The crow that cheered my spirit

Carl Jung encouraged us to look on trivial events as metaphors, small dramas giving us advice, confirming our decisions or supporting us in some...

A Walk in the Woods with John Haines

"We speak of nature, of the natural world, as if that were something distinct from ourselves and the social world we appear to have...

The Light Beyond the Leaves

Stripped of pretense and camouflage, trees, like human beings, are bare bones and spirit. They grow, stretch, ache, bend and break; they provide protection...

Crazy Bones and Lazy Bones

As a kid, I found myself surrounded by horses, cows, chickens, cats, rabbits and dogs. Animals have the amazing gift of sharing their wisdom,...

Gratitude in a Broken Heart

The only reoccurring childhood nightmare I ever had was about cats taking over the world. I would wake up, get out of bed and...

Growing a community garden in partnership with Nature

The Partnership Garden is a new community garden at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, MN. This garden and its parent organization,...

The Accidental Herb Garden

No time to garden? You might try what I did. Years ago, we had just purchased our first home, I was pregnant, mothering a...

Garden for Your Life

Five Exciting Reasons--and One Downright Scary One--You Should Learn to Grow Food This Year Spring has sprung, and another Earth Day has just been celebrated....

Go Mother Yourself!

In the month of May, we traditionally honor the woman who gave us birth and/or the woman who nurtured and cared for us --...

Fields of Opportunity

The steady growth of organic farming in Minnesota and the economic impacts of organics on rural communities cannot and should not be ignored. The USDA...

New film finds solutions to global problems

Economics of Happiness: Going local can help solve our global crises The launch of The Economics of Happiness, a one-hour documentary about the worldwide movement...

Avatar’s Cameron documents efforts to protect sacred river

Highly acclaimed director James Cameron (Avatar) teamed up with Amazon Watch to produce a short feature "A Message from Pandora" to spotlight the battle...

Do It Green!

Minnesota's 5th Annual Green Gifts Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Midtown Global Market on...

The Dalai Lama condemns cage confinement of egg-laying hens

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has issued a statement in the wake of the largest egg recall in United States history. In a...

Heal the Earth Meditation

In June, while visiting friends in Santa Fe, I participated in the New Moon retreat, a gathering of women every new moon on land...

Animals say the Darndest Things

"Share the funniest experience you've had with your pet." When I read The Edge's theme for this month, it caused some writer's block. As...

Meditating with Your Pet

Keta, my beloved Yorkshire Terrier, has been assisting me in meditation for eight years and has consistently helped with my healing and energy work...