The Being in the Tree
Apr21

The Being in the Tree

The Being in the Tree There is a large, old black walnut tree that owns the backyard of a house I used to live in. She is magnificent with arms that reach way up to the sky with old brown crooked fingers and rough grey-brown bark in patterns all over her. She loses all her leaves in the fall and is the last tree in the spring to sprout green leafy fingers. Black squirrels chase up and down her body competing for her walnuts,...

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Queen of Hearts
Apr03

Queen of Hearts

  Queen of Hearts ~ Anonymous Round these Cosmic Cowgirl parts, one is encouraged to speak one’s truth, to tell one’s story, to transform one’s story into form, be it a painting, a dance, a song, a poem, or a novel. But what if you have a story that is not safe to tell, that is taboo? What if you have a truth, that if you spoke it aloud, could have negative consequences? One could certainly keep it private in a...

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Take a “Selfie-Stand” with the Chief today + video
Mar03

Take a “Selfie-Stand” with the Chief today + video

This week in the run-up towards International Woman’s Day on March 8th, our very own Chief Laughing Cloud is doing it again. She is heading to New York to the United Nations and has invited her community to practice ten days of peace with her at www.ladypeaceproject.com and to follow her journey. I am including some content from her posts here, which is from the Lady Peace Project – Creating Ten Days of Peace. You might...

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The Breathless Moment Before a New Story
Feb24

The Breathless Moment Before a New Story

 by Annette Wagner, M.A. As my body relaxed, covered in rose petals, laying in a tub of warm water, this thought trickled into my brain from my heart.  The stories that run my life, the ones hidden in deep dark crevices can be changed. My life is living walking evidence these stories change. I know this. I’ve transformed them by pulling the story out of me onto a canvas where I can engage with the story with intention, allowing,...

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The Taboo of Depression
Jan27

The Taboo of Depression

The Taboo of Depression by Michelle Ida Fairchild I procrastinated writing this article. I avoided choosing a topic. Little random post-it-notes are pasted in my journal with various taboo topic ideas such as greed, religion, and drugs. Ah maybe things would get interesting, I thought, if I tried to write about all three at once! I chortle a little. Yet, when it came time to sit my butt down and begin typing something (deadline...

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