One round around the ring with “Hate”.

For a woman who spends her time focusing on beauty, beautiful women, and the makings of a beautiful life, it came as a surprise to find myself in the midst of a journaling session writing about how much I hated (let’s call her Smurfette).  It looked something like this: “I hate Smurfette. I hate Smurfette. (two, three, four lines), I hate Smurfette. I hate Smurfette. I want to hire an airplane to fly around the city with a sign off the back saying “I hate Smurfette”.  I want to...


Gratitude: e.e. cummings style

Gratitude is like a magical elixir. It soothes the soul and makes you smile. When real gratitude enters the scene, it’s impossible to hang on to whatever is bugging you, at least not as firmly as you were gripping it before. No matter what is going on, it just plain feels good to take a moment and think of what you’re grateful for. I usually surprise myself with how much there actually is each time I do it. This morning I was reading a blog at called Grounding...