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Japanese Wisdom

“The prime of your life doesn’t come twice.” Read that again. And then fully absorb. Now get on with truly living...

Lent - Part 2

So I fell off the biscuit wagon. But then I got back on. “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” Resilience. Or maybe resilience is not...

Lent

I was meant to give up biscuits for Lent this year. The plan was solid: I ate plenty of biscuits before, I told everyone I knew and I...

The Choice - Part 2

“Why don’t you just commit suicide?” This was the first question that psychologist (and Holocaust survivor), Viktor Frankl, would ask his...

The Choice – Part 1

This past month, I went through something, a significant something. It was so significant that I missed two blog posts. I simply could...

Mullets and Mohawks - Parte Deux

“Start as you mean to go on.” This is one of my mantras. Nowhere is it truer than at the beginning of a new year. And I started this new...

Fast Eddy

Today I met a tortoise. His name? Fast Eddy. And he was! His friends were a bunch of dogs - puppies, actually – and that’s what he seemed...

Angry Bird

I’m having one of those angry days. I’m not sure why. And then I remember something I read in a David Hawkins book: I am angry because I...

Carpe Tomorrow?

It can be said that good and evil do not exist, only truth and ignorance. - From a brochure for an Ayahuasca retreat Ignorance is...

Seeing Red

This morning, I am in a super-grateful daze for the NHS (National Health Service in the UK). Yesterday, I was fluey. Today, I coughed up...

Knickerbocker Glories

Once upon a time, I spied an amethyst geode. It was majestic, magical, magnificent. I have wanted one since. It feels like it was forever...

Driving Home for Christmas

"Belonging is being somewhere where you want to be, and they want you. Fitting in is being somewhere where you really want to be, but...

Fake-Steak and a Juicy Carrot

Being in London over the last few days, I have started to set up various lunch and dinner dates with loved ones. What is very noticeable...

The Bitter Cucumber

Unless it’s “Holy hell, yes!”, just say no. - Tosha Silver Once upon a time, I was asked what kind of people I wanted my children...

Frozen Lemons

Seen on Instagram: When life gives you lemons...freeze them and throw them as hard as possible at the people that are making your life...

Empty Space

At some point in your growth, it becomes quieter inside. - Michael Singer I think I laughed when I read this. Quieter? Really? That...

Sadness

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. - Mary Oliver I am...

Happy Feet

Watching the kids playing in the sandpit one afternoon: Me, to my daughter: “Isn’t it weird how your feet used to look just like Papa’s...

Falling Out of Love

There’s a thin line between love and hate, or so a good friend of mine told me the other day as I relayed my most recent divorce woes....

Salt-and-Pepper

Today, I discovered I am human. This afternoon, I sat across from an exceptionally attractive man during a consult - and that was all I...