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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 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,
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


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

It's Labor Day: Cast All Your Votes for Dancing!

Monday, September 06, 2010      19 comments

Happy Day! And what better way to enjoy the day than to DANCE! FYI: When the Sufi poets, like Hafiz, Kabir, or Rumi, reference "the Friend" or "Beloved," it may (or may not) be clear to you that they are speaking of the Source, God, th... Read more

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