Monthly Archives: February 2012

it comes and it goes

Today’s musical spark from Dido:

Parinya Charoenphol, also known as Nong Thoom, is probably the best-known kathoey (transgender/third gender) in Thailand. She is a former Muay Thai champion.

Movie: “Beautiful Boxer” (2003)



slow down like a hummingbird (?)

Today’s healthy spark:

Even hummingbirds need their deep sleep:


have you hugged someone lately?

Today’s inspirational spark:

“How to Hug”: 🙂



trying to find the light

Today’s musical spark:

Artist: Mat Kearney



one more try

Today’s inspirational spark:

I never seem to tire of this one… 🙂



you are somebody’s sunshine

Today’s musical spark:

And here’s the Johnny Cash version:



this helps

I have been going through a rough patch lately. 

I thought I would share with others what has helped me through the process/es/ing:

1. Yoga helps.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Yogin with Six Chakras, India, Punjab Hills, Kangra, late 1700s, National Museum

2. Dog helps.

This is Pluto, and he’s the best.

3. Work helps.

You know, there’s that whole “structure” thing.

4. Plants help.

Here’s a flower in my apartment.

There’s the whole “wonder in nature” thing that’s nice.

Though, I do recommend a less persnickety plant than perhaps an hibiscus.

5. Water helps.

Stay hydrated.  It’s just good for you.

6. Friends help.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Phone calls, emails, Facebook or Gmail chats, text messages, get-togethers, etc. are all good for the soul.

7. Swearing helps.


Not the most polite thing to do, buuuutttt there are situations that call for it, and well, there is research that supports some of its benefits as long as swearing is not overused.  Read here or here for more information.

patience in practice

Today’s inspirational sparks:

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. – Victor Hugo


Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. – Saint Francis de Sales


Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. – Saadi

stand by me

Today’s musical spark:

YouTube Description: – From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it travelled the globe.



morning motivation

Today’s funny spark:

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