Category Archives: hearts / bodies / affect / zen

On wrinkles, grey hair, ‘pertness’, beauty and death: and the privatisation of the body as capital

Just reading a lovely, thoughtful post ‘On being a babe… or not’ by Australia author Susan Johnson (My 100 Lovers, etc) over at her blog, prompted by some comments by Pamela Stephenson on last night’s Q&A. Johnson talks about the … Continue reading

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Family is what you make it (love the one you’re with)

Family of origin is not the only one that matters, there’s also the family we adopt along the way: Thanks for liking and sharing!

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The Princess Mug Was Already Broken (and the spotty silver mug too)

. Mark Epstein tells the story of travelling to Thailand with friends and teachers and visiting the forest monastery of a renowned meditation master named Achaan Chah. Gathering around him, they asked him to explain the Buddha’s teachings. “He motioned … Continue reading

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