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July 2009 Archives

For Foodie Friday, we turn to our Everyday Ethics blog sister Hillary Fields to congratulate her on her smart, healthy “90 Salads in 90 Days” program, which was published on The Huffington Post this week.  Welcome to the leafy green […]

“Be patient. When you feel lonely, stay with your loneliness. Avoid the temptation to let your fearful self run off. Let it teach you its wisdom; let it tell you that you can live instead of just surviving.” –Henri Nouwen […]

Our occasional “Brain Break Inspiring Wedding Video” series continues today with a vid that has me writing this through the happiest of tears.  My colleague Dena (go visit her on our sister blog Idol Chatter for all things awesomely pop-culture-y) […]

Starfish! Or sea star!–as a naturalist corrected me yesterday. These guys are everywhere here. Purple starfish. Really there’s not much more magical. Except standing still and watching how sloooooooowly they move and getting inspired to slow things down myself. Slowing […]

I spoke this week to a writer and psychotherapist who uses photography in her counseling work.  In the course of our chat about an upcoming Beliefnet feature she’s going to write (yay!), she said this: “We take photos to mark […]

“Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.” –Alan Cohen What can you do today to learn the joy lesson?  If you need more inspiration, check out our collection of uplifting quotes about […]

Reader Gwendolyn asked a great question in a recent comment: How do you feel about gray hair, and how do you act on those feelings?  For me, I have a deep-seated phobia of embarking on a hair-coloring regimen because it […]

This is an image from my vacation–in lieu of heavy posting here you’ll be seeing a few of these this week. It’s of a sound in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Canada–through a round window in a little […]

Every life transition has its “zero hour,” that moment when everything that came before it is different from everything that comes after.  We hit that moment this weekend when the moving truck piled with our boxes pulled away from one […]

On Friday, we achieved an exciting milestone–100 Fresh Morning posts!  What began as an experiment to see if we could find tidbits, images, recipes, quotes, and ideas to help you (and ourselves) start our day with joy and purpose has […]