Self Care as a Team Sport

Nurture Practices VS Self Soothing Strategies There is a time and a place for all. What do you choose to do now? Self-love, and by extension self-care, is on one end of a continuum, on the other end is self loathing. At any time we might be moving towards one end or the other, sometimes…

A tool we need for the task at hand.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the impact of kind regards in my life.  Specifically as it applies to health and happiness.  It dawned on me that our thoughts for and about each other create some sort of force field, the Vibe-O-Sphere if you will.  In a healthy Vibe-O-Sphere the community of folks trust each…

Body as Enemy – Body as Ally

Some of my best thinking happens in the shower. The warm water and steam seem to open up my mind to possibilities that otherwise wouldn’t occur to me.  The other morning it was a question: Am I being an ally to my body or am I my own worst enemy? This led to more questions….

Pete Rose Rooster and Gilda Chicken are Dead.

An open letter to the human companion of the dog who killed our chicken. In the last days of 2016, I came home after work to a flurry of feathers overlaying the grass at the curb. There were feathers even more numerously covering  the stairs up to the house. I knew we had lost another chicken, but…

Good Bye 2016 -Will Auld Acquaintance be Forgot?

What a year. What a wild transformative journey 2016 has been for us all collectively.  Even now people in New Zealand and Australia have already passed the threshold into 2017, a threshold that is moving across the globe as we speak.  As we look back and look forward we have two tales to tell ourselves….

World Peace Day – Pray for Sacred Lands.

“To us, as caretakers of the heart of Mother Earth, falls the responsibility of turning back the powers of destruction. You yourself are the one who must decide. You alone – and only you – can make this crucial choice, to walk in honor or to dishonor your relatives. On your decision depends the fate…

Grati-Tuesday ~ Ursula K. LeGuin

This letter is the first of what I hope to become a regular practice of writing letters to those who have influenced and enriched my life. Some on my list are living, some dead. Some are people I have known personally, others are public figures. This week I thank one of my favorite authors, Ursula K. LeGuin. Welcome…

Any way you slice it, the fiscal realities of cancering

Let me start by saying I am immensely blessed. That even though the financial consequences of my cancering extend into the foreseeable future, I get just how lucky I am. I get that the good fortune is inclusive of my financial picture. Despite the fact that my healing sabbatical led to taking on debt to cover my lost wages,…

Joseph Campbell and Me

The Journey.  Okay. This summer I’ve had the chance to read a whole lot written by other breast cancering babes.  I have also ended up clicking through to many editorial articles.  After about the third time I saw a snarky remark about the “ubiquitous journey” of breast cancer I changed the byline on my blog…

Lughnasa!

This weekend might have marked the 9th annual Lughnasa Festival at the Blue Scorcher if the stars had aligned differently.  Lughnasa! the ancient Irish festival of first harvest. Celebration of berries, grain and the descent of the sun. I organized three community festivals to recognize it from 2007-2009.  Each year approximately 1,000- 3,000 people attended. It required nearly 100…

Going Public . . . and now the rest of the Story

To what purpose is this blog? The universe deemed that my little intro draft be published when I merely wished to save it yesterday. So the question still stands, is this blog meaningful to anyone besides myself? Are there standards as to how many people need to be reading or liking or commenting in order for…

This is Post #100 – When Wishes Are Horses

Can you Yipp? Can you Yopp? Doctor Seuss’ Horton the Elephant declared, “A person’s a person no matter how small.” after hearing the voice of the tiny visionary Dr. H. Hoovey coming from a dust speck. Which led Horton to take action to protect the tiny Whos of Whoville. The Who’s eventually banded together to save themselves, and in the end it is the last…