Creating Sanctuary, Shifting Spirit

June 13, 2017           Chesapeake I didn’t sleep well last night and fought with myself for a good long while before finally getting up and writing the...

In my perfect world, I live in a cabin on a creek. A cabin with a water wheel that provides all of the power I need to sustain my cushy life....

Years ago I read the novel, The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant. I thought it beautiful and moving and it never, ever occurred to me that I might go out into...

Cultural appropriation has been very much in my face lately. Halloween was just a little over a week ago and there was a lot of talk about how Native American costumes...

Waiting for a loved one to pass can take stamina. It can also take a lot of time and focus. It is not a time to be faint of heart or...

I have always loved gardening. It is one of the things that I did not come to late in life, though many of the greatest things about me have bloomed late....

Until a few years ago my entire experience with talking circles consisted of one trip to a horrible Al-Anon group and the understanding that there was a form of group therapy...

Recently I have been spending quite a lot of time feeling grateful. Thanksgiving seems like the obvious time to do just that, but honestly most people who live lives like mine,...