Fresh Living
June 2010 Archives

Are you a frustrated dreamer? I know I am. I often wake up with fragments of scenes echoing in my mind that seem really meaningful–but then I leap out of bed, start my morning routine, and in seconds they’re gone. …Read More

Because I lack an engineering degree and don’t understand why we can’t just stop this thing NOW with a 10-ton wad of gum or giant boulder or massive Q-tip, I’ll share more spiritual wisdom from elders. This is from the …Read More

“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 …Read More

In addition to co-writing this blog and working at Beliefnet full-time, I’m writing a book. It’s about how I got through cancer five years ago with a combination of heavy-duty Western meds and all I knew from my personal and …Read More

I haven’t been writing about the oil spill in the Gulf because, frankly, every time I think of it I feel such a deep sense of overwhelming, immobilizing sadness and anger. But this prayer from Dr. Masaru Emoto, the author …Read More

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 …Read More

I’m almost through editing a new Beliefnet feature that’s currently titled “How to Put Boundaries Around Worry,” and….yeah.  This passage from the introduction might just become my new mantra.  Try reading this out loud to yourself in a (lovingly) strong …Read More

“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 …Read More

Michael Franti & Spearhead have a another feel-good shake-yer-booty-to-a-better-mood single. This is Shake It, Shake It, Shake It and it rules. Forget this “video”–the real one isn’t out yet, far as I know–and dance around!   Like what you see? …Read 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: //