Soft. Slow. Surrender.

Slowness remembers and hurry forgets; softness remembers and hardness forgets; surrender remembers and fear forgets. —Mark Nepa Slow. Sadness, anxiety, anger (and all unhappy emotions) thrive on speed. When my mind is racing, I am unhappy. When I am hurrying to an appointment, I am unhappy. When I am rushing to complete a task, I…

Be Like Water

My new mantra came to me during my Monday morning meditation: Be like water. It was during my first reading of the Tao Te Ching, that I realized the true supremacy of water. Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. —Tao Te Ching I…

Review: Muhammad by Deepak Chopra

Recently, I was asked to review Deepak Chopra’s latest book, Muhammad—A Story of the Last Prophet. For a long time, I have been interested to learn more about Muhammad and the Islamic religion and so, I was very excited to oblige. This book is different than much of Deepak’s popular “self-help” work. Muhammad is a…

My Boyfriend is not a Lesbian

Forward: This post has nothing to do with sexuality (homosexuality, heterosexuality, bisexuality, asexuality, or otherwise). Let’s save that for another time. This post has everything to do with labels. Please keep that in mind if you decide to leave a comment. Thank you. You’ve probably heard me refer to Matthew by various titles. Sometimes I…