“Shine on…Courageously”

This August New Moon in Leo finds me in search of new worlds to explore, along with distilled, quieter thoughts and motions. Some days are more disciplined than others. Chani Nicholas, a soothing voice of spiritual forecasting encourages “committing to yourself, ” as the month unfolds. She writes, “Shine on…courageously. Because you know…

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Planting Ourselves Forward

This month, I’m honored to present Juanita Martin—eclectic jewelry designer, entrepreneur, and Reiki Master. She is also my life partner. Her gifts are auspiciously coupled with the arrival of the New Moon on July 4th, at 7a.m. EST, and recent transition from her workplace employment after two decades, to launch her evolving…

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Celestial Navigations for My New Moon Healing

  New Moon – Nov. 11 /Brings out winter. Full Beaver Moon – Nov. 25  / “Shred or chop leaves and add them to the compost pile.” The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Calendar 2015. This past weekend, I found my way back to my garden with a renewed intention for…

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Pope’s Last Stand & Earthing Yourself

At this New Moon rising, we learned that our dear Olivia Pope has lost her beloved Jake to the malicious reckonings of Papa Pope. (Who knew that Joe Morton could be soooo badass!) Far be it from me to finger-point and mutter, “I told you so” — but I did.…

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Tilling Soil and Soul In the Aftermath of Climate March

This year’s People’s Climate March (PCM), you will recall, culminated with estimates of nearly a half million marchers from all points on the globe, who organized to challenge the world’s leaders on issues of environmental and social justice, the corporatization of natural resources, energy, and to shame the deniers. Regardless…

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DIRT: In Search of my Grandfather’s Garden

My earliest memories of gardening are from when I was a toddler with my six-foot plus tall grandfather, William McCoy, whom we called Pop-Pop. I have vivid recollections of following his every move from my playpen, as he tended to his rose bushes, flowerbeds and grapevines in his modest home…

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