Hiding my heart away

“This is how the story went I met someone by accident who blew me away blew me away And It was in the darkest of my days When you took my sorrow and you took my pain And buried them away, you buried them away I wish I could lay down beside you When the … Continue reading

A Beautiful Balancing Act

“To find the balance you want, this is what you must become. You must keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it’s like you have four legs instead of two. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look … Continue reading

“I walked a mile with Sorrow”

I walked a mile with Pleasure; She chatted all the way; But left me none the wiser For all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow, And ne’er a word said she; But, oh! The things I learned from her, When sorrow walked with me. -Robert Browning Hamilton What develops character and … Continue reading

The Glamour of Life: My DOs and DON’Ts

  As a young teenager, I couldn’t wait to open the crisp pages of a new glossy Glamour magazine.  With my hands gliding gently over the latest high-fashion looks, I would become immersed in a culture of luxury, beauty and, well, glamour.  It was all so rich—the high-brow of the cityscapes, the glitz of Hollywood … Continue reading

Silencing my ‘Monkey Mind’

Mother Nature’s bipolar disorder has put a damper on my plans as of late. Cleveland’s weather went from temperatures in the low 80s to a balmy 99 degrees and climbing.  Add a little precipitation and what you have is the perfect climate for poufy, frizzy hair.  The 1980s called, they want their look back—and they can … Continue reading