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Category Archives: Gratitude

Bear Medicine: Gratitude

Bear Medicine: Gratitude

The Spirit of Bear has come into my life to teach me about gratitude. In the way of the Bear, gratitude is known as the wide-open welcoming of the gifts. This is heartfelt receiving. Honoring. Appreciating. The gifts. The giver. The opportunity. The connection. Allowing plenty of space, a wide-open embrace, for the flow of… Read Full Article

Loving Everything

Loving Everything

When I moved away from my beloved mesas in Abiquiu, life felt turned inside out and upside down. Such a whirlwind of packing and unpacking, reorienting to a new place and time in my life. And nothing in the house seemed to quite work as it should. Much cleaning and repair were needed to create… Read Full Article

Gifts of Gratitude

Gifts of Gratitude

These sacred bundles of corn are being shared with gratitude for your presence in my life. May the medicines of Grandmother Corn ~ her nourishment and abundance ~ touch your heart and ripple out beyond into our world. Manaole U Manaole, from my heart to the heart of the mother earth to your heart, JoAnne Read Full Article

Lessons from Luna and Lily

Lessons from Luna and Lily

My four-legged family keeps growing. Funny thing is, I’m not really a pet-person. I’m much more at home meeting up with animals who are living wild and free, doing what they naturally do. And so here we are…me and Luna, a black labrador puppy, and Lily, a once feral cat. The three of us are… Read Full Article

Grandmother Tree

Grandmother Tree

This towering cottonwood tree lives along an arroyo near my house. She has been rooted here in the desert mesas for a very very long time. I love sitting beneath her branches, held in the embrace of the earth and the sky, the soils and the rocks, the sounds of water and rustling leaves. She’s… Read Full Article

Thanks Giving & Receiving

Thanks Giving & Receiving

On Thanksgiving Day, about twenty years ago, I volunteered in a community center to help serve a free holiday feast. In the morning, I peeled a mountain of potatoes. Later in the day, I handed out pieces of pie. There was a collaborative, celebratory feeling, even though many people coming to enjoy the holiday feast… Read Full Article

Unleashing Love

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