20 December

My Four Point Plan for Dispelling the Darkness – thoughts on the longest night of the year

Winter solstice always carries the symbolism of light overtaking the darkness.  That image seems particularly comforting right now as we have entered a truly dark period in which people full of hate and mean intentions have captured the castle.  After weeks of mucking around in the darkness, I am ready to embrace the light.  I’ve… (Read More)

27 January

Creating a Pattern Language of Wellness and Sustainability

What do forest gardens and peer run recovery centers have in common? • Both are innovative ideas • Both are phrases that help us envision new patterns and possibilities On forest gardens 1 Recently, while in Helena, Montana I visited the future home of the city’s Forest Garden.2 This will be a public park planted… (Read More)

24 August

Finding our lost pieces

Finding our lost pieces

Recovery is the practice of finding and claiming the lost pieces of ourselves.[1] I love this definition because, even though recovery is often seen as belonging to mental health or addiction issues, this statement applies to everyone.  Seriously, do you know anyone who hasn’t lost parts of themselves as they have moved through life?   Love,… (Read More)

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