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February 1, 2024

Fires of February

February kindles the fires of our hearts and our souls kicking off with the festival of Imbolc (pronounced “Im-ulk”)! This celebration of the return of the light is also known as Candlemas in the Catholic tradition.
January 1, 2024

Starting over, and starting up

Fewer than 9% of Americans who make resolutions succeed in achieving them. 23% quit after the first week and 43% had ceased all efforts toward achieving their resolutions by the end of the month of January
December 1, 2023

Sacred Season

From mid-November until the New Year greets us with all its promise, nearly every culture, ethnicity and religion spends time celebrating in some way the sacredness of this season. 
November 1, 2023

The Wheel Turns

I just finished a class on implicit bias for a healthcare facility near Detroit. It was a great day working with a receptive and engaged group. Shortly after that, I received a very gracious email that kindly asked if we could make accommodations for their low vision needs, and the needs of others like them who may enjoy the blog.
October 2, 2023

Spirit(s) of the Season

We are walking into the season of final harvest and the reaping of seasonal crops and plants.  October ushers in a time of tucking in for the coming of the darkness and cold of winter.
August 31, 2023

A Few Thoughts on Health and Well-being

I have recently run into a few articles and received some correspondences that lead me to believe that it is the perfect time for sharing a few simple things to increase health and enrich life.
August 1, 2023

Doulas at the End of Life

Most of us have heard of birth doulas, fewer of us are familiar with death doulas. We know that birth doulas are noted for a calm, steady presence as a tiny human enters this world. Their skill in birthing is common knowledge, and now birth doulas even receive reimbursement from Medicaid. But what about the other end of the spectrum?
June 29, 2023

Freedom and Gunfire

The word “freedom” elicits emotion, feelings of patriotism, becomes a political rallying call and its byproduct, despite is glorious vision, sometimes becomes a divider.
June 2, 2023

Healthy, Healing Herbs

Walking outdoors in the month of June in any northern hemisphere locale, olfactory nerves are tickled with the flowery smells, blossoming trees, grasses, and the sweet aroma of herbs growing in our gardens...