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What is your “Earth-Given Voice”?

You have a voice that is absolutely unique to you, dear one. It’s part of why you came here to this planet. I call this voice—this way of being, expressing and emanating in the world—your “earth-given” voice. And life-changing things can happen when you embody it. Connecting to my own earth-given voice helped me birth my first…

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How to Always Sit at your Center

Walk into any landscape and you’ll hear a choir of voices. The birds calling to one another from the swishing branches of a tree. The mycelium whispering to the soil. The brook speaking to the stones who are humming into the heart of everything. Each voice in the natural world is important, each voice has…

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How the Earth Sees You

Several years ago I found an angel in the woods outside my house. Or, more accurately, I found a whole host of angels. When I first moved into my house it had been years since the garden had been cared for. I had my work cut out for me. One day in May I was up…

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All I Really Wanted for Mother’s Day

The moment I woke up this morning, I knew exactly what I wanted for Mother’s Day. It wasn’t breakfast in bed (though who doesn’t love that) or flowers (which are always lovely)—I wanted to go be with the mother trees. A few years ago, during the pandemic, I started a project of mapping the “mother trees” on…

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Your Life can Always Start Again

The other day I saw a miracle. To explain the miracle, though, I need to take you back to last year… One night, late last summer, a humongous windstorm ripped across the spine of our mountain. The next day I was walking my favorite trail to the ridge when I turned the corner and stopped…

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Learning Requires Destruction

Before I had my daughter, I’d daydream about showing her the green world. I couldn’t wait to teach her how to smell snowdrops or touch the lilacs so their petals fell like rain. I wanted to introduce her to the world of wonders that is the moss, the leaves, the earth. So I was excited when…

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Dealing with Summertime Sadness

Summer has its own darkness. Thunderstorms, closed canopies, forests cast in shadow. Twilight woodlands where mushrooms bloom. For all its long hours of light, summer is a very literally dark time in my house. Built in the middle of a forested grove, every year my home becomes a deeply shaded cave during the summer…

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Summer’s Fullness

On the other side of the strawberry moon, after the late spring blossoms of Beltane and the thick pulses of Hawthorn blooms arises a season that weaves itself around the helm of a single word – fullness. At this point in the season the full arrival of summer is undeniable. Roses are spilled like…

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