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My Favorite Myth about Love: Or, Why it Sucks to be Alone on Valentine's Day Even if you Think Valentine's Day is a Ridiculous Hallmark Holiday
Psychology Today just published an article (www.psychologytoday.com/articl...dex.php on what real connection in an intimate relationship means, debunking the myth that we should be totally independent of our partners and never need anything from them - or never show them we need anything from them. On the contrary, the article says, we seek intimate partners in order to get certain totally normal emotional needs met - the need for emotional and phy... read moreFri, January 30, 2009 - 1:26 PM permalink - 1 comment
I remember that first date – a blind date – after 20-something e-mails and a 2-hour phone conversation. He drove up to my house in a green convertible, the top down, the dog in the back seat. He got out of the car, smiled behind dark glasses. A good-looking guy, not my usual type, but chivalrous, confident, and all smiles. He opened the door for me. I felt nervous. We talked nervously on the drive to Napa, the wind in our hair, it was hot, even on the freeway with the top down. We talked, and... read moreMon, January 26, 2009 - 7:42 AM permalink - 5 comments
* New colored pens!Thu, January 15, 2009 - 10:40 AM permalink - 4 comments
*putting together a new outfit that totally works, man.
*getting off the phone with an author after having a really good, professional, confident conversation about publishing contracts.
*Seeing new roots growing on the plant cutting in my window.
*when my step-dog sees me and greets me running and jumping.And when we lie together in the sun and he puts his head on my arm.
*Getting invitations, even when I can't go.
*Having people write sweet/supportive/i... read more
Just got me and the sweetie tix for BM...never thought I'd go again, but, here I come.....Wed, January 14, 2009 - 10:23 AM permalink - 2 comments
Lover gave me "The Compassion Box" for Solstice this year. It's a lovely gift, with a book by Pema Chodron about the Buddhist lojong (or "mind training") practice of working with slogans in meditation (and in life) to become increasingly awake and aware. Pema is my hero when I've struggled with depression, grief, and confusion; I love "When Things Fall Apart". The box also includes a set of lojong cards and a CD with a guided meditation.Tue, January 13, 2009 - 5:01 PM permalink - 1 comment
So, in my recent struggles, I got out the cards and ... read more
When the going gets bad, the bad laugh until the going slinks out the door in shame and disgrace. I've been called a witch, a bitch, an iconoclast, a genius, a ditz, and just about everything in between. When in doubt, I just flip my hair around until an answer becomes apparent. I'm constantly in search of the sublimely ridiculous, which always makes me laugh. Luckily, it's getting more and more common. I'm not a good housekeeper, nor a good gardener, and only pursue my goals in the most half-assed of ways, yet everything seems to work out OK.
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