My Family and the Root of Loving-kindness

It’s really very simple, but not at all common. As I stood in the midst of aunts and uncles, cousins and their children, my parents, a great uncle, and my grandparents, it struck me how imminently kind my family is. Ranging in age from 2 to 90, we live in different parts of the country, […]

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October 30th, 2013 by Wanda

Alignment: Whom Do You Want to Be?

So I practice a kind of yoga that values mental and spiritual connectedness, as well as physical. The firm foundation you seek to create on your mat–so you can soar into elegant poses–parallels the steadfast anchor you seek to create in your everyday life, in your relationships with others, and with something greater than yourself, […]

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August 23rd, 2013 by Wanda

Crocodile Tears: A New Game for Second Wives

One of my earlier posts (“The End of Alimony”) referenced an article in Time Magazine concerning the growth of a movement in the United States to revisit alimony laws which put ex-husbands at a financial disadvantage. The burden of paying alimony to an ex-wife can be too great or for too long. So-called second wives […]

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July 29th, 2013 by Wanda

Anger Revisited

What do you do when your nemesis (never mind you never wanted one) is a volcano of anger that erupts regularly but still without warning? What if you’ve taken precautions, staked out lava walls (I’m imaging these are like dikes, but heat-resistant), but that gaseous, toxic, skin-searing stuff keeps leaking under and over? What if […]

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June 7th, 2013 by Wanda

Anger: So What?

Of course emotions are more like cognitive judgments than irrational impulses. So-called “women’s intuition” is much more like the rapid-fire intake of information, analysis, and decision-making described by Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers than a touchy-feely guess. More importantly, emotions say something about the experience of being in the world, and some are inherently ethical in […]

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December 13th, 2012 by Wanda