On this damp early spring, snow-melty grey day, the woodstoves are keeping our spirits and our bodies well-tended. Such a warm embrace. Who's with me?! I recorded this in 2014, with a few friends affectionately known as the Woodlandy Dandies.
In the throes of spring cleaning fever, I am noticing the disheveled state of most of my dishcloths at the hearth: a little grey, kinda holey... definitely not up to the task of having the Queen in for tea. But they still have lots of life, and so to the rag bag they graduate on their humble [...]
We all do this, Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing in the same way repeatedly hoping for a different result. So why do you keep on making the same mistake? I recently received this question so I thought I'd share a bit of my perspective... I'd be [...]
I love to have the kitchen window open when I'm cooking, so that the spirit of the day can infuse its essence into my creative process and into the food itself. In gratitude I welcome the breeze to touch the ingredients and the tools I'll be using, bringing life-energy, vitality and freshness into them. Such [...]
Step outside first thing. Breathe in the fresh air. Say good morning to the day. Sing your gratitude. Rise to greet you Sun you bring your rays I sing my gratitude to witness such a stage~ The sacred birth of a new day ~ The beautiful sunrise photos in this video were taken by Susan [...]
During this time of the year, the desire for personal reflection time and inner "housekeeping" activity arises within me. From this, I've felt the need to make a dietary adjustment, which basically replaces high carbohydrate foods with good fats. I've also been practicing intermittent fasting, and I'm already noticing huge changes in my overall vitality, including an increase [...]
I was honoured to be tending the hearth and cooking for a most beautiful group of people last summer, who had gathered together for a nourishing healing retreat. Among the bright souls present was Elliot Cowan, shaman of Plant Spirit Medicine. One night around the fire, he offered this (and I've embellished voluptuously): When [...]
I love this... Jason Silva speaks about how we create our own realities, and that we are fully capable of re-shaping them for the sake of healing.