By Elizabeth Holman Issue 111, March – April 2002 Being a parent today can be overwhelming and isolating. We live in a society where rugged individualism, competition, and the quest for the American dream have left many parents feeling alienated and disconnected. Extended families
By Katherine Horvath Web Exclusive About a month ago, I did something which shocked my husband and dismayed my children: I unplugged the television and told them that I didn’t want it on anymore. I was tired of the non-stop stream of commercial advertisements
Few things are more appropriate for the holiday season than pumpkin. Combine it with pecans and you have a tasty fall treat. Ingredients to make crust: 3/4 cup pecan halves 3/4 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2
By Um Yaqoob It was 9 p.m. when the nurse wheeled me to my bed, one of six in the Omani hospital ward. After a full day of labor, I thought I would finally settle down with my sleeping newborn and get some rest.
Breathing In: Breastfeeding as a Spiritual PracticeBy Leslie DavisIssue 120, September/October 2003 The Sangha dwells in mindfulness day and night, providing the foundation for us to realize the fruit of meditation. -Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, and peacemaker Thich Nhat Hanh writes,
I picked up the book The Big Year when I went to buy bird food recently and it’s rekindled my love of bird watching. The book is about a year-long competition to see the most birds in North America and has been made into
Mention paper plate projects to my kids and they’re likely to scoff. That’s because well-intended adults cheerfully made them suffer through paper plate crafts when they were small. (It wasn’t their eco-frenzied mother, really.) You probably made such crafts in your childhood, too.
If you’re reading this, the highest probability is that you are living in the western world, above the poverty line, in a democratic environment. Your heart may be broken, you may not have enough money to get to the end of the week, you
Hello Friends, I am pleased to announce the lovely Jan McCarthy, host of Our Town Pasadena, will have me on the show as her guest for an hour live, televised interview, Wednesday, November 16, 2011. You can watch this broadcast here: Channel 32
Recipe by Cynthia Lair of Cookus Interruptus Loved the comment we got last week regarding this dish: “I have made dozens of recipes from your site and they always turn out great, but this might actually be the best thing I’ve ever