Reiki for Not Feeling Overwhelmed

February 15, 2017 § 2 Comments

ocean-666164_640It doesn’t matter what side of the political fence you are on or what your reasons are for voting or not voting the way you did, the past weeks have been like trying to live a normal life with a low-grade fever. Life must go on but you’re dragging and a lot of energy is going into keeping a stiff upper lip. It is not sustainable, and you are beginning to know it. « Read the rest of this entry »

The Book, Still

February 3, 2017 § 2 Comments

220px-usns_core_t-akv-41_on_saigon_river_c1967I wondered, in the months since the election, if events had outrun my book. The war I write about seems almost quaint today. What use can telling its story be to us now? No one wants to hear any more about it anyway, right? « Read the rest of this entry »

Shoes on the Ground

December 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

shoesMaybe 4,000 veterans at Standing Rock, that’s what one of our Ithaca veterans estimates. Many of them invoke the oath they swore when they enlisted, “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;…” They did not forget that oath, or lose their skills, or dampen their hearts. They are now, as one veteran said, where they are meant to be. « Read the rest of this entry »

Activism Nostalgia

November 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

rotate-1566280_1920There was a reason for that slogan we had, “Never trust anyone over 30.” We were on to something. We believed the Vietnam War was wrong. We believed in civil rights and women’s rights. We believed we had to be better stewards of the earth. « Read the rest of this entry »

Normalizing

November 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

wolves-58998_1920When it comes to spirit animals, or power animals, or animal allies, I have no hierarchy. I will take whatever help I can get and look for the reason that particular help showed up. In this situation, wolves have shown up and I am grateful. « Read the rest of this entry »

Leveling Up

November 14, 2016 § 1 Comment

wolf-1341881_1920This is for those who are devastated and heart-broken by the implications of our national election. Those who are self-righteous or triumphant are way down my list of priorities right now. « Read the rest of this entry »

Give yourself three days

November 9, 2016 § 5 Comments

wolves-1400819_1920If you woke up this morning stunned and grief-stricken, here is a plan.

For three days you get to: « Read the rest of this entry »