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March 2009 Archives

Last night, at the aquacise class I take at my local Boys & Girl’s Club, I witnessed the most amazing thing – a grown woman overcoming a lifelong fear of the deep end of the pool.  The class is all […]

Again? It was spinach, then peanuts, and now pistachios. After a batch of trail mix tested postive for salmonella, about a million pounds of the apparent pistachio culprit were recalled from stores. And consumers are now on “pistachio watch.” According to a CBS […]

May we present… the Fresh Living survey. Inspired by our eco friends at the Tiny Choices blog, we created a survey for our readers to take. The idea is that we can all share how we manage (or try) to live a […]

If you need a reminder that there are good people in all sorts of places in the world, watch this video of a commuter train station announcer who infuses love, light, and goodness into his announcements of schedules and weather. […]

You may have already seen this, but I just caught up with the rest of the wired world over the weekend. Neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor talks about how her stroke allowed her to glimpse a way of seeing that is […]

I am what’s called a “sensitive body.”  If I get a cold, it lasts two weeks.  If there’s a side effect listed on a medication, I get it.  If I get a stomach bug, run for your life.  This is […]

“The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.” – Paramahansa Yogananda   For more prosperity affirmations, check out Victoria Moran’s inspiring blog.

All I can say is oy. This is really sad. Yesterday the U.S. Catholic Bishops came out against Reiki as a healing modality. They call the ancient Japanese Buddhist practice “superstitious” and without scientific merit. Unfortunately this means a lot of people […]

So…a confession: Even we at Fresh Living occasionally (ha!) indulge in some good, old-fashioned whining. Most of the time, since we live and work in different states, this takes place online via instant messenger, and as often as not, our […]

I’m not sure you can see (or smell, too bad for you) the enticing black specs suspended in the glaze that floats over this Meyer lemon-thyme pound cake.  But trust me, they’re there – and they come from vanilla bean […]