This was the first recipe I shared on Micro of the Macro. It’s quick, easy, healthy, and delicious; what could be better? According to the Universal Guideline for Human and Planetary Health, (WFPB.ORG), Human and environmental health are dependent on one another. What we consume greatly influences our personal health, the economic health of ourContinue reading “Super-Simple Bok Choy Soup”
With the many reports we hear of death, disease, job loss, and an expectation of this trajectory to continue, the idea of gratitude might not be hitting a lot of folks’ radar. In the frighteningly grim existence that we now find ourselves, should we be giving thanks, as the Bible verse suggests?
Gift-giving has been a popular custom for hundreds of years. Initially, small gifts to help the poor were given at this time of year across many religious traditions. Unfortunately, this compassionate practice that epitomized holiday spirit has been all but lost; somehow, receiving gifts has become more important than giving.
Studies show that actions we imagine can seem real to our minds, “tricking” the brain into providing us benefits as if we were performing those actions. Many athletes utilize this technique, called visualization, to attain their specific goals.
Listening to incessant politics and bad news from reporters, government officials, and even commercials, causes feelings of impatience and anger to surface in my normally peaceful mindset. So it’s high time, as my grandmother used to say, to put the talk on pause.
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. ~Thomas Merton Merriam-Webster.com defines the term interdependence as the state of being dependent upon one another. Examples are given for interdependent economies as wellContinue reading “Interdependent by Design”
You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the world there is no (one) exactly like you. In the millions of years that have passed, there has never been a (person) like you . . . You have the capacity for anything. ~Pablo Casals Every time I see the above quote I first readContinue reading “10 Little-Known Coping Strategies for Depression”
All living creatures interact with wildflowers whether they know it or not. For 130 million years, wildflowers have blessed the earth with their amazing skill sets and stunning beauty . . .
We are born into this world with a love for animals. As babies, we share the same innocence and many similar vulnerabilities. As we grow, we often have animal playmates that grow alongside us. I’ve met many service dogs who regularly visit nursing home residents. I’ve known cats living in a hospice facility that won’tContinue reading “For the Love of Animals”
. . . There are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young. ~Anne Lamott