|Cindy La Ferle|
I can't think of anything more relaxing than heading straight for a lawn chair with a stack of new magazines or a novel. Having free time to read is one of summer's greatest pleasures.
For years I've been a fan of O, The Oprah Magazine, but the August issue that arrived in my mail earlier this week is my all-time favorite. Circling around the theme of letting go, it features several outstanding essays from writers who've managed to overcome everything from embarrassing moments to unspeakable loss -- and survived to tell their tales with compassion or laugh-aloud humor.
As Oprah reminds us, "Life is too short to lug around fears and failures, doubts and disappointments, regrets and assumptions that hold less water than a sieve." If you've ever carried a grudge, struggled to heal a relationship, worried yourself sick, or simply ripped the back of your pants in public, you really need to read this issue. ~CL