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Milk Thistle, Dreamtime, and the Liver

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) (introduced by Europeans to the US) *** Milk thistle has been a part of my life and practice for about 15 years, now. However, I’ve been getting to know this herbal ally more and more lately as she grows so heartily out here in Coastal CA. In the past, I hadn’t … Continue reading

Wheel of Life 2022

“If I was to sum up one core lesson I shall carry with me after my year with the Wheel of Life Program it would be the power of “enough.” So to anyone seeking wholeness, the blessing of enough — being, having, feeling, sharing, understanding enough — I would say to them: welcome home. The … Continue reading

Wonder Woman Remembers Grandma (a poem)

My Mississippi grandma and her friendshad superpowers.Not the comic strip kind,but the surreal, Southern, storied kind. What made them fantasticalwas how they stood outagainst the sobering backdropof modernity. My grandma taught herself to play the pianoand could play and sing dozens of hymnals by memoryas if the gospel was flowing right through her.Her hands had … Continue reading

Wheel of Life 2021

I stepped into the new year (based on the Julian then Gregorian calendars, that is) by taking a hike. I stepped away from motherhood duties and did just that. A hike. With a girlfriend. We talked. We sat on sandstone and gazed at the horizon. We looked at vultures circling in the sky. We saw … Continue reading

The Soul Belongs at Home

If you are dealing with *any* kind of addiction, that is a sign of soul loss. A harm. An assault. An offense. An abuse to your soul. Many people in our culture have experienced multiple assaults to their soul, and things compound, fester, and haunt that person. You can see that the light is not … Continue reading