The Clarity of a Red Pepper

"Why is it that we have to wait until we are 50 years old, before we see just how beautiful a red pepper is?," Sandy Dennis says this to Alan Alda in the 1981 movie The Four Seasons.  I say “say” because she wasn't asking. She already knows. ...more
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Why kids need to play outside - reason #387438 in a series

This ad, from a manufacturer of sugar bombs granola bars, is apparently making some waves online as being "hard-hitting". Meh. Personally, I find it terribly contrived. Watch for yourself:  ...more

Natural Beauty | Mindful Scrapbooking

This week we're on vacation in Big Sur. It will be our first time up there with our daughters. I'm really looking forward to showing them some of our favorite places and some of the places I remember only from pictures....more


May we each have the courage to delve deeply so that we may grow in our capacity to practice compassion. Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more


I saw this television commercial last year during a football game, on a high def big screen, even.I could watch it a million times, and listen to John D's song a million more.Enjoy!    ...more

The Crow And I

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

Feng Shui Moss Coasters

Who doesn't love nature? And the color green. I'm looking all around me right now and ironically am seeing a ton of green! Green wallet. White and Green recipe book. Green hair clip. Green plants. Green trees in my windows. Let's face it, green is all around us and brings much happiness into our lives. Let's add to our collection! As a matter of fact, according to the eastern practices of feng shui, green is a common color energy to bring into your interiors. Green is associated with wood energy, the energy of growth, decisiveness and action. It can motivate internal change....more

Trail Running: 8 Life Lessons

1) It’s okay to feel nervous. Although I move my body every day, and although I adore running on trails and have done myriad trail races, I still lost sleep the night before a recent race. Would I dress warmly enough? Should I wear a ball cap? Would my body rebel and decide to announce, ‘Uh, yea: I don’t think so’? Would I walk to the car when it was all over and think, ‘I could have done better’? Would my bowels decide they’d been feeling neglected and want my full focus? Trail racing reminds me that if I worry, it means I care....more