31 December

A New Year’s Mindfulness Experiment – Exploring One Concept a Week

My intention for the new year is to take one concept each week – just ONE – and dive into it in a focused and mindful way and see what happens.  My hope is that I’ll be able to reach a deeper understanding and integrate it into my life in a more practiced way.  I… (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)

28 October

On language and mindfulness

Label a plant a medicinal herb or label it a weed and very different images appear in our minds. Label a person as someone in recovery or a person who is mentally ill and again, different images appear that open or shut doors to our understanding. It is not simply the images that are different…. (Read More)

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