Hurricane Irma Update

Hurricane Irma sweeps through the coast with starved-dog fury. Trees snap, salty beach waters surge and swell, and an ominous gray haze transforms the Sunshine State into a spastic, smokey hell. I watch the Weather Channel as a newsman stands with bowed legs bracing the ground, his clothes flapping in the high winds. “Almost a ...

3 Facts Every Woman Should Know About Self-Love

Self-love is more than just a cool concept. I wholeheartedly believe it is the secret to happiness. And if self-love is intrinsically connected to joy, shouldn’t we have it? Where do we sign up? How do we get some of this superfood for the soul? I asked myself those questions, and as a journalist and self-improvement ...

Letter From a Road Raging Mama

Dear dude in the blue Acura, I’m not proud. I saw your car backing out of its space in the parking lot. It rumbled toward mine, your bumper charging at my Sentra. I slammed my hand on the horn, once, twice. I hollered, “What the F*ck are you doing?” You braked, then yelled back and blasted ...

A Few Sage Thoughts From The Birds

It’s the little mysteries that make me scratch my chin, as if chin scratching could potentially stimulate wisdom. I cannot understand small complexities. Such as, why is the fridge constantly bare if I’m always grocery shopping? Why is my wallet always empty if I spend so much time working? Who are these wry leprechauns leaving ...

The Thing About First Steps

Your limbs are dead animals. Your mind is a roaring concert, playing every possible excuse. First steps are hard. But let us remember that getting there is always more difficult than being there. So get there. I recently had a friend ask how to get started doing yoga. This happens a lot, and I expected the ...