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
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
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
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
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 ge_public_journal.asp?id=P ENNYAN45 I decided to share a poignant ... Read more
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
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
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