Rewilding the Heart and Soul

I need to go find the deer, eat some wild weeds, and walk beside a singing river.  While tree blossoms burst open in profusion all around, scenting the air with honeyed sweetness, and the earth is overrun by lanky, bright flowers of yellow woodsorrel, I’ve been gradually constricting. Like a lengthening shadow, domesticity slowly creeps up on…

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Mysterious Gifts: Healing and Forgiveness

At the rocky shoreline in the late morning, I sat with bare feet in the chilled, gravely sand. Sheltered in the lee of a grey stone monolith, protected from the steady winter wind, I wrapped the charcoal ribbon of cashmere around my neck a bit more snugly. I have been feeling poorly, struggling with my electromagnetic…

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A Bunch of Dandelions: An Autumn Cleanse for Health

Life is a curious journey, especially if we’re paying attention.  It was All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween as we have come to call it. In the pagan calendar, along with Beltane, six months opposite on the calendar wheel, the veil between worlds is said to hang at its thinnest this night—an opportunity when spirits and…

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Finding Balance and Well-being: Unplugging at Dusk

I don’t generally buy magazines, yet every now and then something interesting catches my eye. Standing in queue at Whole Foods Market, the latest Paleo magazine, a publication dedicated to the recently popular Paleo diet and lifestyle, drew my attention with the words on its cover: “10 Ways To Limit Your EMF Exposure.” How timely…

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A Pause to Reconnect: Barefoot on the Earth

Somewhere in the world it is summer. The local high school has recently celebrated graduation, and here in the Northern Hemisphere the summer solstice draws near. Yet as I sit on the wooden steps of the deck at my little writer’s cottage on the central California coast, fog swirls thickly through the trees, and the world…

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