SELF-HEAL

You might have pulled this scrappy plant out of a prized garden bed or your lush green lawn this summer.  Its scientific name is Prunella Vulgaris, but this creeping, purple-flowered, low-lying plant is more commonly known as “Self-Heal.” Highly regarded in Chinese medicine for healing a vast array of health problems and widely used by […]

THE ANCESTORS

Who are the Ancestors? We are arriving at that time of the year when the ancestors are especially close to us, according to many spiritual traditions and cultural practices.  Whether as Dia de los Muertos, as it is known in Mexico and throughout Latin America, or Halloween as it is called in places with stronger […]

RETELLING OUR STORIES

Stories – personal and collective – have so much power. The stories that we tell about ourselves and about our families and communities can move us towards healing, or away from it. Because of the power of these stories, a power we are too often unaware of, most of us have tales that are untold, […]

Staying Grounded in Uncertain Times

In challenging times such as these, it is even more important than ever to stay grounded and balanced to the best of your abilities and qualities. This can be easier said than done, of course, for all of us. In this article today, instead of being “heavy” and “intense,” I am going to try a […]

HEALING AND POLITICS

Published in the Monadnock Shopper News – February 8-14, 2017 This column is supposed to be about healing and often we are told that talking about politics or anything that could be confrontational and divisive is not healing.  But I beg to disagree, especially now given events in the political arena that seem to be […]