How Do You Forgive the Unforgiveable?

How Do You Forgive the Unforgiveable?

Dear Meli, What do you think about forgiveness? My husband died last year, in a car accident. Up until his death, I thought we had a good thing going on. Then, a few days after his death, I found out that he had been cheating on me for years. With several different...
Sarcasm as a Spiritual Practice

Sarcasm as a Spiritual Practice

Is there anything better than sarcasm? (See?! I’m diving right in!) Yes, that first remark was sarcastic. And it was fun. (At least, for me.) For those of you who are not (yet) amused, hear me out. Of course there are things better than sarcasm. Like sunsets....
How Do You Handle a Complaining Friend?

How Do You Handle a Complaining Friend?

Dear Meli, I have a friend. She’s one of my oldest and dearest friends. We went to grade school together. She’s always had my back, and in many ways she’s one of my biggest supporters. But – and this is a big but – she’s a big complainer. Like,...
How I Survived the Spiritual Retreat from Hell

How I Survived the Spiritual Retreat from Hell

Have you ever been at a spiritual retreat that didn’t feel very spiritual? Perhaps the facilitator seemed more egoic than enlightened. Perhaps the other participants seemed incapable of deep, honest inquiry. Or maybe the whole event had an overly-materialistic...

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