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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

Change rooms in your mind....

Monday, September 28, 2009      17 comments

Just back from the KY SparkProgram and here's what I have to say: ALL THE HEMISPHERES Leave the familiar for a while. Let your senses and bodies stretch out ... Read more

A Macrobiotic Approach to Good Health

Thursday, September 24, 2009      10 comments

This is such a thoughtful and thought-provoking article, so worth reflecting upon...I decided to leave it for myself and others here who may want to consider it further, as I turn my computer off and prepare to depart for the two-day road trip ... Read more

Quiz: What Is Your Peace Quotient?

Monday, September 21, 2009      8 comments

By Cait Johnson, author of Earth,Water, Fire, and Air (SkyLight Paths, 2003). We are often urged to practice peace with every step. But how closely do our behaviors match... Read more

Acceptance is the key to peace!

Sunday, September 20, 2009      12 comments

OMG! If ONLY I could truly integrate and LIVE this I would be at my goal weight and living each day with joy, presence and mindfulness: emoticonRead more

Helpful explanation of Karmic Law...

Saturday, September 19, 2009      5 comments

...by my teacher, Swami Satchidananda: "We do not know how much we have done before and how much we have to suffer to undo those deeds but the karmic law knows it. Sometimes, ... Read more

GET OFF THE BOTTLE!

Friday, September 18, 2009      11 comments

(and on the filter!) Here's why: Last year Americans spent 15 billion dollars on bottled water and the sales estimate for 2007 is 16 billion dollars. One can argue that it’s money down the drain because the truth has been watered down by... Read more

I am free. Don't report me!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009      16 comments

OMG! I've been struggling ferociously with my will, my senses since school started. Though I'm managing to handle the assignments well enough, I'm not handling anything else well...my eating is out of control, I'm not exercising, my living spa... Read more

Redemption or the Cult of Victimhood?

Monday, September 07, 2009      9 comments

I'm juxtaposing two pieces that show the great potential of the human spirit for GOOD or EVIL...and how far we still have to go. I begin with Eknath Easwaran, a favorite teacher, as any of you who read my offerings can testify. I then segue in... Read more


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