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SparkPeople Cincinnati Convention Anyone?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009      5 comments

Hey! I'm giving serious thought to going to this one-day program on Saturday, September 26. I would drive up to Cincinnati on Friday (like 10+ hours of driving) and drive home Sunday and that's not at all daunting, since I'm a veteran driv... Read more

Yoga is SO Much More than Exercise....

Sunday, July 12, 2009      9 comments

I am so aware of how the waxing and waning of the emotions affects every part of my life. For example -- if someone lets me down I become sad, then my energy flags, negativity can sneak in, I have less motivation for self-care, and the downward... Read more

The Dirty Dozen Food Additives

Thursday, July 09, 2009      6 comments

Important information! I'm just gonna' copy-and-paste. It's from the Organic Consumers Association newsletter (which I HIGHLY recommend) -- 1. Sodium nitrite 2. BHA & BHT 3 . Propyl gallate 4. Monosodium glutamate 5 . Trans... Read more

Caretake This Moment

Monday, July 06, 2009      5 comments

It's scary (big surprise) how quickly the structure of careful eating and enthusiastic exercise can become history...from one day to the next. I woke up this morning, discouraged by my weekend *performance* and feeling like continuing with the ... Read more

Breakdown in the Way Things Have Always Been Done

Tuesday, June 30, 2009      5 comments

The world is going totally bonkers and I'm ready for some *serious levity.* Who better to deliver it than Rob Brezsny -- PRAYER OF GRATITUDE TO THE TRICKY GODDESS OF BENEVOLENT MISCHIEF Read more

Conscious living, conscious eating....

Friday, June 19, 2009      12 comments

I truly consider smart care of this *bag o'bones* to be part of my sadhana, my spiritual practice. To eat consciously, to keep my heart and bones healthy, are aspects of the stewardship of this "body-temple" to which I've been entrusted. ... Read more

...and FURTHERMORE!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009      8 comments

Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence to... Read more

A Word to the Wise...

Monday, June 15, 2009      11 comments

...which obviously wouldn't be me: A Nutrition Note I wrote on today's Tracker -- "OMG! 2 oz. of walnuts carries 37 GRAMS of FAT!!! Add to that the ridiculous 14 gr. of fat in the ridiculous 1/2 cup of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream I consumed an... Read more

Try to be kind to someone who is unkind to you....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009      7 comments

I am *fed* frequently by these eThoughts for the Day that come to me daily. The challenge below as posed by the mystics is, "Try to be kind to someone who is unkind to you,” and my question back is, "Even if the person who has been unkind to ... Read more

What the Day Gives

Monday, June 08, 2009      6 comments

After my silent retreat yesterday, I'm continuing to quietly consider the parameters of my life, where I focus my energy. I'm looking at ways to ~~ ~ Choose Joy in this Mixed-Review World ~ amp up the ways that I serve others ~ be con... Read more

The Driving Force of Meditation....

Wednesday, June 03, 2009      4 comments

I wage a continuing battle with my mind in my intent to have a regular *sitting practice* as I call it. I know the value of it for EVERY ASPECT of my life-in-a-body, not the least of which is proper care of this vehicle I've been entrusted with... Read more

Farewell Letter From Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Sunday, May 31, 2009      6 comments

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, famous writer from Colombia, and Nobel Peace Prize winner for literature, has retired from public life for reasons of health. He has a form of cancer which is terminal. He has sent a farewell letter to his friends and it ... Read more

Moderation is everything.

Saturday, May 30, 2009      5 comments

These wisdom teachings have informed my life for many years. The Bhagavad Gita, a small volume of just 18 short chapters, captures for me the essential truths of life-in-a-body on this crazy planet (and as always, Sri Easwaran's wisdom elucidat... Read more

Adam and Eve, God and Satan

Thursday, May 28, 2009      10 comments

God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. Then using God's great gifts, Satan ... Read more

Become love itself.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009      6 comments

Sometimes I just can't resist, when it's so full and juicy and...THE RIGHT STUFF, nutrition and exercise or not! -- Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love... Read more


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