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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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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. …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

“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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More