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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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

It’s amazing. I write about stress and healing and spiritual wellbeing for a living. I have all sorts tips in my head–I can instantly offer suggestions to calm down, rev up, clear your energy, enliven your life. And yet, the moment […]

  This beautiful sand mandala was created by Tibetan Drepung Loseling Monks at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. It was constructed as a vehicle to generate compassion and healing, and as reminder of impermanence […]

Every once in a while it’s fun to do a Fresh Living Wordle. You go to, paste in your URL or a list of words and randomizing magic ensues! It’s a cool way to collect words that make you happy, […]

  As part art, part spiritual practice, Shane Hart creates these amazing stone sculptures without adhesives of any kind. They are simply at a perfect balance with friction and gravity. Amazing, right? On his website, Shane writes, The art and […]

Oh, Meryl. Swoon. Sigh. Smart, funny, alive, shockingly talented, and inspiringly joyful. Here’s the funny, playful, insightful speech she gave last week at Barnard College on happiness, success, fame, pretending, and becoming authentic. It’s a little all over the place, but […]