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Bear and Depression’s Mother

  “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” ~ Mary Oliver I’m still collecting my thoughts around the coincidence of two bear dreams.  They were not dreams I had.  They were dreams that two friends had of me and a … Continue reading

Forest Bathing, Mississippi-style

  Between cutting down the old-growth cypress forests of the Mississippi Delta, the clear-cutting of the coastal long-leaf pine forest, and the cutting and then conversion of the beech-magnolia climax forest to the monocropping of pine trees for the paper and wood industry… there is not much left to speak of when it comes to … Continue reading

All Creatures Return Home

“Every creature on earth returns to home. It is ironic that we have made wildlife refuges for ibis, pelican, egret, wolf, crane, deer, mouse, moose, and bear, but not for ourselves in the places where we live day after day. We understand that the loss of habitat is the most disastrous event that can occur … Continue reading

Imbolc, Liver Health, Glutathione, and the River

With the many rites of the coming spring in full force (Imbolc, Lunar New Year, Groundhog Day, Candlemas, etc), the warmer weather has me feeling…not only revivified…but also thinking, carefully, about where my energy goes as we enter this new cycle. Just like a archer aiming her arrow, I think about what I want this … Continue reading

Women: Reclaiming Our Natural Rhythms

“The major challenge for women is that we have knotted ourselves so firmly into the awkward, rhythmless, dissonant, societal system that we can barely breathe — much less think of breaking free from it.” ~ Maya Tiwari in “Women’s Power to Heal” Women.  We feel something is missing.  Some of us are shut-down around what … Continue reading

Madness and the Family

Many of you have already read personal posts and posts in general on psychosis. I continue to post on this topic because it is so misunderstood and there is so much ground-breaking work happening right now. It is because of this renewed understanding that I feel I can be more vocal. I experienced psychosis in … Continue reading

Finding Light in the Dark

A friend of mine is collecting healing stories from various women and sharing them on her website.  She asked me to flesh out some more details on my health crisis back in year 2000.  As always, she was to-the-point with her request and said, “write about what made you keep going and not give up.” … Continue reading

Just. Keep. Going.

Some of the most important use of time and energy is to restore our relationships with the living world…and to do this with as much heart as we can. Over the years, I have met some amazing people from all over the world doing just this… They are honing their life ways…refining ~ reskilling ~ … Continue reading