meditation

LOJONG: Buddhist mind training that clears ignorance and reveals everything as it is

LOJONG: Buddhist mind training that clears ignorance and reveals everything as it is

Excerpt from The Path to Awakening, from Chapter: Homage to the Great Compassionate One! This is the key instruction, the essential...
April 2, 2014 × 1 comment

permaculture / gardening

PASSIONATE ABOUT POLYCULTURE: Joel Salatin, “lunatic farmer,” shares his inspiration for wholistic farming

PASSIONATE ABOUT POLYCULTURE: Joel Salatin, “lunatic farmer,” shares his inspiration for wholistic farming

When asked “How would our world look different if thousands of people did what you do?”, Joel Salatin answers without skipping...
March 31, 2014 × 0 comments

book reviews

THE MINDFULNESS DIARIES: How I survived my first nine-day silent meditation retreat [book review]

THE MINDFULNESS DIARIES: How I survived my first nine-day silent meditation retreat [book review]

THE MINDFULNESS DIARIES:How I survived my first nine-day silent meditation retreat Jennifer Howd [Howd Media, 136 pages] When you...
March 30, 2014 × 3 comments

personal growth

THE NOT ENOUGH ANTIDOTE: How to stop worrying about money

THE NOT ENOUGH ANTIDOTE: How to stop worrying about money

Excerpt from Jonathan Robinson’s book Find Happiness Now: 50 Shortcuts for Bringing More Love, Balance and Joy Into Your...
March 28, 2014 × 1 comment

nutrition

JUICE DETOX: Try these 3 juice recipes for effective detoxification

JUICE DETOX: Try these 3 juice recipes for effective detoxification

We’ve all experienced that feeling of needing to cleanse from the inside out. Sometimes it happens after travel, when we’ve...
March 27, 2014 × 1 comment

performing arts

THE MAGIC OF MUSIC: How the balance of tension and release in music affects our appreciation of it

THE MAGIC OF MUSIC: How the balance of tension and release in music affects our appreciation of it

I don’t know the name of the selection or the pianist performing it. When the simple jazz improvisation came over my radio one afternoon,...
March 25, 2014 × 1 comment

green living

DIY TIME: Make your own natural deodorant

DIY TIME: Make your own natural deodorant

If you don’t like being stinky, but you also don’t like slathering store-bought deodorants with questionable ingredients like...
March 24, 2014 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY R. GERRY FABIAN: Dated Evidence, Mistaken Identity

POEMS BY R. GERRY FABIAN: Dated Evidence, Mistaken Identity

Dated Evidence Spider plants hang everywhere;they are badly in need of water.Half a mug of cold coffeewith lipstick stainsrests...
March 23, 2014 × 0 comments

quotations

HUMOR AND INGENUITY: 25 artful witty quotes

HUMOR AND INGENUITY: 25 artful witty quotes

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s...
March 22, 2014 × 0 comments