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The 12 Days of Christmas, 2

Wednesday, December 15, 2010      7 comments

In sharp contrast to soul singer Stevie Wonder yesterday, today I'm offering Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Michael George and the Choirs of Coventry and Lichfield Cathedrals doing ... Read more

The 12 Days of Christmas, 1

Tuesday, December 14, 2010      11 comments

It is exactly 12 days before Christmas...and since I love music so much, I have been ruminating about posting a YouTube link to a favorite Christmas song each of the days. And I think I will -- it's so easy and no time at all! Read more

And know there is more that you can't see....

Monday, December 13, 2010      9 comments

Lots of extraordinary words from me: Eagle Poem To pray you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is yo... Read more

MAKING IT HAPPEN Week 3 -- 20 days until 2011

Sunday, December 12, 2010      8 comments

I finished the second week of the challenge yesterday at the same weight as when I began. Granted, I'm trying to build an infrastructure of consistency in exercise and strength training, but that's just the CM half of the total equation I creat... Read more

Our earnest work....

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      11 comments

Lately I have hesitated to post these harbingers of beauty, these words wrapped in meaning for the mind, heart, and soul...because I've been reading the focused blogs of friends, which speak so eloquently to the journey we're on to optimal welln... Read more

MAKING IT HAPPEN Week 2 -- 27 days until 2011

Sunday, December 05, 2010      17 comments

In beginning my second week in this challenge, I'll start by reviewing my performance during the first week which ended yesterday. Yesterday I did no aerobic workout and Tuesday was weak. On the other hand I had five days of meeting and exceed... Read more


Thursday, December 02, 2010      15 comments

There are days when the piece that Joe-the-purveyor-of-juicy-poet
ry offers fairly screams, "SHARE ME!!!" (BTW, if you want to subscribe to his weekday offerings just click on the link at the end of the poem.) And so it is today, with this ... Read more

MAKING IT HAPPEN Week 1 -- 34 days until 2011

Sunday, November 28, 2010      19 comments

As I told DancingEarthMom, "I followed ToBABetterMe over to your blog. At first I thought, 'Ho Hum.' But the more I considered it, the more I realized that this nuts-and-bolts, no-nonsense focus is EXACTLY what I need in my out-of-control feelin... Read more

The Ripple Effect of a Kind Act

Friday, November 26, 2010      18 comments

YES -- taking good care of this body I've been entrusted with is vital! We learn more and more about basics of proper food with portion control and the variety of exercise which supports that here on SparkPeople, with myriad resources to help u... Read more

Starting ever again....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010      17 comments

I've been going through some rough patches as we all do on this earth plane, doing this and that to remedy the malaise...the lethargy...the lack of enthusiasm. This morning I got, by way of my daily poetry subscription, a "message from the uni... Read more

What does it really mean to be kind?

Friday, November 12, 2010      20 comments

Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. -- Plato In honor of World Kindness Day on Nov 13th, Karma Tube offers this video by Humanity Healing Network... Read more

More: War Over Monsanto Gets Ugly

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      20 comments

Thanks to special SparkFriend Don Doorn who just sent me this important information. I'm shaking my sadness, disgust, and amazement. Will we ever learn...change...raise our collective consciousness? Hope springs eternal.... ... Read more

And a little child shall lead them....

Saturday, November 06, 2010      7 comments

I shared the video of Birke Baehr with various friends yesterday, and decided that it needs a wider audience! Birke is an extraordinary home-schooled child, 11 years old, ... Read more

Thank you Mary Oliver...

Friday, November 05, 2010      15 comments

...for your gift, that keeps on giving! Square Top Mountain and Green River, Wyoming FLARE 12. When loneliness comes stalking, go into the fields, consid... Read more

Love is a sacred skill

Friday, November 05, 2010      6 comments

Thomas à Kempis on Mount Saint Agnes, where the monastery he was invested with was located (painting from 1569) Read more

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