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It’s the time of letting go, the season of releasing.
No longer held tight to branches, leaves swirl and twist with new found freedom. At night, the owls whisper of winter; the earth sighs and exhales after a season of productivity…
As the year winds down, we face both forward and back, like the Roman god, Janus. We gather the harvest of the year that’s been—seeing to fruition the things we’ve put into motion—while simultaneously peering into our own becoming, beginning to plan what will be.
This time is in-between, balanced between past and future.
In Ireland, we celebrated the close of the year on October 31, called Samhain in the Celtic tongue. While ending the year now makes little sense to the modern mind, the farmers of old had just brought in their crops and laid in their stores for the winter. The time of life and growth was ending, and winter, the time of death and incubation, was coming. read more…
I’ve been thinking about hope... and believe it or not, plastic straws! "Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume...read more
It’s all about to change. The crows are congregating in the side-yard spruce, screeching and cawing after a summer of stillness. The echinacea is drooping in the front garden, vibrant pink petals tatty and tired. Early autumn is a time in-between: the days are still...read more
Before there were plants, there were animals. Okay, that statement is totally false in the cosmic sense, but ridiculously true in my personal experience. Family myth has it that the first word out of my mouth was “horsey.” For years I thought my love of horses was a...read more
“How does the story end?" she asked. "Did you heal yourself with herbs?” My number three wish, right behind ending world hunger and luring a live-in masseuse to my lair, is a life that’s that simple. Like so many people who get involved with “alternative” healing, I...read more
Seven years ago, sitting with my web designer at a sweet little restaurant (which no longer exists) on a snowy November evening, I proposed an idea. At the time it felt like a big idea, one that would take a lot of energy and resources... But I had a little tickle in...read more
"Trust yourself. Listen to your inner voice.” You've probably heard this advice from your mom, your yoga teacher, your crystal-wearing neighbor, and countless people on social media (don't get me started on flippant social media advice!). Even if this deep intuitive...read more