Tag Archive | Beauty
Self love, body image, and the power of thought
Hello dear readers, Although it still feels as if we are living in a world in which we are atomized – separated from one another and even from our own inner self, in fact, our true nature is very different from what our families and cultures have taught us about being human. Most of us […]
a frozen apple (a poem)
encased, sparkling a dangerous edge to a sweetly dripping bicuspid enclose defensive venom just in case they try to strike out we all tiptoe with hidden knives we are adults and yet the tender fruit inside our sacks of muscle and bone belies the toughness of the skin tears gather knotted in my throat the desire […]
In the Shadow of the Banyan: Comments on the Book
Hello readers, Some of you may have read Vaddey Ratner’s lyrical and inspiring story of survival in her autobiographical novel, “In the Shadow of the Banyan”, which takes place during the Communist revolution in Cambodia. While the author did change some details with respect to the actual events, timeline, and persons involved in her personal […]
Law of Attraction: Is Physical Beauty Important?
Human beings are undeniably artistic and creative beings. We are all to varying degrees attracted to beauty in nature and art. Also, as sexual beings, we feel somehow that a beautiful mate is an important advantage in the race to procreate. I suppose having beautiful children makes us feel more powerful or accomplished. Yet I […]
On Aging: Embracing or Recreating Our Bodies?
I recently dreamed that I looked into a mirror, and the top part of my hair, from the crown to my ears, was snow white. The remainder of my hair was its usual dark brown, variegated with blondish, reddish curly strands. It seemed as if the dream and my hair were posing a question and […]