• Healing the Body Herstory

    Date: 2016.01.22 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    I’m not what you’d call a capital ‘A’ Activist, but after so much violence aimed at Planned Parenthood last year—the shootings, the threats, repeated government funding cuts to vital healthcare so many women and men needed—I decided to have my annual exam there this month. Read more »

  • What did I miss?

    Date: 2015.12.23 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

    Did you catch the interview with Dustin Hoffman a few years ago when he talked about his Tootsie role? Excuse the pun, but not really.

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  • I Declare

    Date: 2015.08.06 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    I Win Honey!

    I was at a business workshop a few weeks ago when the instructor told us to break into pairs and ask each other, ‘What do you want?’ I doubt anyone in the room was prepared to be made vulnerable by such a surprisingly deep and personal question as that.

    ‘What do you want?’

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  • Your Surround Sound

    Date: 2015.07.07 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    close up of a big stereo speaker

    I love the effect of surround sound when I’m watching a good movie. The noise and music bouncing off of the walls, pulsing through my body and in my ears, there’s magic in the way it expands the experience of sitting still in an otherwise quiet theater. To my rational mind, I know I’m suspending my disbelief in order to enter the story; it’s all made up, and I get that it’s playing against a giant white screen and can’t hurt me, or spontaneously make me do or be anything in that moment. Still, all the drama and noise adds a dimension of reality that stays with me long after I’ve left the movie. It makes for a great parallel in our own lives too. We’re constantly bombarded by drama and noise intended to manipulate the way we feel, which brings me to today’s question:

    What’s the quality of your surround sound? Read more »

  • The Heart: Broken Open

    Date: 2015.05.03 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    According to the Buddha, “True love is born from understanding.” But when a relationship ends and the heart breaks, it can feel as though love itself has abandoned us, and understanding seems an even longer way off.

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