Writings

3 Essential Life Lessons that Maya Angelou Taught Me.

3 Essential Life Lessons that Maya Angelou Taught Me.(1) “The honorary duty of a human being is to love.” (2) “Never make someone your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”(3) “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”  

Relating, Writings

Date Whoever the Hell You Want To.

Happy Schmalentine's Day! (Almost.) The worst holiday of the year is coming up on Friday. I hated it when I was single and feeling badly about it (most of my life), and I'm proud to stay I still hate it even though I am married now. I feel like a lot of holidays aren't much… Continue reading Date Whoever the Hell You Want To.

Metta, Mindfulness, Relating

The Tao of Dating: Mindful Relationship Tips from an Old Married Lady

Okay, so I’m not that old, and I’ve only been married for six months, but… being married and having a child puts me in a different category than the one I used to belong to as a single woman with no children. I must say, I am relieved not to be dating anymore. It is,… Continue reading The Tao of Dating: Mindful Relationship Tips from an Old Married Lady

Dharma Teachings, Michelle's Memoir, Relating, Writings

Holy Sh*t: How I Was Captivated by Fundamentalist Christianity

Note to readers: This is the entire story of my summer of Jesus and Buddha. Previously published in five parts on elephant journal, I have revised and consolidated it into one. I am seeking suggestions for a captivating title. If you think of one, please email me or leave it in the comments section. Thank… Continue reading Holy Sh*t: How I Was Captivated by Fundamentalist Christianity

Dharma Teachings, Relating

The tao of dating: Six sex guidelines for empowered women

“Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.” ~Billy Crystal This is all the wisdom I have gleaned about partnerships, dating, sex, love and romance over the past 16 years. How simultaneously empowering and pathetic: My entire love life can be summarized in mere paragraphs. All those dramatic, chemical, sticky, everlasting… Continue reading The tao of dating: Six sex guidelines for empowered women

Dharma Teachings, Relating

what would mary do?

Back then, I believed that all the energy manifest in the world was Divine in nature. A genderless, inhuman, unfathomable God created our Universe and human consciousness. Sure, Jesus Christ is the Son of God, or an incarnation of God in human flesh. Many worship and serve him. That’s great, more power to them. Some… Continue reading what would mary do?