Why I Meditate

Why do I meditate? The short answer is because I want to be happy. The long answer is the same. Not just happy the emotion, that momentary high when something goes your way, but a true happiness. The happiness of staying equanimous in the face of Life, no matter what she happens to throw at …

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The Chronicles of Cynthia Lee – Part 1

Revelations On The Toilet Seat "Come for me, baby," he says as he comes, cavalierly, into me. He finishes with a smile, rolls off, finishes his drink. He got what he wanted, now off to the next thing on his list. Check. Check, please. I offered myself to him on a silver platter, he told …

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How to Relieve Anxiety

The lights are out, it's dark, and suddenly there is a bump on the stairs. Your alerted mind immediately jumps to conclusions, swinging through all the possibilities that reads like a Stephen King novel - it's a thief, a clown, or twin ghosts! But it could just as easily be your family walking to the bathroom, …

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Hey, How Much Does This Thing Cost?

How much does something cost? When we hear that word, our automatic assumption is that we are talking about money, a numerical value, some tangible currency to use as a frame of reference. How much, say, does it cost to watch an episode of The Game of Thrones (GoT)? There are many angles we can …

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Be SMART and Appreciate the Little Things

I once stood upon a tall guard tower situated along the Great Wall of China, barely catching my breath with sweat dripping into my eyes, almost falling apart from the heat and the exertion it took to make it that far. Looking out from the window at the vastness all around, counting the great snaking …

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Failure is the New Black

One, two, three. One, two, three.  The dancers glide across the floor as if floating on air. One, two, three. One, two, three. Intertwining bodies become one, twirling straight into the imagination as they sail across the dance floor, leaving a trail of mouths agape from those watching on the sidelines. This, is perfection in …

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