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“Worry is a prayer for something you don’t want.” – Sharon Gannon I love that. The other day someone expressed concern about my excessive worrying habit, and I’ve been contemplating on it ever since. Doing my best to actually contemplate, rather than […]

This morning, I want to introduce you Fresh Lifers to our new brother blogger, Jonathan Ellerby!  Jonathan is an extraordinary writer as well as being the spiritual program director at Canyon Ranch Resort in Tuscon.  His blog, Practical Spirituality, is […]

“It’s painful to face how we harm others, and it takes a while. It;s a journey that happens because of our commitment to gentleness and honesty, our commitment to staying wake, to being mindful.” – Pema Chödrön   Need more […]

“Every man is the builder of a temple called his body….” — Henry David Thoreau. Need more morning inspiration?  Read our entire Fresh Morning collection! Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/freshliving/#ixzz0r1WBhqVb

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still […]

“If you gently touch a nettle it’ll sting you for your pains; grasp it like a lad of mettle, an’ as soft as silk remains.” – Sanskrit Proverb     Need more morning inspiration?  Read our entire Fresh Morning collection!

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that […]

“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen Need more morning inspiration?  Read our entire Fresh Morning collection! Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/freshliving/#ixzz0qMC6UlWD

“Let me not fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson       Need more morning inspiration?  Read our entire Fresh Morning collection!

“After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh Need more morning inspiration?  Read our entire Fresh Morning collection!