Getting real about artificial fillers–Not just in food, but in life.

If we’re honest with ourselves, we know that we do no service to our bodies when we fill ourselves with junk instead of real food. For a myriad of reasons, we settle for a short-term fix that may fill the void physically but does very little to nourish our bodies. We sacrifice our well-being in […] Read more »

Into the Silence

  This is a guest post  written by Lorrie Marx-Adams . . . Although I spend a delicious amount of time alone in silence, delicious to me because I am quite introverted, being alone in my home is not always experienced as a satiating quiet to my soul.  To experience the tranquility my soul craves […] Read more »

Problem solved . . . instantly!

  I feel like a little kid right now who is hopping up-and-down with excitement. (For the record, I’m not hopping up-and-down; I just feel that way.) And what has me feeling so excited?…Would you believe, an email account? It sounds strange, I know, and I will explain, but first … Have you never noticed […] Read more »

Until All that Remains is Soul

  I have a desire to strip away everything unwanted, unnecessary or inauthentic until the only thing that remains is truth and soul. The task seems daunting and monumental even from a sheer physical standpoint. It seems monumental from a psychological standpoint as well. I know there are things in my life — patterns and […] Read more »

Celebrating Authenticity: Rick Cormier

  Have you ever noticed how much fun it is to be around someone who is being completely authentic? Not only do they light up, but they seem to light up every thing and every one around them. When we think about authenticity, we tend to think of individuality, but being authentic isn’t really about […] Read more »

The ridiculously fine line between ordinary and blessed experiences

Have you ever noticed how little energy it actually takes to transform an ordinary activity or experience into something that feels blessed?I have been noticing this myself over the past couple of days.We are in the midst of a heat wave that is forecasted to last all week. Because it was too hot to cook […] Read more »

Making the Homeless Smile

Three teenagers, who have developed quite a following on You Tube (under the name TrueStoryASA), took a departure from their usual prank videos.  Instead they set out to “Make the Homeless Smile.”  They’ve made a whole lot of other people smile as well:   Read more »

Fearing Life’s Changes? Here’s an Antidote.

  Instead of fearing life’s changes, why not move gently in their direction? Those words came to me recently in an “a-ha” moment of clarity.  I’m grateful for the insight and the resulting sense of empowerment. I needed it! You see, I have been dreading and fearing the end of my mothering role. Of course, […] Read more »

Reinstating a Beautiful Tradition . . . Suspended Coffee

  A kind-hearted tradition that began nearly 100 years ago is making a comeback in many parts of Europe.  Writer, Luciano de Crescenzo describes the tradition of “suspended coffee”: “When a person who had a break of good luck entered a cafe and ordered a cup of coffee, he didn’t pay just for one, but for two cups, allowing someone […] Read more »

Boston Area Residents Reach Out to Help

In the midst of terror and tragedy, thousands of Boston-area residents are “Being a Blessing”.  Many offered rides out of the city.  Others offered up their homes. At 5:39 p.m. the first entry appeared on the public Google spreadsheet announcing offers of help.  Only two hours later, the list had grown to over 4,000! In his article, Eric […] Read more »

Don’t listen to songs you don’t like

  I had an illuminating conversation with my 19-year-old son.   I playfully asked him why it is that the songs that get stuck in our heads are usually the songs that we don’t like.  I was surprised to hear him say that that has never happened to him. Then he said something quite profound: “I […] Read more »

The best kind of win.

This story is travelling quickly around the internet, for good reason.  Watch as a high school basketball player chooses to “be a blessing” to a mentally challenged player on an opposing team. Click here to access video. (You may want to have a tissue handy.)   Read more »

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