Ditching the over-commercialization of holiday madness in lieu of a practice for connecting to the sacredness of the solstice season — My mission (in creating The 13 Holy Nights Oracle Deck and companion book) is to take the over-commercialized winter holidays back from the … [Read more...] about 13 Holy Nights: Reclaiming the True Magic of the Solstice Season
Standing at a critical technological crossroads, we have become oblivious to our own demise in body, mind and spirit — Have you realized your unique creative potential? In living your precious life, how much have you evolved emotionally, spiritually or ecologically? Have … [Read more...] about Social Greedia: Has Our Evolution Been Derailed?
A provocative dive into the body politic in search of meaningful change and results, requiring the active participation of us all — How many politicians do you know who are actively committed to their own personal growth? How many do yoga, meditate or … [Read more...] about Politics: Palliative Care for a Curable Disease?
Musings from an environmental anthropologist dedicated to exploring wild, untamed foods — even in her own backyard — Is it possible to be homesick, not for a place, but for the past? One of the central themes of my book, Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed … [Read more...] about From Globetrotting to Grounded: An Exploration of Wild Foods and Connection
One woman’s primal and poetic reclaiming of her feminine self in all of its glorious connection to Mother Earth and her own animal nature — Last week, I reached for Mary Oliver’s poem Wild Geese — you know the line, “Let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” … [Read more...] about Animal Nature: An Invitation for Reclaiming, Untaming & Being
Once locked away in a prison cell for 25 years — one extraordinary man discovers how to heal his own pain through the service of others — Usually, people think that I’m a strong, happy person…but behind my smiles they just don’t know how much I’m in pain and almost … [Read more...] about Give Me Your Pain: One Man’s Quest to Bear the Pain of Others’ and Heal His Own
One woman’s search for emotional healing guides her outside her own doorstep into the embrace of Mother Nature — I’m a wife and a mom. I buy groceries, give hugs, cook meals, plan adventures, scrub floors, and wash dishes. I’m also a writer and I homeschool my teenagers, … [Read more...] about A Walk On The Wild Side: Nature as Therapy
With whimsy, wisdom and heart — Sarah and Alice the Elephant, her spirit animal, dish up daily reflections and a prompt for prayer to heal your life. — I was seated facing the majestic Apu Pachatusan, a mountain of immense spiritual power in the sacred valley of Peru. … [Read more...] about How Good Are You Willing To Let Life Get? Daily Messages From A Spirit Animal
What’s happening beneath the tears we cry? Whether they are tears of joy or sorrow — they connect us to pieces and even forgotten parts of ourselves. — “I love to cry — as long as it’s not about my life.” It was a simple statement, a line I’ve said a thousand times before. … [Read more...] about What Are You Really Crying About?
Reflections from a trailblazer of women’s health looking back — a personal letter of love and gratitude to her younger self — Dear Chris (circa 1994), I have just finished watching episode 2 of Kelly Turner’s Radical Remission docuseries produced by Hay … [Read more...] about A Letter To My Younger Self: I Couldn’t Have Gotten Here Without You
Personal musings and an excerpt from Mark Nepo’s latest book guide us through darkness and life’s messiness — to emerge with meaning and connection — Since books arrive like children, after months of labor, the timing of their arrival is well beyond us. And so, in the midst … [Read more...] about Living What Matters: Reflections, Prose and 52 Prompts for Self-Inquiry
A refreshing perspective from a seasoned ‘money guy’ who shares sound financial strategies for debt relief and vibrant living. — Have you ever felt absolutely overwhelmed by the burden of debt? You are not alone. Debt is a pervasively significant stressor … [Read more...] about Breaking Free From The Debt Cycle