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A Tale of Two Broken Blenders Plastic and Climate Change

In this moment so many sentient beings are directly in the path of danger. At a time like this, tending to the mundane or long term feels just that, pretty small and/or remote.  In one of those aching moments, I got an email from our good friend Ramona with a cheery inquiry “Hey! I keep thinking of…

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In the Lineage of Sister Mary

Editor’s Note: We are glad to welcome Ralph Steele as a guest blogger. This guest blog is reprinted here with the author’s permission, from a longer article that originally appeared in Tricycle. I was born on Pawleys Island, South Carolina.  There was a white only section close to the Atlantic Ocean, no blacks were allowed. We…

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Yoga the Integrity of Sobriety and Me

Editor’s note: We are delighted to introduce our first guest blogger, Angie Athanassiades. Angie, welcome and thank you! I have written before about the integrity of sobriety, how the process of becoming and staying sober allows our self to grow whole again, to bring together all those parts whose adhesion was broken down by regular,…

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Skin as Costume Open to Diversity

With my skin as costume, I can fly under the radar. It doesn’t matter what I think, what you see is white. I may be old, I may be a woman (Amadea, she/her), yet I carry my protection with me at all times. Smiling helps in many circumstances, yet not all. It’s taken me a…

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brain injury recovery

Cognitive Speech Therapy, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Kindness

The story My husband Gord is a carpenter. He’s also a writer, builder, designer, an innovative human. A year ago this week he fell off a high ladder at work. He and his partner Matt were up on matching ladders, repairing an aging façade on a storefront in downtown Santa Fe. He broke a number…

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Building Adversity Muscles Four Ways in New Mexico

In terms of building adversity muscles, a Nunani First Nation elder was asked who had greater depth of knowledge of a hunt under difficult conditions, an old human or an old wolf. On reflection, he replied, “They’re the same”.  Both faced great adversity with as much skill as they could muster within the Arctic landscape. (1)…

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Soothing Creamy Milk – What Kind?

(Stay Warm and Gently Spiced) Facing the dairy section of your closest big grocery store, you may see a bewildering array of soothing creamy milk these days. There’s classic cow’s milk in a variety of fat to no-fat forms. There could be goat’s milk. Now some places there’s also plant-based almond milk, coconut–cashew, oat, rice,…

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Mind and Weight

When I was a young kid, mind and weight did not cross my radar. As a pre-teen I got to experience unexpected happiness. I was sent to spend a few weeks with my retired grandparents on the Florida Gulf coast. Freed from caretaking my five younger siblings, I was also free to eat pretty much…

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Nurturing Healing Connections in the Midst of Chaos

Nurturing healing connections is a challenge as the pandemic keeps on rolling, economies lurch, and current events range from gut-wrenching appalling to potentially hopeful. Ayurveda and Polarity Therapy both offer ways to connect or re-connect with a deeper healing balance inside. In past blogs, I’ve written about the importance of connection for a strong immune…

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