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5 Weight-Loss Rules to Rethink
Friday, October 16, 2009      18 comments

It's exasperating to me that achieving and maintaining my optimal weight has to be such a constant challenge, the endeavor of a lifetime, requiring non-stop vigilence. As I enter the latter years of this life, it becomes clearer and clearer tha... Read more
Praying
Thursday, October 15, 2009      16 comments

Praying It doesn't have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together ... Read more
UNHAPPY HOUR
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      15 comments

You're invited to celebrate Unhappy Hour. It's a ceremony that gives you a poetic license to rant and whine and howl and bitch about everything that hurts you and makes you fe... Read more
Listening, a crucial and rare skill
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      6 comments

Listen to presences inside poems. Let them take you where they will. Follow those private hints, And never leave the premises. -- Jellaludin Rumi This is what poet John Fox says about poetry: "Poetry shows life rather than tell... Read more
Simple Steps to Clean Your Indoor Air
Monday, October 12, 2009      10 comments

Timely information for me! Perhaps it will be of use to you as well. Did you know indoor air pollution can actually be more of a problem than outdoor? As the seasons ch... Read more
Top 15 Cleansing Foods
Sunday, October 11, 2009      13 comments

On a more positive note now, I love focusing on the foods that have special nourishing qualities. So here goes: When it comes to cleansing your body of harmful toxins, ... Read more
TOP 10 Riskiest Foods (what a distinction!)
Saturday, October 10, 2009      9 comments

This is important information. Though a bit "long in the tooth" I decided this is an appropriate forum in which to share it, so here goes -- What do strawberries and oys... Read more
This one's for you Keith!
Friday, October 09, 2009      12 comments

I've been seriously missing Keith's presence here in this community. This poem is dedicated to him, whose impassioned cries for justice speak to my soul, just as Michael Hartnett does. It's also true that Keith has chronic insomnia, so on a mo... Read more
Your life...is already perfect!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      7 comments

OK, this poem simply burst into my heart this morning, begging to be shared...and so here it is...in all its outrageousness. Sufi poetry (Hafiz, Rumi, Kabir, etc.) is not for everyone, but oh how it resonates with my heart and soul. Hafiz ... Read more
Monday morning....
Monday, October 05, 2009      12 comments

"Woe to the bozo who says No to tee hee ho ho and ha ha" indeed! My donkey neighbors and the surfing dog on Baldwin Beach, Maui, know all about it -- I seem to get in touch with it best while in nature too: ... Read more
Top Superfoods for Fall
Sunday, October 04, 2009      11 comments

A wonderful article along with special fall foods ideas. Definitely worth the read! I, for one, love the idea that there are superfoods -- certain edibles that go the extra mi... Read more
So strange the way we are larger...
Friday, October 02, 2009      9 comments

There are so many different kinds of deaths in our lives.... I hope this resonates with some of you. Things are shaken up for me and David Whyte met me where i am this morning. ... Read more
Value of fermented foods
Thursday, October 01, 2009      8 comments

Humans have been fermenting foods to aid in digestion for as far back as we can trace. Primarily they were fermented to improve holding and storing properties of foods. The mil... Read more
let all go dear
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      10 comments

OK, I'm on a roll here with Joe, who sends me such amazing poems. So maybe the relationship of this e.e. cummings piece to my physical wellbeing isn't direct and obvious, but we all know, in our heart of hearts, that the body and the mind ... Read more
Can You Imagine?
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      9 comments

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience? -- Rollo May (The Courage to Create) Oh how poetry can speak to my soul! I'm going through a "Dark Night" and Mary Oliver's statement of the... Read more

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