Turning Holiday Tree into Purification Bundles (a.k.a. Smudge Sticks)

I love the smell of burning white sage for purifying home and personal space. However, as I continue into my studies of all things Nature-based it occurred to me I should be seeking out plants native to our region to make my own. All part of the keep it local movement that has become quiteContinue reading “Turning Holiday Tree into Purification Bundles (a.k.a. Smudge Sticks)”

Balancing and Awakening the Brain| Audio of Simple Exercises

A stressed, inactive, undernourished brain (and body) can eventually lead to problems with comprehension, memory retention, ability to clearly communicate, execute organizational skills and functions. Simple exercises that balance left & right hemispheres of the brain are one facet to helping resolve this issue. Start your day off with some gentle movements. Take a listenContinue reading “Balancing and Awakening the Brain| Audio of Simple Exercises”

Guest Blog: Annie’s Mini Garden!

Recently I offered to share this blog space with my Patreon supporters who are lovingly donating $3/ month to keep my blog muse happy. Those same Patreons are very talented folks themselves. Take Annie for example. She is truly a plant whisperer and has an astounding relationship with a local hummingbird. From her delightful apartmentContinue reading “Guest Blog: Annie’s Mini Garden!”

Healing and Communicating With the Animal World

This year I set my intentions on expanding my education. One of the courses that synchronistically availed itself while I was out of work: Animal Energy and Communications. Instructor Lynn McKenzie offers a plethora of audio, visual, written material at her website to keep a person busy for at least a couple years! She bringsContinue reading “Healing and Communicating With the Animal World”

In the Battle for Your Soul, Choose LOVE

Kind of an extreme title to give this blog for most folks, but if you really take a look at the history of our species, and our current status on planet Earth you realize it’s true. There has been a battle, an ancient war, for the heart and soul of each and every living being.Continue reading “In the Battle for Your Soul, Choose LOVE”

Create Raised Beds in the Garden

A six month course in Permaculture Design taught me the value of using the many downed branches and twigs brought by the spirit of wind. My instructor, Toby Hemenway, referred to this mound-building process as hugelkulture, or raised beds. In the video link below filmed at my last home (one year ago, March) I presentContinue reading “Create Raised Beds in the Garden”