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 […]

Always be a Unicorn

Always be a Unicorn

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn. ‘Cause, you know – unicorns are cool. An earnest young Buddhist gives dharma talk. Though she’s studied, learned, educated for heaven’s sake, her talk reminds me of unicorns, raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens. She implores me to consider the […]

Six keys to a strong yoga practice

Six keys to a strong yoga practice

I don’t resemble the tow-haired blue-eyed interviewee. She’s young, at least twenty years younger than me. Fit as a fiddle. She’s successful, supporting herself both as a professional model and as a yoga teacher. She struggles with image “issues.” Whatever that means. Either she views herself as fat or unattractive or both or more. . . in […]