Melinda Rodriguez

Celebrated Spiritual Teacher, Healer, Author & Inspirational Speaker


Melinda Rodriguez
BUT THEN

It’s so nice waking up next to someone, morning after morning, and having breakfast together, and then sitting with laptops facing each other just doing email or whatever else needs to be done. He cuts up my grapefruit for me. It’s probably too soon to say but I could get used to this.


November 6, 2016, Uncategorized
EBAY READER ABSTRACT

Here’s the latest version of the abstract of the short little chapter I’m writing for the eBay Reader. I just received a compendium of everyone’s chapter abstracts, which I’m really excited about. I’m really excited about the whole thing again. I like the editors – they made some very usable suggestions for my first abstract, […]


November 6, 2016, Uncategorized
INTO THE CLEAR

Funny how clarity sometimes just hits you out of nowhere. And right in the middle of your forehead too. My work is not the same as my job. A job is just a job whereas one’s work – well, that’s an entirely different and much more unalterable creature. The one thing I’m surprised at is […]


November 6, 2016, Uncategorized
FUN

… is discovering that someone shares your fairly odd taste in music and you listen to Turkish pop playing through the stereo from your iPod when you get up in the morning and it’s not strange at all even though neither of you is Turkish or speaks more than a few words of Turkish and […]


November 6, 2016, FUN
Are Extended Warranties Ever Worth the Price?

It seems that with just about any high-dollar purchase, as well as many moderately priced items today, we are asked to purchase extended warranty coverage. In fact, in some cases, the salesperson who sold us the item can just about have us convinced that the item is likely to break at approximately the same time […]


November 6, 2016, Uncategorized
VISUAL RECALL

I realized something rather funny: I don’t usually remember things in language. Odd, given how much writing I do, isn’t it? My memories are made up of images, colors, scents, sounds even – but rarely ever language. I only remember the words to songs because of the music. When I was younger, like twelve, thirteen […]


October 26, 2016, Uncategorized
HOW CAN WE KNOW THE DANCER FROM THE DANCE?

That’s the last line of Yeats’s “Among Schoolchildren”. I have always adored that line. And something about dance really does make it possible to feel a union of body and mind. Dance and yoga are not unrelated. I’m so glad I signed up for the ballet class with my friend. There was a live pianist […]


October 6, 2016, Uncategorized
DILEMMA

What do you do when you can’t in good conscience recommend that someone’s idea be followed through – knowing everything you know about the circumstances, the people involved, the tasks at hand – but not recommending it would mean hurting that someone? I’m rather scared of having to come up with an answer to that […]


September 1, 2016, Uncategorized
JUST THINKING

Sometimes I can feel how things really are, even as on paper they should appear completely wrong. There’s a reality more real than how things ought to be. If I pay attention I can feel it, and nowadays, when I open my eyes, I’m beginning to see it too. Life’s timing sucks. It’s almost like […]


August 2, 2016, Uncategorized
MORNING ROUTINE

Get up, go to bathroom, make coffee, check email, clear spam off blog. The trackbacks and the ones stuck in comment moderation. Ugh. And only then can I get on with my morning.


May 6, 2015, Uncategorized