Chattering Mind

Any minute now (ok, Wednesday) will be the summer solstice. June 21st is the longest day of the year, the beginning of official summer (though I don’t think the weather is on that schedule here on the East broiling Coast), […]

Yesterday’s New York Times had a story about audio or video yoga (and other exercise classes) that you can download to your iPod. Some claim to be “customized” just for you and your needs. All are a pretty nifty way […]

This weekend I attended my friend Oliver’s beautiful wedding in mid-state New York. At the end of a ceremony that left most of us in tears (the bride cried as she read her vows to provide him shelter in her […]

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” –Henry Miller

When I was 19 I came across my first SARK book–in an independent Australian bookstore–Inspiration Sandwich. It was definitely that. Blasting with hand-crafted color and realness and spiritual creativity I quickly fell in love with Sarah Ariel Rainbow Kennedy. She […]

In a move that will no doubt have lobster claws clicking in crustacean applause (if they manage to read the news), Whole Foods announced today that they will stop selling live lobsters and crabs because it’s cruel. The mammoth natural […]

My lovely friend Kerrigan Kessler, a handbag designer, just told me she’ll be traveling to the Galapagos Islands this summer to volunteer for Galapagos ICE (Immerse, Connect, Evolve), an organization dedicated to improving health and education systems in the Galapagos. […]

Yesterday I had the pleasure of slipping out of the grey cement city and into green, leafy paradise. It was only for a brief stop up at the Omega Institute— the spiritual summer camp with meditation instead of color war […]

A friend of mine is doing the Master Cleanse fast (a.k.a the Lemonade Diet) right now. Seems like the perfect time for an intestinal roto-rooter. The popular detox, created by the late naturopath Stanley Burroughs in the 1970s, is designed […]

Last night my boyfriend T, the newspaper man, brought home an advanced (unproofed) copy of “Cancer Vixen: A True Story.” It’s a graphic memoir coming out in October by The New Yorker and Glamour cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto—she’s known for […]