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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —Mary Oliver

The golden thread running through my life’s journey is a persistent calling to find, as Frederick Buechner describes, the place where my deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger. Soulful shenanigans and holy hijinks are my love languages.

 

A Guide’s Harvest

A Guide’s Harvest

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Urban Foraging in Amsterdam

Urban Foraging in Amsterdam

Wandering and Wondering
Before I moved to Europe the only kind of tea that would pass these lips was iced and sweet. Tea...
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Unplugging In, With and For Nature

Unplugging In, With and For Nature

Mindfulness Spirituality Wandering and Wondering
We are not apart from nature, we are a part of nature. When we experience and embody our interdependence with the more-than-human world, we recognize the opportunity to partner with creation to work toward environmental justice for all.
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3 minutes of forest bathing

3 minutes of forest bathing

Wandering and Wondering
I wonder what it would be like for you to silence the distractions around you and sit still, noticing your breathing, while watching 3 minutes of nature time in the Veluwe...
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Don’t Meditate

Don’t Meditate

Mindfulness
Meditation can be daunting.  Perhaps, don't meditate. Just try being still and quiet for three minutes, maybe five.  Don't wait...
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Letting go of someone you love – family edition

Letting go of someone you love – family edition

Love
There seems to be no end of wise quotes and pithy memes out there for helping someone discern if it’s time to let go of a partner. There’s an abundance of solid advice to confirm what one’s gut is telling them is true – that it is time to move on from a relationship that is no longer healthy for you.
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There you are

There you are

Love
This morning I awoke from the loveliest dream I can recall for some time now.Betsy and I were walking in...
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A stop motion meditation

A stop motion meditation

Mindfulness
Take a deep breath and allow yourself 51 seconds of calm.
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To love and allow ourselves to be loved

To love and allow ourselves to be loved

Love Reflection
I’ve become rather obsessed with walking. In the midst of the pandemic, there’s not much else to keep my body...
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The fog of fear

The fog of fear

Mindfulness Wandering and Wondering
March has come in like a lamb here in Holland. As is often the way on the cusp between seasons,...
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Unlearning Fear

Unlearning Fear

Mindfulness Spirituality
A week or so before I was to turn 52 I was walking across the wide open fields of the...
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God be in my constant overthinking

God be in my constant overthinking

Spirituality
The season of my coming out was fraught with tumultuous storms and beautiful sunrises.  It was nearly 20 years ago...
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The unseen scene: a writing prompt

The unseen scene: a writing prompt

Creativity
A writing prompt Spectacular selfies, thrilling travel pics and snaps of scrumptious suppers – our phones and feeds are full...
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Why Pray for Peace?

Why Pray for Peace?

Spirituality
God is not a cosmic vending machine and prayer is not tossing pennies in a divine wishing well. Prayer is persistently practicing...
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Wood Wide Web

Wood Wide Web

Reflection Spirituality
I hope you will take a nice long walk just to look, really look, at the trees that inhabit the...
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