Tag: compassion

GOT LIZARDS?

LESSONS I LEARNED FROM CINDERELLA –LESSON 1: GOT LIZARDS? This is the first of a three-part installation of Lessons I Learned From Cinderella. Here we go: First of all, that Fairy Godmother is the bomb. Who couldn’t use a Fairy Godmother to help put things right every now and again? And what can’t escape notice Read More …

SCREW MARY POPPINS

Screw Mary Poppins I recently watched a documentary about Julie Andrews. With a wistful look in his eye, the interviewer asked Ms. Andrews whether she parented her real-life children the way Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp did. She graciously shook her head, “Well, those mothers are perfect. They have to be. It’s always perfect Read More …

Twinkies for Everyone!

We’re in charge of bringing Thanksgiving dessert to my sister-in-law’s this year–and I’m considering indulging a childhood fantasy: Bringing boxes and boxes and piles and piles of Twinkies. Cause, you know, this is it. The last time we can enjoy a good Twinkie. This “last time ever” thing– it really grabs our attention, doesn’t it? Read More …

Love Yourself!

Who hasn’t heard, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself” ? But if we stopped and thought about it, how many of us really love ourselves well? Perhaps, the truly radical suggestion, the one that would actually pull us out of this struggle, is to love OURSELVES as we love our neighbors/ friends/ children/ partners/ Read More …