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 […]
Let’s say that you’ve just had a baby (congratulations!) and you realize that your child is not merely beautiful in the ordinary sense – not the standard, “Ah, isn’t she gorgeous,” or “Isn’t he wonderful” — but stunning and life-altering in ways you never could have guessed or expected. Not only is this child the most […]
The worldwide hysteria over H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, pushed millions of people into the dripping blade of the vaccination needle this month. Reports of sickness and death made the vaccine seem like the great savior.
Meanwhile, a seemingly unrelated event occurred in Japan that was treated by the worldwide media as a harmless joke, […]
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 […]