You be the judge

You be the judge

Two people in two days greet me with the phrase “Oh but you’ve gained weight! What happened?” ouch. Since January of 2016 I’ve suffered menopausal girth increase. The same five pounds has come off and on over twelve times this year. Getting below five, though, has eluded me. I’m starting to feel powerless in my […]

Beware of Food made with “Real Fruit”

Beware of Food made with “Real Fruit”

Driving north from Santa Clarita is a billboard advertising McDonald’s new smoothies. They’re made with “real fruit.” Momentarily I wonder as opposed to what? Plastic fruit? Imaginary fruit? Then it comes to me: artificial fruit flavorings. . . .McDonald’s is implying that their smoothie is healthy choice although it’s not. grrr Beware of food made […]

The Unreal Kumari

The Unreal Kumari

Once a person advances in yoga, remembering one’s starter days becomes a challenge. She is surprised by friends who ask “How do you do that?” How does she do that? Analyzing what’s going on requires a different kind of focus than executing the pose. It can be done, if one resolves to pay attention. One must […]

Following My Heart

Following My Heart

Musing on the heart chakra: in fourth grade I remember my teacher, Mrs. Fano, intoning “My heart told me. . . .” I thought she was quaintly slow. Didn’t she know, I wondered, that the heart is a mass of involuntary muscle that pumps blood around the circulatory system for the benefit of moving oxygen to the cells? Frankly […]

Reality Bites

Reality Bites

While the majority of people in the United States don’t eat fast food every day, about 25% do. Every day? Yup. Those who eat fast food, eat it a lot. Young adults, introduced to fast food as children, are the most likely to eat it – 57% (18-29 year olds) say they eat it weekly. […]

There will be Blood

There will be Blood

Transformation? True learning leaves me a bigger person in compassion and love and better able at embracing the world. Everything else is just accumulating knowledge. False learning. False learning undergirds false transformation. Have you met the false teacher? The smoke and mirrors find yer-inner-child type? The I’ll triple yer business or guarantee you ace the […]