Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
- Morning Yoga
- Real Food
- Read More Real Books
- Enjoy Each Moment - Turn off the To Do Lists
- Less Multi-Tasking
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
- It's been wonderful to keep the big picture in front of myself, by focusing on Love with a capitol "L". It's a lot easier to not sweat the small stuff when you are looking out with this perspective.
- Love is a verb. It's a call to action. It's not something you just have, or get - it's an obligation that flows through us from the source of life, through our hearts, and then back out to the interdependent web of life.
- We are all connected. We are all, ultimately, on human family. What increases the good for others, increases the good for me as well. And the reverse is true.
- But Love as a feeling isn't enough. Yesterday I put on the Beetles song, "All You Need is Love", and my daughter was listening to that said "It's not true! You need food and stuff too!". True - Love is not enough if our other basic needs are not met. Love calls us to meet those other needs, for ourselves and others.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Speak Out for LGBT Equality
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
In anticipation of Valentine's Day, why not send a card with a purpose? Send a Valentine to a Hero/Heroine of Love. I'd suggest that we might all want to send Valentine's to our legislators, and thank them/encourage them for standing up for marriage equality.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Prayers can take different forms. They can be addressed to a deity, an idea, for guidance, or simply to express your thoughts or emotions.
Today, I hope that you will consider writing a prayer, meditation, or mantra of your own, to start off this week’s National Standing on the Side of Love Month theme: Spread the Love.
Here is my prayer:
Spirit which connects all of existence, which I call Love,
may you be felt and heard and carried in hearts everywhere.
May every child feel cherished, safe, seen, and heard,
May every person know they are enough, just as they are,
May every elder feel respected and appreciated, and still wanted.
May the world itself, our Mother Earth, be cherished and sustained in love.
May compassion and peace unite us as one human family,
And may every heart sing a song of love.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was, "Why is a raven like a writing-desk?"
"Come, we shall have some fun now!" thought Alice. "I'm glad they've begun asking riddles. — I believe I can guess that," she added aloud.
"Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?" said the March Hare.
"Exactly so," said Alice.
"Then you should say what you mean," the March Hare went on.
"I do," Alice hastily replied; "at least--at least I mean what I say--that's the same thing, you know."
"Not the same thing a bit!" said the Hatter. "You might just as well say that 'I see what I eat' is the same thing as 'I eat what I see'!"
"You might just as well say," added the March Hare, "that 'I like what I get' is the same thing as 'I get what I like'!"
"You might just as well say," added the Dormouse, who seemed to be talking in his sleep, "that 'I breathe when I sleep' is the same thing as 'I sleep when I breathe'!"
(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 7)
Friday, February 3, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Combating bullying is not simple, and has no easy fix. Bullying-related suicides, especially of LGBT-identified young people, have been prominent in the news cycles over the past couple of years.
I’m sure you know some of the oft-repeated statistics:
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-olds
LGBT youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers.
Nine out of 10 LGBT students report experiencing harassment at school
Of course, bullying affects far more than just LGBT-identified young people. There are now increasing reports of Latino/a youth and Muslim youth being targeted. And sadly, many of us may have experienced bullying for a whole host of reasons, both as youngsters and as adults.
Our society's culture of bullying is a plague that has taken hold in our nation’s schools and finds its roots at the very seat of power—just look at some of the political campaign rhetoric.