When people talk about the “consciousness of the heart,” we automatically assume that they are speaking metaphorically, or romantically, or spiritually. We make allowances for the metaphor because, first, the understanding is based on common sense – love, care, and intimacy are all associated with the heart – and, second, because we don’t expect hard science […]
The following recipes can provide lots of support and healing foods for your kidneys and heart. They are delicious dishes, warming, easy to prepare, and ideal for winter. Enjoy.
The summer is the season of the heart and small intestine, according to the practitioners of Chinese medicine. They called it the fire season, when nature is ablaze with its many fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
The following foods and recipes can support and strengthen your heart and help you experience more of the blessings from the fourth […]
Now is the time to change our cooking and food selection to help the body adjust to the cool and damp conditions of autumn and the downright bone-chilling effects of winter. Our food and cooking methods can make us warmer within, and heartier against the elements. Here is a guide to doing both.
Cooking For Fall
Cooking styles […]
Every morning when we get up, Tom and I ask the same question, “What’s for breakfast?” Mostly it’s oatmeal or soft brown rice, some greens, and sometimes a soup. This can get boring, as you know. But with a little planning, you can have a much more enjoyable, if not exciting, meal. So, here are seven […]
Two young boys, maybe 8 or 9 years of age, walk down the street, both free of any care in the world, at least by all appearances. Suddenly, one of the boys sticks out his leg in front of the other and turns his body sharply so that his friend is thrown to the ground, face […]
“God is our father, but beyond everything, he is our mother.”
Pope John Paul 1
Every so often, I enjoy asking those who attend my programs how they would feel if they suddenly discovered that God is a woman. The responses I get are remarkable for their unanimity and for the profound changes […]
Albert Einstein once said that every one of us is forced to ask and answer a single question: Is the universe a friendly place? The answer you give determines to a great extent the quality of your life and, indeed, the shape of your destiny. Why? Because if you believe that the universe is an unfriendly […]
There’s something about geese that has always evoked my heart. Part of my affection comes from the fact that they fly in community, squawking at one another like old married couples. They land in the water with a gangly innocence that suggests that they still haven’t got this flying thing down. And when they walk around […]
When I was just a small boy, my Aunt Tessie used to tell me to go swimming on August 15th, the day that commemorates the Feast of the Assumption, when Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken, body and soul, into heaven. “The Holy Mother blesses the water all over the world,” Aunt Tessie used to […]