Janet Michele Red Feather

Janet Michele Red Feather
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Janet Michele Red Feather, J.D., M.A., is a ceremonial singer who has learned over 60 traditional songs in Mandan and Lakota and sings in nine different languages. Janet was a full-time defense litigator in California for nearly eight years. Her life changed significantly after she traveled to North Dakota in 1993 to fast and pray for a way of life. A regular columnist for The Edge, she has also appeared in Psychic Guidepost, FATE Magazine and Species Link. Her book, Song of the Wind (2014, Galde Press), dealt with her experiences as an empath, and her journey through Mandan spiritual culture. She is currently a full-time, tenured English faculty member at Normandale Community College, having taught Composition and Literature for a span of 20 years.

Spirit Leaves: Feeling Feng Shui

The emotional body can become as unbalanced and dis-eased as the physical body. I have, personally, calamitously cultivated patterns that have wreaked havoc with...

Spirit Leaves: Why Meditate?

In the movie Eat, Pray, Love, journalist Elizabeth Gilbert (played by Julia Roberts) visits an ashram in India. Sitting cross-legged on the floor of...

Spirit Leaves: Magnificent Mariners

Recently, in a conversation with Cedric Red Feather, I was reminded of the oceanic wisdom of a departed psychic mentor, David Godwin. Godwin affirms...

Spirit Leaves: In Loving Memory of a Psychic Mentor

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Spirit Leaves: The Angelic Realm

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Spirit Leaves: The Genuine Article

In one respect, authenticity should come naturally. It ought to be easy to be ourselves. We would avoid having to prepare the face to...

Spirit Leaves: Native Greening

Thank Heavens for a certain wise Mandan. I opened this month's column with some very pedantic health tips. I read the initial draft to...

Spirit Leaves: Holistic Heaven for the Newly Converted

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Spirit Leaves: The Artist’s Well

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Spirit Leaves: Divine Balance

In contemplating The Divine Feminine, I recall that our Elders emphasized how the Spirits are color-blind and gender-neutral. Cedric Red Feather tells us of...

Spirit Leaves: Staycation of the Soul

Mother was an English teacher and Father, a vice principal in the Philly school system. Every summer, they had two-and-a-half months off to enjoy...

Spirit Leaves: Keeping it Sacred

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Spirit Leaves: Life at an Empath’s Pace

A flamingo pink sun gently slides beneath the horizon; a hemline of seafoam lazily laps at a beige shoreline; a gentle, crystalline curtain of...

Spirit Leaves: Resolutions for an Empath’s New Year

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Spirit Leaves: Spiritual Heart of Winter

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Spirit Leaves: Sail to Simplicity

I'm very visual and audial. I thrive in breathable, open spaces filled with luxurious silence. It's terrible to have too many things; it is...

Spirit Leaves: Growing Children

"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from...