Category Archives: Inspirational

The Peace of Wild Things

By Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the … Continue reading

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Creating Change through Acceptance

by Golda Poretsky at Everyday Feminism.com Photo credit: Rebeca Cygnus If there’s one thing I learned in my years as a dieter and as a coach, it’s this: Hating yourself doesn’t work – on any level. You can substitute “hating” for “fighting with,” “tormenting,” “being … Continue reading

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Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

By: Wendell Berry Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future … Continue reading

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Two Seas in Palestine

An excerpt from “The Man Nobody Knows” by Bruce Barton   There are two seas in Palestine. One is fresh, and fish are in it. Splashes of green adorn its banks. Trees spread their branches over it and stretch out … Continue reading

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With That Moon Language

By: Hafiz (c.1320-1389)   Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise Someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us … Continue reading

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The Journey

By David Whyte   Above the mountains the geese turn into the light again Painting their black silhouettes on an open sky. Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written … Continue reading

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Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a … Continue reading

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We the Sea

By: Janet Paleo Not a footstep to be heard   Not a fingerprint to be found   Not an impression left   On the shore   Of the sea. I wrote this poem a very long time ago when life seemed so bleak and dark. … Continue reading

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My Time is Here and Now

by Thich Nhat Hanh in The Miracle of Mindfulness (1996) “…I try not to divide time into parts anymore…The time for him becomes my own time.”   Yesterday Allen came over to visit with his son Joey. Joey has grown … Continue reading

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The Journey

By David Whyte Above the mountains the geese turn into the light again Painting their black silhouettes on an open sky. Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside … Continue reading

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