An Ode to the Plants

What words do you use to describe a love, a relationship that is so interconnected, so deep and so substantial for existence? It is more than just a lover or even a mother. It is everything. If my plant teachers ceased so would the air I breathe, the clothes I wear, the home I protect, … Continue reading An Ode to the Plants

Falling Into The Trap Of Being “Good”

We grow up being told to be the "good girl", "the good boy" and when we aren't "good" in the eyes of authority we are punished in some way - either through shame, avoidance, anger or some form of discipline whether it is physical or emotional. It is programmed into us at the very beginning: … Continue reading Falling Into The Trap Of Being “Good”

When Your Parent Dies

I think most of us are scared even thinking about the day when they don't pick up the phone anymore. Especially if we have a good relationship with our parent it can be even more devastating. It's a ruthless and real part of life, that nothing lasts forever, not even the people that gave us … Continue reading When Your Parent Dies

Living in Harmony

There are natural laws operating within us and all around us. Intuitively we know about them and try to work with them, but when we become imbalanced all harmony goes out the window. The principle I will refer to in this article is from the ancient taoist tradition of China. Living in harmony with life, … Continue reading Living in Harmony

Life Hack – The Middle Way

Could it be that Goldilocks was a genius? The children's tale has some serious clout and when applied to the adult life it is a strong argument. Thousands of years before Goldilocks, Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) was teaching the middle way. The way of moderation, of the way of in-between extremes. I believe his teachings are … Continue reading Life Hack – The Middle Way