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 […]

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 […]

Crystal Message for Keene #2

I come to tell your community that the time of the clans and cliques is done. It is time to unite, to come together with gentle words and without undue strife. To forward collectively the cause of this land, which is to protect the energies of the mountains, lakes and rivers. You are a valley, […]

Prayer for my Community

          PRAYER FOR MY COMMUNITY Sharing a prayer I wrote for a ceremony that will appear in the 2016 WE ‘Moon Agenda. Dear community, we come to you small spirits on a winding path at the turning of these days, at the changing of the cycles. Please open the way for our small and humble […]

Different Views of Mental Health

When I wrote my column last month about the Robin William’s memorial in Keene, it never occurred to me that it would still be in place when I wrote my next column a lunar cycle later. And yet it is still there, a memorial to Robin Williams and perhaps, for some of us at least, […]

That Dark Place

Robin Williams’ suicide has touched many of us and the familiar Parrish Shoe sign has become a shrine of sorts to his life and legacy. My favorite role of his was as Patch Adams, a doctor who found out that making his patients laugh was a very healing thing to do. It is ironic that […]