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5/Summer09: In lieu of...
Sunday, August 16, 2009      10 comments

...the lively journal entry I just finished about yesterday's and today's adventures, speaking of placid to raging rivers, a herd of bison leisurely crossing the road, the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the National Museum of Wildlife Art and th... Read more
4/Summer09: Gaia in all her glory!
Friday, August 14, 2009      6 comments

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 the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each separate fragment, you will und... Read more
3/Summer09: Daisies and Yellowstone
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      9 comments

DAISIES It is possible, I suppose that sometime we will learn everything there is to learn: what the world is, for example, and what it means. I think this as I am crossing from one field to another, in summer, and the mockingbir... Read more
2/Summer09: Traveling Mercies and Gratitudes
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      16 comments

emoticon I who am the beauty of the green earth and the white moon among the stars and the mysteries of the water... Read more
1/Summer09: My Latest Adventure -- WHEE!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      18 comments

Here's the 2001 8-cylinder Dodge Ram 2500 Long Bed Cargo Van that I bought new, being readied for its *Last Hurrah* with me...the only pleasure trip it went on in the nearly 160,000 miles I drove it (all sweater project miles): ... Read more
Do I LOOK like a ping pong ball...?
Sunday, July 26, 2009      11 comments

Like a ball batted back and forth, a human being is batted by two forces within. -- Yogabindu Upanishad How apt is that Yogic scripture in describing the reality of my daily life. I'm constantly called upon to make decisions between inst... Read more
Use the Light
Tuesday, July 21, 2009      6 comments

I'm headed out of town for a few days. My friend Robert's mother, who is also dear to me, has had a severe stroke. Her life has always consisted of serving others. In recent years, because of many factors (not her health, though, which has al... Read more
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

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