Category Archives: Healing Ourselves and the Planet

Resistance and Re-Purposing our Lives

I cannot remember the last time I participated in a demonstration – before the Women’s March in Washington, DC, that is. It must have been decades ago. What is it that drove me and millions of others (women AND men) … Continue reading

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A Resilient and Creative New Year!

I found my theme for the New Year:   Resilience and Creativity. Hurricane Matthew, on its path up the Atlantic coast back in October, must have swept this large tree branch onto this South Carolina beach.  The hurricane caused quite a … Continue reading

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Seasonal Bounty

As summer slips into the coolness of fall, nature gifts us with abundant treasures. The mornings are filled with mobs of birds flitting from branch to branch in the wild cherry tree eating its tiny fruit. Then they drop down … Continue reading

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Earth Prayers

Yesterday, the snow had melted, and the fields glinted golden in the late afternoon light. This morning, I came across a poem by Wilfred Pelletier and Ted Poole that seemed to be the perfect match: Wherever you are is home … Continue reading

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No Rainbow Today: For Charleston

Heavy cloud banks piled up over the mountains. And then it rained. But not just any old rain. Sheets of rain washed down the windows; water seeped in under the balcony door; rain streamed down the driveway digging new ruts … Continue reading

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