Feminism is neither unnecessary or “over”; it is simply evolving… In Japan, it isn’t just about getting more women to return to the workforce, it is about letting them shine in a way that feels powerful, confident, and…authentic.
Southern Californians are so self-absorbed!” Hmm…I hadn’t noticed, I worried. At the Chopra Center, Southern California felt like paradise. And, isn’t it justifiable to be self-absorbed in an introspective, meditative sense? I don’t think that’s what my friend meant, but I continued to ponder this. Fast forward a week. Now in Tokyo…in the pouring rain…without […]
Guru: a teacher who helps us overcome our individual fears.
Creativity & fear. Elizabeth Gilbert described them as conjoined twins…always linked to situations where the outcome is unknown. To live a creative life, we have to contend with fear…fear of no talent…fear of the mundane or useless…fear of no market, not the right resources, not the right contacts or support system…fear someone else already did […]
I come from a long line of perfectionists. My mother, her mother, my grandmother’s mother…well, you get the point. And, if you’re female, you probably share the point. Before we start a Facebook page celebrating our awesomeness or inserting this line into our resumés, let’s get clear on what being a perfectionist is really all […]
Friday morning at the Chopra Center, which means our morning yoga practice is dedicated to the Law of Detachment. Key word, law. Admittedly, it’s difficult to detach…because our fear prods us to cling…to cling to our phones, to people…and most of all, to the expected outcome of our action. But, things flow better when we […]
I always feel a little off on Memorial Day…you would think 23 years of separation would help ease the pain. It does, but…not completely. Especially not when the second most important man in your life is battling for his…and it was our first night together that he didn’t cook me dinner. He couldn’t…he was too […]
His therapy for getting through therapy…chemo therapy
My first memory of Dominick was watching him play Little League…he was 10 and I fell in love with him there. I never realized how scary baseball must be…that dual dynamic of both team and individual performance in one sport. I think I held my breath every time he went up to bat, but the […]
Do you really want to get married?” I nod. A few seconds pass. Hey baby, you realize I meant to me, right?” ~Michael Battaglia He says he’s never been in love before. I say I have never been in love like this… He says I have a rare beauty, so he designed a ring featuring […]