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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…)

A Great Love, A Great Vision

September 13, 2015

Tags: Vision Quest, Wise Elders, My Circle, mind/body/spirit, intergenerational learning, psychology, advice, young people, rights of passage, suicide prevention

Interview with Meredith Little, August 13, 2015

I wanted to begin this Wisdom Circle series with Meredith Little because I greatly admire the work she has done to introduce the Vision Quest to modern people, and because she and her late husband Steven Foster provide such a positive example of what a “Great Love” is and can accomplish. (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…)

The Elder's Lodge

August 3, 2015

Tags: Vision Seeds, Wise Elders, Crones, My Circle, relationships, family, mind/body/spirit, intergenerational learning, psychology, advice, spirituality, young people, seniors, volunteerism

Vision Seed Eleven: When the snow of winter covers your head, the wisdom of life lies within you. Your mission then is to share it.

When I was about five years old an uncle told me, “You were born a little old lady.” I was not insulted, nor did I disagree. (more…)

Walk In Balance

July 26, 2015

Tags: Vision Seeds, mind/body/spirit, relationships, healing, spirituality, psychology, heart, gut instinct, philosophy, advice, Sun Bear, Walk in Balance, feeling

Vision Seed Ten. Listen to your heart. Consult your brain. Let your gut instincts break any ties.

“Walk in Balance on the Earth Mother” was one of Sun Bear’s favorite sayings. To do this, you have to work toward balance within yourself. If you have that, your earth walk will be one of grace and dignity. How did we humans lose our balance? (more…)

Finding Your Heart Relations

July 19, 2015

Tags: Vision Seeds, Heart Relations, mind/body/spirit, relationships, healing, spirituality, love, philosophy, advice, Evelyn Eaton, Sun Bear

Vision Seed Nine. We are born with blood relations. We choose our heart relations.

When I was a young girl long before I used the term, my favorite aunt was my first heart relation. She was not related by blood, but by love. (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 Five: Finding Your Vision, Your Purpose

June 13, 2015

Tags: life choices, career building, mind/body/spirit, vision, purpose, earth people, vision quests, philosophy, nature, mindfulness

Vision Seed Five

Everyone is born with a vision to guide his or her life. Our mission is to find and follow it.

What do I mean by vision? Eyesight? A beautiful light that illuminates everything you should do each day of your life? My definition of vision is neither of these, although it is connected to both. (more…)

Vision Seed Four: The Power of Surrender

June 6, 2015

Tags: Surrender, transcendance, letting go, relationships, spirituality, mind/body/spirit, the earth, nature, philosophy, vision seeds

Vision Seed Four

The Power of Surrender
Only a strong heart knows the power of surrender.
Guilt, now surrender. I sure know how to pick out really big topics to put into short blogs! Obviously I can only touch on this subject here but, as with all the vision seeds, their point is to (more…)