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November 1, 2017

Deep Family Roots

My awakening to the reality of ancestor spirits and their role in our lives formed long before my introduction to shamanism and helped pave the path ahead. As time passed, signs and dream messages fit together like pieces of a puzzle, with the bigger m...

September 20, 2017

          If you know anything about the landscapes and geology of Newfoundland, you will know it would have been difficult to escape the deep imprinting of stone on my psyche. Still, this aspect of my homeland didn't fully register until I moved to the flat fertile fa...

August 29, 2017

Instructions for Living a Life:

Pay Attention.

Be Astonished.

Tell About It.

—Mary Oliver

“Let my life be a never-ending search for truth,” I wrote in my journal shortly after starting university at age twenty-eight. I was giddy with the excitement of a new learning adventu...

February 22, 2017


       After Steve's death that winter, I began, tentatively, to plan the next Sacred Earth Journey to special sites along the Great Northern Peninsula. In late spring unexpected news arrived. A group of Peruvian shaman-healers were able to joi...

December 10, 2016

At this time of tremendous instability, the Gemini Full Moon invites us to stand for the highest truth, to let go of whatever does not serve the new world that is being birthed right now, in and through each of us.  Those mothers who have birthed babies know the pain o...

October 29, 2016

On the public stage here in North America as the US Elections are underway, we also see the Indigenous Tribes coming together around Standing Rock in a worldwide movement of protection for the Earth and her Waters.  It’s all happening at a most auspicious time and seas...

July 31, 2016

“On a day when the wind is perfect,
the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.
Today is such a day.”  Rumi


I’ve been contemplating the idea of perfection. Its a topic I seem to remember Plato also wrote about. He decided perfection was an unatta...

May 4, 2016

In the midst of chaos and fear that is swirling about now, take a moment to breathe, to become present to the miracle of your life, your very existence. Remember you are Light, pure consciousness in form, brought into life by the only force there is, LOVE itself....

March 7, 2016

Have you felt a major shift in the energy since February came in? And now, whoopee, a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces, like HELLO!  The end of the astrological cycle and the Sun, Moon and Earth are lining up to let us shake off the old stagnant energy. Eclipses cause...

January 24, 2016

Noticing What’s New

I’ve been noticing what’s new.  In the outside world, it’s a mild winter compared to the last three I’ve been here in Bonne Bay. Perhaps because of that, instead of feeling shut in and overwhelmed by the snow, I’m excited by it.  A little shoveling...

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