After the final show aired, I found myself wondering where all the Oprah viewers went. What is this exclusive group of women now watching in that afternoon hour?
I was first introduced to Eckhart Tolle's teachings many years ago, while wandering through a bookstore on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.
If there's anything that this downturn in the economy has taught us, it's that our happiness does not depend on the money we make. We have learned to be creative, to downsize, to "make do" and to accomplish more with fewer resources.
Sure, chefs have become celebrities, featured in shows like Top Chef, giving us an unprecedented peek into their world. While these are certainly fascinating parts of their lives, chefs do so much more for their communities than feed those lucky enough to eat in their restaurants.
I have a dream that one day there will no longer be such a vast divide between "social consciousness" and "entertainment". Our world is too damaged to remain subscribed to traditional paradigms in entertainment.
This idea of having it all, the mantra so many of us assumed was our birthright, has led to a world of grief.
As a gent of certain age, with three marriages and numerous relationships to my credit, I thought I was relatively experienced and sophisticated in ...
Nothing is impossible to those that believe, and even the lowest plot points in our stories can be used to set us up for our greatest blessings.
You assess your relationship from an objective perspective and ask yourself: Do we basically work as a couple? Are we good friends? When our hearts are open, do we connect? Do we support each other's dreams and passions?
With her natural ease, Amanda de Cadenet makes the viewer feel like they're in on an intimate chat with some of the most famous, impressive women of our time.
Do all women feel the pull between what they want to do and what they are expected to do?
With the passing of Whitney Houston and now Donna Summer, I've been thinking about why divas are so important to the gay community. Although not every gay boy or man worships divas, a good many do. Why is that? There are many theories.
Windows are open wide in the spring, carpets hang outside on the line, and the breeze is gentle and warm. It is the best time to rid yourself of unwanted accumulations, vacuum the dust, take down cobwebs and challenge your fears. Anytime new insight replaces an old assumption or a fossilized perception is the spring. New understandings sprout, new tolerances appear, and new curiosity draws you to previously dark places. Just as the sun shines earlier and longer in the spring, changes that seemed impossible appear to be possible with each new insight into your own health.
Were you one of the millions of people mesmerized by Oprah's series of web classes with spiritual master Eckhart Tolle exactly four years ago?
Being Black prepared me for an eating disorder. Bulimia is a closeted disease, usually practiced in secret, in silence, in isolation. Secrets were the glue that bound my community.