all of the heavy, hurtful emotional residue it can leave behind in its wake. Those shattering misunderstandings . . . broken promises . . . and wounding words left hanging . . .
20 Nov 2012
Just as the forever-bound-together drama masks, Comedy and Tragedy, speak of the inevitable duality of human experience, intimate love also has two distinct faces. One is the very private relationship between ourselves and our partner, and the other . . . is the public one — what the union means to the other people in our lives.
09 Oct 2012
I have a very important question for you. But first: Have you ever been in love? Or is there someone in your life right now whom you love dearly? Great. Can you summon the feeling of what that’s like? Feels great, doesn’t it. Most of all, I’d like you to think about the kind of nice things you’d be willing to do for this person...
10 Sep 2012
If you find yourself single again and over the age of 40, finding new love may seem like a daunting task. I remember when we were kids, looking at single people over 40 and thinking their chances for love were long gone. That they were over the hill, doomed to be spinsters or bachelors for the remainder of their years. Not any more! Studies...