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Smile at Fear
Thursday, October 14, 2010      15 comments

If we want there to be peace in the world, we have to be brave enough to soften what is rigid in our hearts, to find the soft spot and stay with it. We have to have that kind of courage and take that kind of responsibility. That's the true pr... Read more
A Psalm to Life....
Thursday, October 14, 2010      16 comments

This wonderful poem of Longfellow's, a strong affirmation to life, arrived this morning, as I prepare to depart for San Francisco (airport tomorrow morning at 6:00am) to attend a teaching of the venerable Pema Chodron www.smileatfear.com... Read more
Thailand's Children of the Trains
Friday, October 08, 2010      13 comments

While we affluent overweight Americans -- as well as those of us from other industrialized nations -- try to resist heaping another portion of dinner on our plates or buying an ice cream cone, street children in Thailand beg for money to buy foo... Read more
Have I caused you any pain....
Thursday, October 07, 2010      10 comments

HUDDLED BENEATH THE SKY The sadness I have caused any face by letting a stray word strike it, any pain I have caused you, what can I do to make us even? ... Read more
Yummers: Nobby Apple Cake
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      9 comments

About a week ago, I got this recipe off of someone's(???) blog, and I don't have a CLUE who it was. Anyone? I'd love to give credit to whoever I got it from because my housemate and I LOVED IT! YAY! WILLOW49 posted below...and it was he... Read more
To imbibe, or not to imbibe....
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      10 comments

The title of today's blog is the headline for a most interesting article I read today in the Life section of USA Today. Though I didn't find it on their website, I DID fin... Read more
The Words Under the Words
Friday, September 24, 2010      12 comments

Inspired this morning by my friend PennyAn's sharing of some of the riches of one of my heroes, poet-philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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ENNYAN45 I decided to share a poignant ... Read more
SparkPeople BEAT the odds!
Thursday, September 23, 2010      15 comments

I read this depressing news in Daily Finance today. It's just the sort of thing that we SparkPeople are out to defeat by taking control of our health and our lives! Whenever I see obese people, I immediately think about how the Spark Pro... Read more
Fall Equinox/Full Moon...aligning with the cosmic forces....
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      15 comments

The Fall Equinox is tonight at 10:09 PM Central Daylight Time. My dear friend Pamela said it so well: "The equinoxes and solstices are important moments to make our commi... Read more
An FYI for those concerned about eating clean
Monday, September 20, 2010      16 comments

Jumping wild salmon FDA TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF MODIFIED SALMON By Mary Clare Jalonickap WASHINGTON -Tinker with the genetics of salmon and maybe you create a r... Read more
Trying to Be Thoughtful....
Thursday, September 16, 2010      17 comments

Many of you know that I began my solo 3-month road trip this summer on May 18 sitting at the feet of the master, Mary Oliver, at one of her readings in Fayetteville, AR. I... Read more
Remembering 9/11:
Friday, September 10, 2010      18 comments

emoticon When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There hav... Read more
The SPARK="GANAS"
Friday, September 10, 2010      10 comments

Do you remember the movie "Stand and Deliver" about an inner city teacher in East LA who motivated his kids to excel? That teacher was the late Jaime Escalante (he died at 79 in March from cancer), and this KarmaTube story gives credit where cr... Read more
Training the senses for success!
Thursday, September 09, 2010      12 comments

Once again, one of my teachers, Eknath Easwaran, has captured an important truth that either propels me toward, or gets in my way of, success on the weight loss journey...a... Read more
Someone is looking to YOU for love.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      13 comments

I have, for as long as I can remember, had a resonance with and a primal attraction to hawks, particularly the red-tailed hawk. Though I'm not engaged in Native American spiritual practices, I have long considered the hawk to be my animal medic... Read more

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