The Total Life Cleanse

The Total Life Cleanse

As the winter wanes and the weather warms up, we tend to feel the need to purge our closets of clothes we no longer wear, and our drawers of papers and odds and ends we no longer need. Added daylight might prompt us to get the oil changed in our cars or at least to...
The Fear Cure

The Fear Cure

I’ve always been a cautious type, and my caution has generally served me well throughout life. I haven’t landed in a lot of uncompromising or dangerous situations. My fear, on the other hand, has held me back—in one area of my life, specifically. I’d go so far as to...
The Ego Eradicator

The Ego Eradicator

When I moved to Los Angeles some years ago, I started taking a writing class with a teacher who wanted us to start the class as centered and alert as possible. Before we began writing, she’d have one of her students lead us in Kundalini Yoga. I always enjoyed the...
Making Friends with My Body, As Is

Making Friends with My Body, As Is

By the time I was 15 years old, I had a fully developed body. I was five-foot-seven and 145 pounds. I had D-cup breasts and ample hips. I wanted to jump out of my skin. I didn’t resemble the pencil-thin models in the fashion magazines, and I certainly didn’t resemble...