The Punchline

The Punchline

The set-up Norman Vincent Peale writes the popular book, “The Power of Positive Thinking.” His success spurs the cottage industry: the modern happiness factory. “Positive Thinking” begets generations of life coaches, authors, workshop/retreat leaders and therapists who promote the eradication of negative feelings. Don’t Worry. Be Happy. What’s wrong with that, Kumari? Studies bear me […]

Overheard

Overheard

I’m on my way soon to see my teacher again! Wish me luck in my endeavors. I may not be the most enterprising yoga teacher. I’m curious porpoise instead. As Carroll said in “Alice” Don’t go anywhere without a porpoise.  An acquaintance, a few years younger than me, tells me quite seriously that she would “love […]

Declaring Independence

Declaring Independence

For the second time in as many weeks I finish six point two miles training for my 10k. If you’ve ever felt you could never run that far – come sit next to me. I’ll tell you what, not only is running easier than yoga, the running websites, clubs and groups are a hellaof a […]