Spring Blossoms!


As always, my garden provides never-ending inspiration and meditation.  The “mystery” bush in our new front garden turned out to be this extravagantly flowered Star Magnolia.  Isn’t she GORGEOUS? Healthy, grounded and delightful.  Just how I want to be in my life. Like my garden, I am reaping the rewards of all the composting I did […]

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Making Compost; Fertilizing Happiness


Lest you think I have changed the focus of my blog (again!), let me assure you that this is not really a post about gardening!  Though you may learn a few garden-y things along the way… Most long-time gardeners have learned that a healthy garden requires regular nourishment of organic waste and microorganisms.  Though synthetic […]

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Reinterpreting Your Past


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “I know not what my past still has in store for me,” testified the Indian spiritual poet Tukaram. I believe most of us can say the same thing, and here’s why: The events that happened to us once upon a time keep transforming as we ripen. They come to have different […]

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Living Low Carb in a High Carb Culture


When I was an enthusiastic vegetarian in my twenties and early thirties, I found it challenging to be “the odd person out” amidst my friends and family–and mainstream food culture.  Between my evangelizing and explaining my choices, meal time was not always very relaxed–for anyone. Funnily enough, vegetarianism is much more accepted in the last […]

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