Category Archives: Beauty

Conclusion

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No matter what your religious beliefs, contemplating the very concept of Karma can make you a wiser steward of your fighting skills. Read more »

Stop and Smell the Roses

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For those of us who suffer through cold winters, spring is the time for getting back out in the sunshine, cultivating our gardens, and, of course, cultivating our bodies for summer shorts and tank tops. Read more »

Cultivating Present Moment Awareness. Part 2

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What I recognized almost immediately after settling in was that there are not many distractions in this community. No longer do I have to deal with grueling commutes on interstates, long lines at checkout counters and restaurants, and waiting lists for preschools. Read more »

Cultivating Present Moment Awareness. Part 1

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As I look out my office windows on this particularly bitter January day, I see an endless expanse of hardened snow. I realize that many would view this terrain as rock solid and frozen, yet I interpret it as transforming and fertile. In fact, I see this entire city as being spiritually ripe. Read more »

Basic Black Hosiery

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I can’t bear wearing anything except black hose (or sheer) with black shoes. It goes with everything and just seems “put together” — but is it too drab?

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Fashion After Forty

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After looking at the runways and watching preteens model body-skimming, skin-baring, made-for-a-totem-pole designs, I wonder if fashion has left me behind. Any suggestions on how a 41-year-old such as myself can apply these fabulous, cutting-edge designs to a more adult (but certainly not matronly!) figure?

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My First Time at a Spa

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For weeks I was going crazy trying to figure out what my boyfriend was getting me for my birthday. I thought for sure a new printer or perhaps a nice piece of jewelry. When he told me to wear “loose clothing” and “little or no makeup” on the big day, I was confused. To my surprise, my birthday present was a trip to a spa!

I had heard about spas on movies and television, but I had never been to one. What were they going to do to me, I thought? I was a spa virgin and I was scared.
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