Good News of the Day -- Feb 20, 2020image

DailyGoodLearning to Move from Strength Instead of StrainAs a young man he trained for a decade in the classical dance form of bharatanatyam. As an adult he studied yoga, and ran a studio of his own. One day he announced he was going to observe his students in silence, and see what arose. It was a radical decision, and for Gert van Leeuwen, it led to the birth of Critical Alignment Yoga and Therapy - a precise, slow, and uniquely rigorous practice that seeks to free body and mind from conditioned preferences and habitual tension. "We can start to move from profound strength instead of strain," says van Leeuwen. The following piece shares more about his path. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness (Feb 18, 2020)

Maintaining Connections, Bella24
Recently I visited my former high school teachers over Christmas Break to see how they were doing and to catch up. I ... Full Story

Above and Beyond, myfbil
I read that somebody needed  minor help to get her heating furnace running. She lived in a poorer section of ... Full Story

Small Acts

"I am grateful for all the positive, awesome people here who post all of the positive awesome messages! " NanSee, Feb 15

"Really cold today with some snow, but still a good day. Hope everyone is having a good week!" TheBigShelb, Feb 13

"It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb 16-22, 2020). Let’s spread more kindness into the world." greenurlifenow, Feb 16

"Me - being a “tree” on the beach! It’s 13 degrees and snowing back in the Hills today, so I am extra grateful to be here 🏝 😊. Sending you some calm palm energy, my kind friends! " mindyjourney, Feb 18

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Feb 04, 2020 -- Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. In this TedMed Talk, learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover how being curious might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image The Liminal Space, by Heather Platt
Feb 17, 2020 -- What do you do when a friend has lost a child and you can’t ease their grief? Or when your partner loses her job and you can’t resolve it for her? Or a client has to make a big decision and you can’t make it for him? Or your church or community group decides to close its doors... Read more on

A Conversation with Ana Valdes Lim - Theater for Wholeness, in works & conv
At Julliard’s centennial, Ana was selected to be among the 100 graduates featured. While in New York, she worked with Joe Papp at Public Theater and with Estelle Parsons in “Shakespeare in the Park.” She says, “We were like the... Read More on

Today's Quote

Silence is the answer. And silence arises when we are willing to let go of everything we have built up so far, and continue from there. Not to want to perform to become what we pursue-- but to become who we are. Gert van Leeuwen

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