Medicine Cards: Salmon – Following Your Instincts

Imagine the beautiful salmon fighting her way up and over the rapids and through the driving current to at long last give birth and die. Whether she knows what is going to happen or not, she follows her instincts and wills herself to the call of her greater nature. I drew the Salmon Card this […]

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I Am Always Breathing

I find myself in a place of contentment at the moment. I haven’t won the lottery or fallen in love, but my life seems to be manageable and complete. Work is clicking along. I’m volunteering for roles in some organizations of interest. My eating and exercise is on track, so my sleep is good. My […]

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Swimming Upstream

I pulled the Salmon Medicine Card this morning. I couldn’t find the card reading to share with you this morning, but I did find another website with information on salmon medicine. My book club just read a book about a woman who was raised by a Native American and who was deeply steeped in their […]

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Sundays in Saugatuck: Listening to Dragonfly

I thought I might head out for a hike today, but, alas, it is raining. So, for the third week in a row, I headed up to Saugatuck for my seat at Uncommon Coffee Roasters. The cushy chairs were waiting for me. I plopped my stuff down and ordered my mocha in a real coffee […]

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Day 1: Freedom

  So, yesterday was my first full day without Facebook. I took a break for several months years ago, but this was the first time in awhile that I didn’t check posts, post my thoughts or spend time scrolling through a news feed. It felt really good, actually. I do miss my Virtual Boot Camp […]

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“Welcome Aboard,” The Conductor Said

Some of my friends do not understand why I would ever come live in a place with a northern winter. I get a lot of flack from them when I post pics of this beautiful Michigan season on Facebook. I’m sitting here looking out my window at the snowy scene at the first glimpse of […]

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Lessons From the Mountain Goat and Fox

I am a Capricorn. In fact, I’ve been told by an astrologist that I have four houses in Capricorn. I’m not really sure what all that means, but they say it means that I am all about work, work, work. I’ve been told that I have to learn to play and find some balance although […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: The Messenger

    On the way down the mountain this morning, a hawk (or maybe a kite) landed on the fence by the side of our driveway. I stopped the car, and I stared at him. He stared waringly at me. I hurried to get my camera and was stunned that he stayed there long enough for […]

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Allowing the Struggle to Take Me

I’ve been struggling lately. And, let me be upfront and say that I sort of love it when I’m struggling. It makes me feel alive. It means – as I’ve experienced a hundred times in my life – that change is coming. Struggle – as in giving birth – signifies that whatever “is” is giving […]

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Transmuting Fear Into Light

I had the opportunity last week to see the screening of Audubon the Film. John James Audubon spent a good chunk of his life in Louisiana and always said it was his favorite place. It was a beautiful movie and got me thinking about where I could see an exhibit of his paintings. I’d love […]

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