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4/Summer10: I CHOOSE gratitude on the journey!
Friday, May 28, 2010      24 comments

Friday of Memorial Weekend 2010 I'm deeply inspired by my dear SparkFriend JerseyGirl who, while living a nightmare, CHOOSES to not immerse herself in it. I have so much to be thankful for on this beautiful day. I CHOOSE to be grateful fo... Read more
3/Summer10: Oh I've been in the woods...
Monday, May 24, 2010      20 comments

...all right -- a week at the wondrous Devil's Den State Park, NW Arkansas, https://mail.google.com/
mail/?shva=1#inbox/128c92a
050a30f66 ...made all the more miraculous because of beginning this odyssey at the feet... Read more
2/Summer10: That wonderful dance You promised....
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      16 comments

This poem came in my InBox today. It's for ME...as I depart this morning for Fayetteville, AR...to hear another extraordinary poet tonight, Mary Oliver...and then continue wending my way east to the Satchidananda Ashram...and beyond. Who ... Read more
Don't Panic -- Eat Organic!
Friday, May 14, 2010      21 comments

I really appreciate Organic Consumers Association, a watch dog organization that provides great information and lobbies for change in this most important area -- the food we eat! Here's a summary from the article in their latest e-newsletter th... Read more
This is why I won't get lost....
Thursday, May 13, 2010      15 comments

Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. ~ Rum... Read more
1/Summer10: Maha's Magical Mystery Tour
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      17 comments

Sue (PENNYAN45), wintering in Arizona, but knowing my love of all things Mary Oliver, came upon and sent me the following amazing information just in time to fit it into my plans: ... Read more
Just BEGIN...
Monday, May 10, 2010      10 comments

...that's all (it was important for me to read this...and share it). E.g., thoughts like...NO! I'm removing segments from it that I had quoted here, because each time I read it something else jumps out at me, grabs me, and speaks deeply to... Read more
Mothers As Peacemakers
Saturday, May 08, 2010      14 comments

The first person to fight for an official Mother's Day celebration in the United States was Julia Ward Howe. Howe was born in New York City on May 27, 1819. Her family was... Read more
How Do I (You) Want to Be Remembered?
Friday, May 07, 2010      22 comments

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Finals are over and because I would have had six contiguous hours of exams for the three classes yesterday, I was able to move one exam over to today. I ... Read more
A Healthy Person
Saturday, May 01, 2010      16 comments

This so beautifully and so simply reflects the essence of my teacher, Swami Satchidananda. I sent it to a friend this morning...and her response helped me to remember how important this wisdom is...and how wonderful it is to take 10 minutes out... Read more
ARRRRRRRRRRGH....
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      27 comments

I have been going through a difficult phase for a while now. My life is very uneven and I have been caving in on mindful care of this body that's been entrusted to me. I'... Read more
Am I gifting my talents...?
Friday, April 23, 2010      14 comments

Just after reading Sandra's heart-wrenching sharing about a young woman who attempted suicide www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=3151780 I watched the story of Dr. Aumatma Shah, who believes ... Read more
Inspired? Helpin' out?
Friday, April 16, 2010      17 comments

By doing service, you purify your heart. Egoism, hatred, jealousy, ideas of superiority vanish. Humility, pure love, sympathy, tolerance, and mercy are developed. Sense of separateness is annihilated. Selfishness is eradicated. You get a broad o... Read more
A PLAN...imagine that!
Friday, April 09, 2010      33 comments

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. -- Mahatma Gandhi Leaving campus yesterday, thinking about my plan! ... Read more
The slippery slope of careless habits
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      29 comments

The slippery-sliding slope of careless habits is so easy to fall back on...and unfortunately I've landed there with a big *PLOP.* That's part of why I'm cutting back on my... Read more

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