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The Words Under the Words
Friday, September 24, 2010      12 comments

Inspired this morning by my friend PennyAn's sharing of some of the riches of one of my heroes, poet-philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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ENNYAN45 I decided to share a poignant ... Read more
SparkPeople BEAT the odds!
Thursday, September 23, 2010      15 comments

I read this depressing news in Daily Finance today. It's just the sort of thing that we SparkPeople are out to defeat by taking control of our health and our lives! Whenever I see obese people, I immediately think about how the Spark Pro... Read more
Fall Equinox/Full Moon...aligning with the cosmic forces....
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      15 comments

The Fall Equinox is tonight at 10:09 PM Central Daylight Time. My dear friend Pamela said it so well: "The equinoxes and solstices are important moments to make our comm... Read more
An FYI for those concerned about eating clean
Monday, September 20, 2010      16 comments

Jumping wild salmon FDA TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF MODIFIED SALMON By Mary Clare Jalonickap WASHINGTON -Tinker with the genetics of salmon and maybe you create a ... Read more
Trying to Be Thoughtful....
Thursday, September 16, 2010      17 comments

Many of you know that I began my solo 3-month road trip this summer on May 18 sitting at the feet of the master, Mary Oliver, at one of her readings in Fayetteville, AR. ... Read more
Remembering 9/11:
Friday, September 10, 2010      18 comments

emoticon When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There h... Read more
The SPARK="GANAS"
Friday, September 10, 2010      10 comments

Do you remember the movie "Stand and Deliver" about an inner city teacher in East LA who motivated his kids to excel? That teacher was the late Jaime Escalante (he died at 79 in March from cancer), and this KarmaTube story gives credit where cr... Read more
Training the senses for success!
Thursday, September 09, 2010      12 comments

Once again, one of my teachers, Eknath Easwaran, has captured an important truth that either propels me toward, or gets in my way of, success on the weight loss journey...... Read more
Someone is looking to YOU for love.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      13 comments

I have, for as long as I can remember, had a resonance with and a primal attraction to hawks, particularly the red-tailed hawk. Though I'm not engaged in Native American spiritual practices, I have long considered the hawk to be my animal medic... Read more
It's Labor Day: Cast All Your Votes for Dancing!
Monday, September 06, 2010      19 comments

Happy Day! And what better way to enjoy the day than to DANCE! FYI: When the Sufi poets, like Hafiz, Kabir, or Rumi, reference "the Friend" or "Beloved," it may (or may not) be clear to you that they are speaking of the Source, God, th... Read more
Happy Labor Day (a la my hero Mary Oliver)!
Friday, September 03, 2010      15 comments

SONG OF THE BUILDERS On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God - a worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was mo... Read more
Change from Within: New Orleans 5 Years Later
Friday, September 03, 2010      5 comments

Karma Tube, a beacon of light in the media world, continues offering us gifts: www.karmatube.org/videos
.php?id=2077 Hurricane Katrina change... Read more
SparkFriends! The Gift of True Longing....
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      14 comments

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Blue
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      21 comments

Sad panda There you go...let it all slide out. Unhappiness can't stick in a person's soul when it's slick with tears. -- Shannon Hale (Princess Academy) I've bee... Read more
A State of Permanent Joy
Sunday, August 29, 2010      14 comments

Eknath Easwaran's Thought for the Day for today touched me deeply. It is definitely soul food for the mystics among us: ... Read more

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