Summer Holidays! YES! This week I'm taking a staycation here in beautiful Vancouver with my husband, so I'm also trying to take a social media vacation and will be active once again on Monday July 24th.🌞 This pic of the Gathering of the Canoes was taken Friday on English Bay here in Vancouver. Such a… Continue reading Staycation!
Yesterday I attended a workshop led by The Medicine Collective, a group of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge-Keepers, at the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. Such a profound and healing experience. We began with ritual… with ceremony… with sharing... standing in Circle, honouring our ancestors and the unceded land of the Musqueam People,… Continue reading Life is Ceremony
UPDATE: This meditation was scheduled as a virtual group event for 8 PM Pacific Time on Monday, July 10th and it has now been spread across social media. People across North America - and beyond - have been participating at their own time, in their own place. Thank you for your energy. The organizer, L… Continue reading Praying Rain and Cooling Green Freshness
A member of our Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle recently asked about working with Clover as a plant ally, and what that meant. I responded on a herbal/medicinal level but also suggested I would post separately about what it means to work with our Plant Allies from a shamanic perspective, not just a medicinal one.… Continue reading Creating a Relationship with your Plant Allies
We are all stewards of this planet, and the choices we make each day have an impact on its sustainability... or not. This quote by Franklin Roosevelt was a powerful call-to-action during the 1930s, when vast areas of the US and Canadian prairies turned into dust bowls, exacerbated by farming practices based on an insufficient… Continue reading Sustainability starts with awareness
I have come to believe that all land is sacred... and that we are in relationship with the land, no matter where we live now or where we are from. Our Sacred Land and Sacred Spaces are around us, with us. My ancestors created sacred spaces in their lands — Ireland, England, and the Isle… Continue reading All Land is Sacred
Foraging in the urban environment in which I live can be challenging.... but so rewarding! Besides the treats I bring home for use in the kitchen or in herbal earth medicine preparations, foraging activities bring me closer to Mother Earth and her cycles of birth, growth, death and regeneration. It also connects me with my… Continue reading Getting closer to Mother Earth – why I forage