Zero Waste Holidays!

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~ Mother Teresa “Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” ~ Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Holidays and celebrations used to … Continue reading Zero Waste Holidays!

Emergency Preparedness: The Time is NOW!

“There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.” ~ Different Seasons, Stephen King “Knowledge is the key to survival, the real beauty of that is that it doesn’t weigh anything.” ~ Ray Mears While I’m comfortable in my home typing this, I’m fully aware that huge fires … Continue reading Emergency Preparedness: The Time is NOW!

Awakening The Dreamer

“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.” ~ P.D. Ouspensky According to the achuar, an ancient indigenous tribe from the Amazonia for who dreams are essential part … Continue reading Awakening The Dreamer

Drops from the Same Ocean

"Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in." ~ Leonard Cohen "Anthem" Sometimes life offers unexpected cracks through which we find things about ourselves and the world that we forgot... My life choices have brought me to places, … Continue reading Drops from the Same Ocean

SCOBY Musings in a Rainy Day

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ~ Julia Child "If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But f you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." Aboriginal leader Lily Watson Being … Continue reading SCOBY Musings in a Rainy Day

Calling Volunteers for Study Circle

Climate change, social injustices, biodiversity loss, terrorism, war, inequality, oppression…the list can be overwhelming! Are you concerned but don't know where to start? Are you frustrated by the apathy and denial you see around? Maybe you feel you don't have "activist heart" but still care? Reconnecting to Life: Moving from apathy, despair, isolation and disempowerment to … Continue reading Calling Volunteers for Study Circle

Study Circle Invitation – Why aren’t People More Engaged?

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” ~ Dr. Seuss, The Lorax “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank, Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex “It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's … Continue reading Study Circle Invitation – Why aren’t People More Engaged?

New Food Sovereignty Series

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien Many of my readers know that one of my passions is food sovereignty. I “meditate” in the kitchen. It is in my kitchen where I find peace of mind, regain strength to face life … Continue reading New Food Sovereignty Series

Food Sovereignty Survey

"Food sovereignty is an affirmation of who we are as indigenous peoples and a way, one of the most surefooted ways, to restore our relationship with the world around us. " ~Winona LaDuke “Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No … Continue reading Food Sovereignty Survey