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Dreaming Seeds: Spring Equinox

Dreaming Seeds: Spring Equinox

Gardeners dream in seeds. All winter those potent points of life slumber, waiting expectantly for the first stirrings of spring. Now, as the days pass the spring equinox, the light luxuriously out-stretching the dark, the gardener in me stirs. I read seed catalogs...
Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Yes, spring has arrived. I know it by the violets emerging through last autumn’s half decomposed oak leaves, and the apricot boughs swelling and bursting with the first brave white blossoms. I say brave because spring is a risky business, and no gambler’s money is...
Original Medicine

Original Medicine

For years I have worked with “classical medicine,” the deeper roots of medicine that recognize the body as an organism gifted with the wisdom to restore and repair itself. This paradigm is very different from the conventional view of the body as a machine with...
Sovereign Territory of Love

Sovereign Territory of Love

I am celibate – partly by happenstance and partly by choice. At this point in my journey, I am grateful for my solitary status. After years of tending children and wrangling with teenagers, I rejoice in the recovery of my sovereign territory. Loneliness comes from...
5 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder

5 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder

For many these dark, winter days can trigger feeling “blue,” moody, or even depressed. This particular winter, the symptoms may be even more pronounced with the strain of worry and loss of loved ones from Covid-19. A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and...
Walking for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Walking for Body, Mind, and Spirit

If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing. -African proverb Three times I’ve joined a gym and then abandoned the membership after a couple of months. Some people thrive on scheduled classes and delight in watching the TVs blaring in the aerobics...