Notes from the Universe


Did you ever wish that the Universe would send you emails reminding you of the important things in life (like the power you have to affect the changes you wish to see in your life, for instance, or how important it is to appreciate the little moments) and do it with warmth and humor? Well, apparently, the Universe has been doing this for some time. Actually, it’s Mike Dooley on behalf of the Universe, but signing up for his Notes ensures that each day you’ll receive an inspirational email reminder that will help start your day with a dose of wisdom and a chuckle.

Zen Habits

Voted by Time Magazine as one of the 25 best blogs of 2009, Zen Habits is a blog written by Leo Babauta, a father of six. The blog discusses simplifying life and reaching one’s goals, among other topics. Leo also has a cool new website on minimalism called

The Nie Nie Dialogues

Stephanie Nielson started a blog in 2005 to update friends and family on the life of her family, which grew to include four children and her husband, Christian. Her audience grew to thousands, thanks to her joyful renderings of the days of her life as a stay-at-home mom. In 2008, she and her husband were in a plane crash, as they flew in a small private plane back from a weekend together. Doug Kinneard, a flight instructor traveling with them, died, and Stephanie and her husband sustained serious burns and were hospitalized, in Stephanie’s case, for months. Stephanie ultimately returned home and to blogging, and her accounts of her days as she struggles to heal from the accident and continues to find joy in her family are powerful and moving.

Hip Moms Go Green
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Hip Moms Go Green was begun by Nickie Knight to show mothers that being environmentally-conscious could be easy. Her website and free online magazine include resourceful and accessible articles on various topics related to families and the environment, as well as recipes. By browsing the website, you’ll learn how to make your home more “green,” find creative ways to share environmental and social responsibility with your children, and easily incorporate nutrient-dense food into your family’s diet. Hip Moms Go Green is a powerful resource for making environmentally-sound decisions for one’s family.

Mindfulness Together

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Mindfulness Together is the brain-child of Susan Kaiser Greenland, who has taught mindful awareness techniques to children, teens, and educators for two decades. The site is a resource meant to establish an engaged grassroots online community of parents and professionals to nurture the inner lives of children and those who love them. You’ll find videos, on-line discussions and groups, and a wealth of information on the cutting-edge techniques of teaching mindfulness to children.