Monday, May 30, 2011

How to Be Alone

I subscribe to Dr. Mercola and his daily e-mail which is always so full of great advice for maintaining physical and mental health in the most organic and chemical free way possible. If you haven't ever been to his website I highly suggest you take a moment to check out some postings and what he is all about. There is a wealth of wonderful information on all subjects.

Today there was a link titled 'How to Be Alone', and it caught my eye. I decided to check it out, so I clicked on the link and was surprised to find a charming little video of a poem by inspiring poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis. Find a quiet moment to watch it and I'm sure you will feel a smile on your face just as I did.

Video Link to Poem:  How To Be Alone

Much love, Meg

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ani Phyo's New Raw Book

Ani Phyo's new raw food cookbook, Ani's Raw Food Asia: Easy East-West Fusion Recipes the Raw Food Way, is finally on bookshelves! I'm so excited to check out her new recipes! Check out her blog and videos,, if you haven't already. If you aren't sure about eating all raw and leaving meat behind, don't worry; Ani is all about doing everything gradually and within your comfort zone. You can always alter her recipes by adding meat, or cooking/warming different dishes. Happy 'uncooking'...or cooking :o). 

Link to Ani's Raw Food Asia: Easy East-West Fusion Recipes the Raw Food Way, on Amazon:

Mister Rogers

I was recently given the book 'Life's Journeys According to Mister Rogers, Things to Remember Along the Way'. I was reading through some of the pages last night and came across this great quote by the wise man in the sweater :o):

"The roots of all our lives go very, very deep, and we can't really understand a person unless we have the chance of knowing who that person had been, and what that person has done and liked and suffered and believed."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

7 Effective Strategies

This article on one of my favorite websites, Pick the Brain, gives some helpful reminders and strategies to reduce anxiety. Read it when you have a free moment and see if there might be a few little hints that will help you give those negative thoughts a good 'ol kick in the butt :o).

Go ahead, water your sprout with a little knowledge...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Courage to Explore Your Heart

Hi friends,

It's been a while since I've written or posted on here, so I wanted to at least share a little something from the book I've been reading, the Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart, by Stephen Levine.I bought the book about 4 months ago and it has been a slow process to mentally digest the words as I turn each page. Even though I've only made it through 10 of the small chapters, there are already so many things that I have underlined and feel as though he was writing specifically to me. Some of my favorites in chapters 2 and 3 are:

"So we must bear loss as deeply as we cared."

 "...grief is like driving at night: though you can see only a few feet ahead of you, you can make the whole journey that way."

"Healing is replacing our merciless reactions with a merciful response."

There are so many quotes and words of wisdom that I have found in this little jem of a book. Some of the chapters have been a little emotionally draining because there are words that have opened my wounds a little more than I was prepared to feel. I was about to stop readying because of the rising emotion I felt each time I open the cover, but then I reached this sentence; and I became determined to finish the whole book no matter how long it might take me to process emotionally....

"In order to balance our fear with our courage, we must trust our pain enough to explore it."

That sentence has become part of my pep talk that I give myself on more difficult days. I hope that it inspires and encourages you just a little too. When you find yourself in a moment that seams to heavy, remember that you are not alone and that each painful moment can make you more courageous.

Much Love, Meg