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When Joy Breaks Through Grief

In 2010, eighteen months after my husband died, I longed for relief from constant sorrow,…

Disco at 5 months
Psychology and Mythology

Artemis Adopts a Pup: A Fanciful Ancient Greek Diary

September I've had dogs all my life, so I should know how to raise them.…

Family and Friends Political Action

When We Were Almost Poor

“I hear a baby calling,” I said to my husband Vic in 1970. After a…

Winter Solstice at Stonehenge, Wikimedia Commons
Nature Psychology and Mythology

Here Comes the Sun

It won't be long before the Earth is tinged with color in the snowy land…

Photo by Lisa Baechtle
Family and Friends

How to Build a Heart Fire

The sky darkened from dusk to inky blue. Disco the sweet black pup became an…

Sunrise over the earth, Smithsonian, Public Access
My Land and Home Spirituality

Now Our Minds Are One: An Iroquois Prayer of Gratitude

This ancient prayer of Thanksgiving comes from the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people. The prayer is used…

Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 1901
My Land and Home Psychology and Mythology

On Iroquois Land

“Why don’t you write about the Iroquois?” my son Anthony said. His eyes gleamed with…

Marion Woodman, New Thought Evolutionary
Psychology and Mythology

Marion Woodman and the Princess Who Said No

“Why are you giving a lecture?” a woman in the audience said as she stood…

Family and Friends Psychology and Mythology

Inspired by Artemis, Lured By Joy

My friend Barb Cook shared a video of six squirming black puppies. I watched as…

Nature Political Action

Grief, Hope, and Climate Change

Two boys walked on the other side of Seneca Street. We were leaving the Climate…