Smile Saturday

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Poetry Friday

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I heard this poem recited for the first time this week, and instantly fell in love with it, particularly the celebratory tone of the second stanza. I dedicate it especially to those of… Continue reading

Creating a daily healing ritual

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I came across this tip for restoring balance in your day and thought it was such a beautifully simple ritual, worth sharing with everyone. Even taking just five or ten minutes to do… Continue reading

Can turmeric help to prevent cancer?

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Can this Indian spice help to prevent cancer? As regular readers know, I am careful not to promote any claims that certain products can prevent or cure cancer. I have come to believe… Continue reading

Laughter as good as a jog in the park

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Laughter can do as much good for your body as a jog around the park, scientists in California have claimed. Doctors describe “mirthful laughter” as “internal jogging” because it can lower blood pressure, reduce… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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I am a big fan of couscous for its convenience – the quick-cook couscous just involves soaking or simmering the couscous in boiling water for about ten minutes to rehydrate it.   Couscous is… Continue reading

Smile Saturday

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Poetry Friday

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Today’s poem is from one of my favourite poets, Mary Oliver, whose poetry always touches me deeply.  Her poem is an invitation to look closely at all the beauty of nature that surrounds us… Continue reading

Dwell in the Now

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Today I would like to share this short reflection adapted from Ralph Marston on being  fully alive to the beauty of the present moment. The beauty of life is in the living of it. And… Continue reading

Story of Renewal

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I got some nice news today. Recently Beliefnet invited readers to submit a story of renewal in their spring contest and I am delighted to say that my entry, The Spring Rains Will Come Again,… Continue reading