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January 2010 Archives

A beautiful book came across my desk the other day, “Mala of the Heart: 108 Sacred Poems,” edited by Ravi Nathwani and Kate Vogt. It’s full of gems like this by ancient Sufi poet Hafiz: How did the rose ever open […]

I became a Mac convert a couple of years ago when I replaced my spyware-laden PC with a big, shiny, clean iMac.  So I watched with some interest this promo video for the new iPad, sort of in a curious, […]

“The heart of the matter is that there is nothing the matter with our hearts. It is not love that is to blame. But each of us has resistance to the very love we desire. We also have resistance to […]

In memory of J.D. Salinger, the “Catcher in the Rye” author who died today at age 91, a quote of his that my friend April just reminded me of: “The most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness […]

Just this morning as I was lying in savasana at the end of yoga class (the chill-out corpse pose that allows you to integrate the active poses), I kept catching myself thinking about coffee and work and a friend’s email. And […]

“”A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”— Maya Angelou Need more morning inspiration?  Read our entire Fresh Morning collection!

So I think it’s pretty clear that Elmo and Ricky Gervais need to have their own show in Vegas. Amazing stuff! Thanks, Holly!

Baby, it’s cold outside, and  in the mornings when it’s time to select my outfit du jour,  two words ping around my head as I open the closet door: “cozy” and “comforting.” So on this chilly Hump Day, I have […]

“Guilt perpetuates unwanted behaviors.  Love dissolves them.”         —  Alan Cohen   Need more morning inspiration?  Read our entire Fresh Morning collection!  

This past week, I’ve been practicing a tried-and-true stress reduction technique:  a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle.  Rob bought a Venice scene for me for Hanukkah (we visited Venice on our honeymoon), and I saved it for a moment when the stress […]