A meditation teacher and fellow occasionally anxious person shares Buddhist advice for calming the stressed-out mind — Pre-pandemic, I was at a dinner with friends. The music was pleasant, the food tasty, and the company divine. It’s rare this particular group gathers … [Read more...] about Taking Back Your Mind: A Practical Approach to Stress & Anxiety Relief
A surprising take on procrastination — how to use it, not be used by it — and clear up the mind-clutter in the process — Writing a second book should be much easier than writing your first, right? After all, you know what it takes so it should be a breeze. Oh, how I wish … [Read more...] about Rethinking Procrastination: Maybe It’s Not So Bad After All?
A mother of a full-time traveling family gives herself permission to do things differently, to seek deeper connection…and to redefine it all — Isn’t it interesting how an image can evoke so many emotions? Of course, that’s why they say a picture is worth a thousand words. … [Read more...] about Redefining Togetherness: One Mother’s Quest for an Adventurous Family Life
To reclaim our rightful autonomy and make sense of the world’s crises, injustices and destruction, we must understand the true drivers of human dysfunction — Centuries ago, we lost something very precious. It radically changed the course of our evolution, progressively … [Read more...] about The Split: Why We Lost Consciousness and Need to Wake Up
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