"He was telling me about his divorce, but he didn’t call it a divorce. He called it a conscious uncoupling. When I heard it I just gasped. I loved the term and it so named my own experience with how I uncoupled from my husband that I asked him if I could use it," said Katherine Woodward Thomas, creator of the conscious uncoupling workshop.
At least she loves something, even if it's only terminology and not that husband. What's so damned "conscious" about it? We're told it "involves breathing exercises and a lot of self-reflection to 'break up victimization... You want to clear the residue. (Clearing out the goop, perhaps.)" The website where Gwyneth Paltrow announced her "conscious uncoupling" is called Goop.
Oh, that reminds me, Meade has returned from his dog-poop-cleanup enterprise, and he reports that he collected 7 buckets of dog shit.
ME: "How big were the buckets?"
MEADE: "3 gallons."
ME: "So you picked up 21 gallons of shit?"
MEADE: "Something like that. It's amazing how much is out there."
ME: "How many other people were there?"
MEADE: "It's not over yet. I'll bet about 50 people end up coming out."
In an effort to complete this post, I plied Meade with questions about any spiritual, New Age, or uplifting experience he may have had. "Bear with me. I'm trying to connect it to this post. Can you think of anything that you might be able to call 'conscious'?"
He said: "No, but a few dogs came over to say hi."
ME: "Did they come for you, or did they come for your buckets of poop?"
MEADE: "They came for me."