Lovingkindness meditation as described by Jack Kornfield is such a beautiful thing to do, especially (but not only) when we're working on forgiveness. It's so darn simple, but it does so much for us. So let me tell you about it. As if you were going to meditate, get comfortable in a quiet . . .
It was a starlit Valentine's night and we were in the Caribbean with friends. Romance was in the air. On the palm-tree enclosed patio, candles twinkled atop small dinner tables covered with red and white cloths that had been sprinkled with tiny red and silver hearts. We drank champagne that tasted . . .
I know there was a time when I was love-mad. But I can hardly remember it. Do you remember the kind of love that made you feel off the charts, manic if things were going well and then so low you were below bottom if things weren't going well? THAT kind of love. Oh, I remember it. Even if I can't . . .
After the Golden Globes, I saw sporadic criticism of the movie, La La Land from people who didn't think the actors merited the award. "They couldn't sing or dance well." "The story was unrealistic." "LA isn't like that." "The ending was hokey." Blah blah blah. Well, I saw the film and I loved . . .
On the record We were two of only about five Caucasians in the sushi restaurant. I saw eastern Indians, Pakistanis, Chinese, Japanese, Latinos, Sikhs and so many different nationalities enjoying a sushi lunch in our very diverse city of San Jose, Calif. (Silicon Valley). I wore my new Love Trumps . . .
We've come a long way since the snake pit style "insane asylums." A very long way. Many types of mental illness can be treated and patients are no longer shamed and automatically hidden away. But are there some ways in which mental illness differs from other kinds of illness? We'll call those . . .
I'd like to thank the guy, who wrote the song That made my baby fall in love with me Most women who hear that my husband and I remarried after 26 years apart are fascinated. How did that happen? they want to know. That's my question, too. Because i have no idea. Once he left back in 1980 I . . .
How lovely it would be if all relationships endured for a lifetime. Of course, they endure for more than a lifetime, that's my belief, but sometimes, in this lifetime, a relationship comes to a natural end. Most of us are reluctant to leave another. Sometimes it's because we don't want to be . . .
Looking out at the timelessness of the Montana landscape, the majestic mountains and the massive clouds that dominated the infinite sky, I couldn't help but think of love. After all, my husband and I had just celebrated our 7th and 44th wedding anniversaries. And of course, the retrospective view . . .
One of the people dearest to my heart said that to me the other day. She'd just split with a long-time guy, someone she cared deeply for, but didn't love in that special, sizzling kind of way. She'd been putting off this breakup for, well, years. Yes, many years. Even thought finding love was high . . .