Added by Rachel Packer on May 31, 2011 at 2:27pm —
The concept of routine is a curious one. On one hand, routine is necessary to build a purposeful life, to accomplish our goals and provide ourselves with the structure that in turn gives us the confidence and security to take on all of life’s challenges. Routine helps us to focus our energy on what’s important and battle against the universe’s natural state of chaos.
The need for routine is strong…but I believe it is matched by an equal need to break out of that routine and let the… Read more
Added by Audrey on May 31, 2011 at 12:33pm —
Ever try to find a group - or join a group - only to find your way blocked? That's what seems to be happening to me! This is my second day in a row trying to join the Best Body Group here at Whole Living. Yet everytime I click on the group's icon I am routed to a blogger's intro page....Most frustrating!!
I guess I'll have to be a Best Body Group of one member - I'm a teacher who is actually taking the next two months off to focus on my mind, body and spirit. I'm burned… Read more
Added by Julia Stevenson on May 31, 2011 at 8:31am —
Last week I was beginning to answer questions with the help of Al-Anon’s 12 Step recovery program. This week I am answering whether I have accepted that alcoholism is a disease.
Then – 3/4/2004
“Al-Anon Journal question - Do I accept that alcoholism is a disease? How does that change how I deal with a drinker?
I have a really hard time with this concept of ‘disease’. A disease is something… Read more
Added by Dawn Sinnott on May 31, 2011 at 6:26am —
Zoë and I have lived in our home for about 6 years now. While we have slowly made changes to the inside of our home to make it feel more like us, our yard was another story. I have long felt like somebody should have nominated us for Curb Appeal: The Block. We definitely had the worst yard on the block. Now mind you nobody has said anything, but we knew. The original owners had had over planted and neglected the maintenance. We had continued that tradition and now things were dying because… Read more
Added by Inspiritual on May 31, 2011 at 5:45am —
yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yey yes yes
eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes eyes
i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see i see
Added by lisa petrucci on May 30, 2011 at 6:22am —
can a photo be a poem?
can a poem be a photo?
can it be short? shot? hot? s? or a h?
can a photo and a poem be physically alive and thus i feel it?
h is breathe. can a hhhhhhh be enough to speak or must there be… Read more
Added by lisa petrucci on May 29, 2011 at 7:44am —
An "event" from three years ago re-presented itself in my psyche the other day. After three years waiting for review at the state police level, they found the guy that robbed me in my store. They had fingerprints, an ID from me; but it takes the state that long to process fingerprints. If I was murdered, it might have come in faster! Cancel, cancel, cancel! (this is what you are supposed to say when you have a negative thought - so it doesn't settle in and manifest… Read more
Added by Eden DeGenova on May 28, 2011 at 12:33pm —
My Mind Map :your dna. called courage. courage to give, courage to recieve, courage to feel the floor, the earth underneath our feet,
even when the cars roar by i stay connected.
today in my singing lesson, i became concious of the fear that inadvertently closes the…
Added by lisa petrucci on May 28, 2011 at 6:25am —
by: Father Peter Bowes
Eastern Teachers say we need to kill the ego, get rid of it and subdue it energetically. Not all Eastern teachers express it this way, but most speak of the ego as being a great distraction and obstacle to true spiritual development. The term ego refers to the small self with all of its concerns, attitudes, opinions and desires. The ego is the part of our conscious mind that preserves a sense of ourselves as a material body existing in… Read more
Added by Samuel Shykofsky on May 27, 2011 at 7:03pm —
It’s Memorial Day weekend and I hope that grilling is in your near future. A great way to usher in the summer…
Added by Virtually Homemade on May 27, 2011 at 4:04pm —
My Mental Map: journeys are not all pancakes and wild flowers. ( some of my favorite things) often the require huge up hill climbs that require a breaking
of any inner blocks inorder to literally lighten the physical weight of your body so that you can more efficiently get to where you want to go.
i know that this inner breaking lets…
Added by lisa petrucci on May 27, 2011 at 5:19am —
Maintaining an active lifestyle at any age is beneficial to overall health, but women aged 45 to 60 face a different and often unique set of factors when it comes to a fitness program. For this age group, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis are common health risks, so not every fitness program is ideal.
High-impact exercise is not usually recommended for this age range because of… Read more
Added by Kellee Ganci on May 26, 2011 at 1:17pm —
Today on Runnersworld.com they suggested freezing Greek Yogurt swirled with honey and vanila extract. Has anyone eaten frozen Greek yogurt? I'm definitely a fan of the concept and would like to try this. Let me know if you have?!
Added by Robin Sodeman on May 26, 2011 at 12:39pm —
Not sure how many of you sign up to receive daily inspirational messages from anybody. Even though I post a daily thought for the day here, I enjoy receiving food for my own spiritual journey. Today was no exception. I received this daily inspiration from Don Miguel Ruiz, one of my favorite spiritual writers, which read, “Your heart is like a magical kitchen. Your heart can create any amount of love, not just for yourself, but also for the whole world. Open your heart, open your magical… Read more
Added by Inspiritual on May 25, 2011 at 11:13pm —
I'm wondering if there is anyone planning to start the 10 Day Reboot featured in June's issue?
I'm still doing pretty well with my exercise since the 28-Day Challenge in January, but I'm drinking way too much coffee and feeling exhausted at night.
If you are looking to buddy up for success with the Reboot, let me know!
Added by Karen Morse on May 25, 2011 at 6:36pm —
Find more on my blog...www.lifeisgoodlickthebowl.blogspot.com
Here is something you may not know about me. In the shadow of my former life, I was a vegetarian for approximately 15 years. I won’t bore you with my philosophical reasons from long ago, nor will I regale you with my decision to return to the… Read more
Added by Rachel Packer on May 25, 2011 at 1:16pm —
At what point do we live what we believe? At what point do we bail out? It's so easy to talk about believing in this or that, so easy to spout knowledge. But what about when that belief is unpopular or not politically correct? What if politics change and the belief that used to be politically correct now comes under scrutiny? I'm not saying hold to a belief whether you're fully convinced or not. I am saying hold to your true convictions, even in the face of opposition.
What are those… Read more
Added by Terri Thompson on May 25, 2011 at 7:45am —
Rain falls from gray skies, pelting the skylights with reminders that this is a day to be inside. The grand piano’s lid is open to full stick and the piano lamp makes a pool of warm light in the dusky room. The smooth black and white keys respond automatically—they are old friends who absorb joy, sadness, contentment, frustration and passion without complaint. The song is a favorite—a piece written by a buddy, a piece dedicated to a beloved soul friend, now gone. Music can’t wake the dead,… Read more
Added by Rhonda Ringering on May 24, 2011 at 6:41pm —
With the long weekend coming up, what is everyone planning? Taking on any green tasks that have been nagging as suggested in May's Whole Living Magazine? Spending time with friends and family?
I for one cannot wait for the break as I've worked the past couple of weekends. Am visiting my grandparents and also doing some hiking and concert going with friends in Bend, OR. Haven't been there since I was a kid so I'm excited to explore!
Added by Robin Sodeman on May 24, 2011 at 6:01pm —