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New Year’s Eve Ritual

New Year’s Eve Ritual

For the past 20 years on New Year’s Eve our family of four has gone out for a high-end dinner and done a ritual that we all love. Each person takes a turn in reviewing their year using a particular formula; what I did well, what my challenges were (and lessons...
Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

No matter how much gratitude, or grief, you are feeling on this thanks-giving day, take a deep pause and settle into your heart center and remember that we are all in this together – every last mother’s child. Native American, Immigrant American, Black, Brown,...
All Things Being Equal

All Things Being Equal

Believe it or not, here in the northern hemisphere, we are in the midst of spring, the Vernal Equinox, the season of Wood Element. Though many locales may still be covered in snow, the earth and the cosmos are in a decidedly expanded, expressive, state of...
The Deep Yin of Winter

The Deep Yin of Winter

For the past 23 years my family has marked the Winter Solstice with our own ritual, which I will hereby relate. When the natural light fades on the Solstice Eve, we refrain from turning any electric lights on in the house, including the Christmas tree and other...
Winter’s Water

Winter’s Water

We are now fully in the season of Water Element, a time of contemplation and gestation, moving inexorably to the still-point at the bottom of the year – the Winter Solstice. While some folks look forward to the solstice as the turning point when the world...