Meditation, Mindfulness, Mindful Meditation…

  I am the type of person who spends a good chunk of her time anywhere but in the present. I brood about the past and angst over my future. Is angst a verb? It is when it pertains to me, anyway. I rely on my volunteering and my arts patronage to transport me into […]

It’s Not Selfish

When I think about Robin Williams, and anyone who has committed suicide, I mourn because the world will be without their gifts, whatever they may be. But I also mourn the fact that they were in so much pain. And that they felt so hopeless and alone. And that they felt so trapped. I get […]

Meditation World Record

I’ve been trying to incorporate meditation into my weekly schedule this summer, to no avail. I’m going to keep on tryin’, though. I’ll be kicking off the renewed effort this Friday, with the Chopra Center’s Global Meditation for Peace. They want to break the world record for largest group meditation. Let’s do this thing! A […]


  Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. As a Bostonian, I felt a pang of guilt because I didn’t realize that yesterday was the anniversary. The date of last year’s marathon hadn’t been seared in my brain, as it had been for tens (hundreds?) of thousands of people. On that date […]

My First Juice Cleanse

  My birthday list has become more interesting and cost-effective since the arrival of Groupon and Living Social. I did a three–day juice cleanse last weekend, courtesy of Living Social. Juice cleanses are expensive; I paid $99 for a three–day cleanse. I didn’t read much about the cleanse before I started it. So I was […]