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CELEBRATING THE NURTURERS

May 8, 2016

Tags: Mother’s Day, nurturing, vision, life, relationships, love, parenting, philosophy, spirituality, mind/body/spirit

Ah, Mother’s Day. This is the day of the year when greeting card companies, women’s stores and restaurants encourage everyone to remember and celebrate Mom, the person who has hopefully been remembering and celebrating them for the rest of the year. When I think of “Mom”, I think of a dedicated nurturer whether they were born in a female or male body . A dedicated nurturer is wise, loving, understanding, encouraging, and rational. She loves her children unconditionally, knows how to set reasonable boundaries on their behavior, and urges them to find and follow their life’s purpose. Let’s face it. That is a special set of super-powers, one not very common in today’s world. (more…)

EVERYTHING BUT LOVE IS A MISUNDERSTANDING

October 16, 2015

Tags: Love, life, death, illness, cancer, breast cancer awareness month, mind/body/spirit, vision quest, rites of passage, ceremonies, parenting, embracing life

October is breast cancer awareness month, and a good time for women to remember to check themselves monthly and see a doctor yearly. Rather than writing about cancer myself, I have received permission from a friend who has had breast cancer to reprint her blog because it moved me to tears. We all know (more…)

BEGINNING THE WISDOM CIRCLE

August 29, 2015

Tags: vision, wisdom circle, wisdom, mind/body/spirit, earth spirituality, vision quest, vision fast, rites of passage, ceremony, Meredith Little, Sun Bear, School of Lost Borders, Book of the Vision Quest, hero’s journey, life, love, advice, purpose, philosophy, hope, future

In my last blog I announced that, with this entry, I would begin building the “My Circle” page of my website by interviewing Meredith Little, one of the founders of The School of Lost Borders, and a key person in returning meaningful rites of passage to modern society. I had a wonderful long talk with Meredith, a friend for decades, and began writing the entry. (more…)

Mama/Papa Do You Love Me?

July 12, 2015

Tags: Key words: Vision Seeds, vision, life, relationships, love, parenting, philosophy, spirituality, mind/body/spirit, nurturing, addictions, hoarding, love starvation

Vision Seed Eight: Love starvation is the root of all the illnesses that plague individuals and societies.

I am borrowing the title of this blog from one of my favorite children’s books, Mama Do You Love Me? written by Barbara M. Joosse and Barbara Lavallee (since my daughter was the right age for (more…)

Vision Seed Six: Respecting Vision, Purpose

June 24, 2015

Tags: Vision, life, love, relationships, respect, purpose

VISION SEED SIX
Never step on someone else’s vision.

Remember last week’s vision seed: Everyone is born with a vision to guide his or her life. Our mission is to find and follow it. (more…)

VISION SEEDS

May 1, 2015

Tags: Vision, life, love, relationships, maxims, spirituality, philosophy, advice

Over the next few months, my blog will take on a new direction. Here I am going to share eleven (a master number) maxims based upon what I have learned in my life. Each one can help to change YOUR life.

Each of the following eleven weeks I will write an entire blog based (more…)

The Journey of My Lives

August 1, 2013

Tags: inaugural post, blog, spirituality, medicine wheel, Sun Bear, Wabun, life

Sun Bear always used to tell me, “Your vision is what gets you up in the morning and keeps you going. It gives sense and purpose to your life.” I had to experience a lot of adventures, adversity, and challenge to find mine, even more to follow it. Still, I am fortunate to have (more…)