The gift of bears

Decades ago I read a book that said the bear was my birth totem. I've since learned that the book was written by a British author who essentially appropriated indigenous teachings and blended them with Anglo-ideology to make money. But the idea of the bear as my totem or spirit animal stuck with me. When … Continue reading The gift of bears

Color and balance as fall begins

Welcome to autumn! Yesterday's fall equinox got me to thinking about balance - after all, equinox means equal night, and it is supposed to be the day when the number of daylight hours equals (more or less) the number of night time hours. (This year, where I live, we had 12 hours and 9 minutes … Continue reading Color and balance as fall begins

Along came a spider and…

"Along came a spider and sat down beside her..." Now that Hurricane Florence has scooted up to New England, the Piedmont of NC is getting back to some semblance of normalcy. We were fortunate to have been spared the brunt of the storm (unlike those in southeastern NC and along the coast) - only about … Continue reading Along came a spider and…

Plant medicine gifts from Hurricane Flo

  If I lived on the NC or SC coast I probably wouldn't be thinking about Hurricane Florence as a gift-giver right now. Those areas have been (and continue to be) battered for DAYS by this slow-moving hurricane/tropical storm. My thoughts and healing energy go out to everyone negatively impacted by this storm system. So … Continue reading Plant medicine gifts from Hurricane Flo

A seeker looks at sixty

A Seeker Looks at Sixty She nearly died before she had a chance to live Six weeks old, in an oxygen tent Innocent, sweet, stubborn But she fought - and won and spent her first decade Dreaming of being an astronaut, a farmer, a veterinarian Dressing up to play nurse to her sick grandfather Mourning … Continue reading A seeker looks at sixty

Tell me something good Update 8/23/2018: Google Assistant is now dishing up good news from Solutions Journalism Network when I ask it to tell me something good. So, give it a try 🙂 For a couple of years now, I have been saying (to myself and my husband) how much I wish I would hear more GOOD NEWS … Continue reading Tell me something good

Intention and $1.25

"Intention is the core of all conscious life. Conscious intention colors and moves everything."  - Hsing Yun A few weeks ago on my morning walk, I came across a dollar bill torn in half. I pocketed the two halves and continued walking. Twenty minutes later, I found another dollar and a quarter laying spread out in … Continue reading Intention and $1.25