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 world, Hillary! Here were Hillary’s 12 rules of salad indoctrination, created to support her efforts…

“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 blog sister Therese Borchard (you read Beyond Blue, right?!) posted this uplifting quote this…

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) discovered it, and I plan on watching it at least 8 more times this afternoon. …

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 down. Slowing down. So much can happen when we just slow. It. Down. I suggest…

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Valerie Reiss

Valerie Reiss is Holistic Living Editor at Beliefnet. She was a founding editor at Breathe magazine, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Women's Health, Natural Health, Yoga Journal, Lime.com, Vegetarian Times, and ABCNEWS.com. A native New Yorker, Valerie holds an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Beloit College in Creative Writing with a minor in Women's Studies. She also lived in Maui for a while where she drank green papaya juice and taught some creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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