Dragonfly Retreats

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Dragonfly Retreats, Emotions, Events, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, Peace | 0 comments

Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. –Alan Cohen   Hello beautiful souls!  I wanted to do some updates about the goings on around here, especially about the retreats.  Many of you are asking about them, so this seems like the best way to do it. First, yes– all of the spots for the New Mexico retreats are full, at least for this year.  We will probably do a larger, longer group retreat next year in Abiquiu, NM, with the option...

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A Declaration of Self Care

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Fear, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, Peace, Spirituality | 1 comment

Hello all!  This is a wonderful post originally from Mara Glatzel.     I love this, I preach this, I believe this and I wanted to pass it along.  Allow yourself to work with yourself today, and be gentle with you.  We are all we have, sweet friends, and we are enough.  You are enough.   There is enough today…enough time, enough money, enough love, enough breath.  So for just a second, relax your shoulders.  Take a deep breath and allow that Calm Voice to whisper encouragement in your ears.   There is only now, so deepen into the moment and allow yourself to Be Here Now.  You are worth...

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Global Farms & BlogLovin

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Events, Events and Education, Green or Nature, Happiness, ponderings, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hello all! First, I wanted to say thanks to everyone who stopped by for the Sustainable Yard Tour.  I think we had about 100 or so people here, and a good time was had by all.    We met a lot of other garden geeks and seed savers, as well as a great number of local foodies and just all around cool people.   We were also able to connect with Andy from the International Institute, about the cool project they are doing, called the Global Farms Initiative. The International Institute Global Farms Initiative is an agriculture-based career training program for refugees with two training locations:...

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Guerilla Gardening

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Events and Education, Green or Nature, Healing, ponderings, Spirituality, Spirituality or Religion | 0 comments

Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the city.  Plus, you get strawberries. ~~ Ron Finley   Hello all!   In honor of Mother’s Day, I spent the weekend planting a crazy organic garden, playing in the dirt.  I planted about 60 or so cucumbers, aka Pickle Seeds.  I planted an equally ridiculous amount of tomatoes and assorted other edibles…  Some peppers, more salad greens, tons of sunflower seeds and a variety of other things.  The garlic I planted last fall is coming up like crazy, the herbs are on full display and things are blooming...

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Stop the Junk Mail!

Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Events and Education, Green or Nature, Misc stuff that is totally unrelated to anything obvious, Spirituality or Religion | 0 comments

“Americans spend 8 months of their lives dealing with junk mail.” …. Stat from the World Watch Institute You must be the change you wish to see in the world…   ~~~Gandhi Hello all!  There is a lot going on in the world right now and I could focus on any number of things, but today I am thinking about our friends experiencing such crazy and destructive weather.  I have family in some of the hardest hit areas of southeast MO.  It is very sad and stressful there.  They are already experiencing flooding, the Army Corps of Engineers is talking about blowing a hole in a...

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