Mar. 14th, 2012

sabrinamari: (Element Money)
http://www.kiva.org/team/blue_star_wicca_and_friends

It took us 2 years and 9 months.

Fifty of us worked together to do it.

We loaned to 722 entrepreneurs, reaching and helping at least 2,888 people, if you assume that each entrepreneur was supporting or partially supporting at least 3 others. And this is probably a low number.

Team members, please reward yourself in some small way today.

You are part of something remarkable.

Better!

Mar. 14th, 2012 12:19 pm
sabrinamari: (...what is brain?)
Feeling the joy today, again. So relieved.

I asked Michael to start the day by reminding me to get out of bed and go to the gym. He wasn't sure that would fly, but it totally did.

There is nothing in this world that can get me to sanity and joy faster and deeper than 60 to 90 minutes of intense exercise.

Bonus: My trainer John was doing his own workout this morning and came over to check on me. Later, we worked in a couple of sets of cable chest flyes together. He is extremely encouraging and very positive---that really helps.

I need to stay on track.

And someone pointed me to this:

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/nic_marks_the_happy_planet_index.html
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This post is about zombies, social science, exercise and teaching at the college level. It may approach the perfect blog post:

http://nataliesee.livejournal.com/181824.html

Also, [livejournal.com profile] nataliesee is a wonderful, entertaining writer and you will love her way with words.
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Cultivating loving-kindness toward yourself

Some people find the teachings I offer helpful because I encourage them to be kind to themselves. The kindness that I learned from my teachers, and that I wish so much to convey to other people, is kindness toward all qualities of our being. The qualities that are the toughest to be kind to are the painful parts, where we feel ashamed, as if we don’t belong, as if we’ve just blown it, when things are falling apart for us. Maitri, or loving-kindness, means sticking with ourselves when we don’t have anything, when we feel like a loser. And it becomes the basis for extending the same unconditional friendliness with others. 

Pema Chodron

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