Sister Giant

March 10th, 2010

I recently spent a weekend with Marianne Williamson .  Well, with her and about 500 other women.  It was an amazing, educational and transformative experience called Sister Giant, designed to re-connect us with our female power and to find ways to apply it in the world. 
Of course, this wonderful yin force we are governed by [...]

Waiting for babies

September 28th, 2009

So I'm in Toronto, on Baby Watch.  This means that I have bought a throw-away cell phone, like a drug dealer, only because AT&T has cut such a lousy deal with Canada on the iphone that it is STEWPID to do otherwise. That's probably why the drug dealers buy them too! 
Anyway, I've got this phone, [...]

Yin and Yang, baby

October 16th, 2008

As you watch the Dow drop like a lead weight, do you expand or contract?  I mean it: upon hearing that the world is flying even more rapidly to Hell in a cute little handbasket, does your body relax or get tense?
It’s a very important question.
Crisis is yangizing.  Which means contracting.  When you hear that [...]

Radical Optimism

June 6th, 2008

What a strange time it is. For me, at least.
Although I keep checking in with other people, and it seems that everyone has a particular set of neuroses floating around in their heads these days: I’ll say to a friend: “You know, I’m totally weirded out about the price of oil, people starving, global warming, [...]

For My Greatest Teacher

April 12th, 2008

It’s been a big week.
My mother died on Thursday.
I don’t know how to write that sentence without dropping it on your foot like a brick. Not that you knew my mother, but no matter how you slice it, mothers are a big deal, and death is pretty huge itself. In fact, of all [...]

Hictic

March 13th, 2008

Dear Bloguee,
I’ve hesitated to blog lately because some serious poop has hit the fan of my life; my mother, diagnosed with malignant melanoma four years ago, is experiencing a recurrence.  I’m in London right now, where she lives, cooking my butt off for her.
It is, as my friends in South Africa would say, “hectic”–only they [...]

Hallelujah

March 2nd, 2008

My whole life, I’ve been a total mess. Some blame it on having had a maid growing up, but my sister was picked up after too, and she’s neat as a pin. Some consider it laziness on my part, and yet I can exhibit profound un-laziness in may other aspects of my life. [...]

The Shopping Channel

January 9th, 2008

I was on the Canadian Shopping Channel this week. THE. SHOPPING. CHANNEL. I might as well have been transported to Neptune in terms of the planet-hopping involved. Think whizzing, whirring TV studio that basically never stops, from 6 a.m. to midnight–every day. Lights, camera, ACTION! Think jewellery and colon cleanses [...]

Boomerangs

December 23rd, 2007

BEWARE: LONG BLOG AHEAD
First of all, I want to say THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU to everyone who has posted blog-encouragement to me in the last week or so. Every message has been sucked on like a candy and throughly digested by my soul. Thank you. It really helps. If you feel moved to keep it [...]

Ugh

December 18th, 2007

I just got back from acting class.
Ugh.
It’s strange to spend my life trying to recognize, sort through, and ultimately discard layers of sludge and useless “self”, then plop myself down in acting class–a room full of 24-year old blondes and their male counterparts–where I immediately take a nosedive into the murky, smelly fishtank of self. [...]