Dancing the Soul: Sweat Your Prayers

The slight breeze is a heavenly gift upon my perspiring body. Having stepped outside into the open air to catch my breath and cool down, I gulp a few deep breaths, hands on my hips, heart thumping in my chest like a solid drum with rapid cadence. For a few minutes I stand there, breathing…

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The Problem with Happiness

It was a magazine that drew my gaze. On the media stand near the checkout aisle of my local Whole Foods Market, a new periodical titled Live Happy sat perched. An ordinary looking woman smiled on the cover, her posed grin striking me as rather flat and plastic, her eyes somewhat less than animated. “Begin…

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