I have long believed that taking someone into your home and giving them a meal is one of the kindest and most luxurious things you can do. The world is a noisy, busy place.
We are all involved in our own little dramas. And the act of being invited in from the cold (even when it’s hot!) is a true delight. To be treated kindly, to be fed is a luxury of the highest order.
Ripley, the powerful character played by Sigourney Weaver in the Alien series, has had a tough life. She has been attacked by vicious, acid-drooling aliens, trapped, killed and resurrected. She has encountered personal conflicts and fought to protect her crew. Now, there are signs that, in Alien 5 (actual title: Alien: Covenant), Ripley’s troubled story may finally be coming to an end!
Have you ever found yourself listening to a friend’s disclosure that she was sexually abused as a child? How did you handle it? What’s the best way to receive such news?
Here are some of my ideas, based on my thirty years as a trauma therapist. During that time, I helped women who had been sexually abused in childhood.
When Helen Mirren announced that she would be appearing in the upcoming film about illegal street racing, “Fast 8,” I was so excited. After all, after her amazing Top Gear performance, who wouldn’t want to see Dame Helen Mirren behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracan, McLaren 650S or Porsche 918 Spyder?
When Richard Branson was born, on July 18, 1950, the first moon landing was almost exactly 19-years away. Fast-forward to 2016 and Branson’s company, Virgin Galactic, wants to democratize space travel. Ok, at $200,000 a flight, perhaps “democratize” is too strong a term.
The last time Judi Dench played Queen Victoria, it was in Mrs. Brown, a film about Queen Victoria and her relationship with her butler, John Brown. For her performance, Dench was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Sometimes cooking for one or two seems like a real bother. Many of us have been cooking for four or more people our whole lives. So to cook for just ourselves sometimes is, well, not fun. Take heart, and I am talking literally about our hearts and bodies for that matter.
Do you hate your selfies? I guess the answer to that question is: if you’re a millennial, you love your selfies. If you are over a certain age, yes, you hate them. It doesn’t have to be this way!