Relationships

Death Can Be A Unifying Experience

This spring my father died.  It is said the strangest thing about human existence is that although death is occurring all around us, we don’t believe it will happen to us.  (This is from the Mahabharata, an ancient text.) I would say the same about my poppa passing.   I did not fully believe death would… Read More

Mothers Day

invisible work by Allison Luterman Because no one could ever praise me enough, because I don't mean these poems only but the unseen unbelievable effort it takes to live the life that goes on between them, I think all the time about invisible work. About the young mother on Welfare I interviewed years ago, who… Read More

means no peace with certain relatives, or having peace at the price of being inauthentic. Being peaceful and authentic can define your relationship with your relatives.

For many years the source of some angst for me was family gatherings.  I read a book a number of years ago that shifted my attitude from dread to pleasant appreciation and anticipation.  That book, which I still reference today, is Wayne Dyer’s The Power of Intention. Everything about this human existence is relationship.  We… Read More

Low Libido

Sexual issues are very common in women. In the United States, approximately 40 percent of women have sexual concerns and 12 percent report distressing sexual issues.

Sexual issues are very common in women. In the United States, approximately 40 percent of women have sexual concerns and 12 percent report distressing sexual issues. Female sexual dysfunction takes many different forms, including lack of sexual desire (low libido), impaired arousal, inability to achieve orgasm, or pain with sexual activity. Sexual dysfunction may be… Read More

Facebook(FB) for Connecting

I have some really lovely FB goodness to share…recently a delightful 66 year old woman shared the romance of her lifetime with me.  She was 17 years old when she smiled at a distance to a baseball player in the dugout.  He smiled back.  They spent two whole summers smiling at each other through the… Read More

NO Tipping

Community

Recently a new restaurant opened locally.  This new restaurant has a no-tipping policy.  I was surprised to feel relieved about not needing to tip and complied readily. I waitressed for over a decade, so I know firsthand about how important tips are to wait staff; literally, healthy tipping means eating and being able to pay… Read More