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Guidance from an Animated Natural World

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It was during my woodland walks with Cassie the Samoyed that I discovered an ally in nature.         THE TRAIL OF TREES We are all so occupied with the daily detail of getting along in a materialistic culture that we may be unaware that spiritual support and guidance are always available–especially in… Read more »

The Story Beyond Apollo

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  “So you left me hanging,” my friend wrote. “Was there ever a replacement for Apollo?”  

The Way of the Monarch

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  If you pay attention, the natural world can inspire some very deep thinking.

The Rise of Indigenous Wisdom

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First published in 2013, a book of essays by an Indigenous writer is soaring on a The New York Times list of bestsellers. What’s going on?  

A Journey to the True Self

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“From the very beginning, I felt more horse than human.” Lynda Evans, Artist       “I could neigh before I could talk,” says Lynda Evans. And she ran and neighed on a green of the golf course near her home in an affluent, country club community in Knoxville, Tennessee. She also drew horses at… Read more »

Waking Up to a New Day

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  The devastating hacking of my computer became a gift in a way. But first, a little background.

Why Are You Here?

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  What? What do you mean, why am I here? To make a good life, of course.

The Countdown to Three

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  It began with this sense of waiting, of expectancy. And then I tuned into the significance of the number three.

A New Perspective on COVID-19

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I’m back. I’ve just been thinking for two months about how to write through this pandemic without stirring up more fear or anger. And then I got help–from the voice of a shaman.

Milk’s Great Moment

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  “I’m not going to drink something that came out of a cow’s pants!”  

The Dominion of the Microbe

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  What is required, overall, is a new paradigm in the way people think about disease. Laurie Garrett, author of The Coming Plague   

Another Epidemic Rises

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  This second epidemic is not of disease, like COVID-19, but of despair–within a certain demographic of American men.