A Garden of Ideas…

The Heron landed, briefly…

By on August 09, 2010 / 3 Comments

If you look closely, you can see him… a mini-miracle that happened just moments ago. I was writing at my desk when a huge slow flap of wings caught my attention. The heron — flying right into my backyard! He normally fishes in the ravine behind my property but I had never seen him enter my …

My Private Solstice with the World Drum

By on July 07, 2010 / 1 Comment

I knew that I needed to be alone this year for the Summer Solstice. Not only was I tired from all the renovations, my soul was yearning for some sacred privacy. On June 15th, Jeannette McCullough brought the World Drum to an event at Grey Heron with twenty-five women, one day after the renovations were …

Growing Younger — Together

By on July 07, 2010 / Leave a comment

Now here’s a radical idea… Can a group of elderly people ‘think’ themselves into becoming younger? Some recent research says yes…     Harvard University psychologist, Ellen Langer, wanted to know whether a group of 70 to 80-year-old men could re-set their body clocks back to 1959 by their ‘collective mindset.’ Isolated together for a …

Finding my Element

By on June 29, 2010 / 3 Comments

  I am a water-baby. Always have been… always will be. Born on Vancouver Island, I lived within meters of Cowichan Lake for the first fifteen years of my life, rocked to sleep each night by the lapping waves. Though water is my primary element, there have been long periods in my life when I’ve …

Back to the Garden

By on June 28, 2010 / 1 Comment

  CBC radio’s spiritual program, Tapestry, repeated one of its most popular programs, Back to the Garden. Curious, I listened carefully as Marjory Harris responded to Mary Hynes’ question, “What makes a garden a spiritual place?” A prolific Canadian writer, Marjory offers pragmatic gardening advice as well as exploring the emotional and spiritual effects of gardening. “There …

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