Charming me

Charming me

In fairy tales a charmed life is magical, the opposite of being cursed. My religious beliefs pull me away from such designations, yet I can’t help but wonder sometimes when I see someone else with beautiful children, an adoring mate, a comfortable home, an early retirement. Are they blessed by fairy godmother? Are they born under […]

Unfiltered

Unfiltered

I like people. I like people about as much as I decide to like them, that is for sure. I don’t go into relationships looking for the worst. Yes, even though “Vargus” warns me, “Sweetheart the world is an ugly place. People are mean!” From where I stand? trouble? looks like he starts it. If I start off […]

Reality bites

Reality bites

I wake up this morning depressed. Blue. Deflated. Unmotivated. I take my own advice. I’m gentle with myself. I’m oversensitive. An observation, not a judgement. A friend invites me to go have breakfast in the city at a restaurant I like. Normally I love breakfast out. I politely decline. My depression drives this decision. I […]

Like That

Like That

There are times when the innocuous “Like” button freaks out my old school sensibilities. For example the time a young man in my neighborhood was killed in his sleep by a large tree falling on his house. An update posted on Facebook garnered numerous “likes.” Or a friend posted a link to an article about […]

New Year’s Day Class! 1/1/2015 at 2pm YogaYoga Newhall ;)

New Year’s Day Class! 1/1/2015 at 2pm YogaYoga Newhall ;)

The Keys to Happiness. Betcha thought there was only one key, right? You’ll be happy when you’re paycheck has $60 more dollars, or your spouse loses 20 pounds, or your kids graduate with honors – when, when, when – the funny thing is the kinds of things that generate happiness “when” do not create long […]