Maintaining inner peace: Catlady-style

My three cats completely get me. They jump up for a snuggle when they know I feel sad and they engage me in games...

Canine lover finds joy with a dog-like cat

Most of my life I didn't like cats. Growing up, we were a dog family. Cats were scary, unpredictable and made us sneeze and...

Natures Recipe: Take Time to Connect

I have a favorite park near my home. It is very large with many beautiful trails that flow through prairie land, wooded areas, beautiful...

Rhythm of the Earth – Summer Solstice Event

Lake Harriet Spiritual Community will observe the Summer Solstice - honoring the divine masculine, and celebrating the sun at its zenith - with "Baptism...

Full Spectrum Gardening

Have you ever thought about the full spectrum of the gardening cycle that is taking place whenever you receive fresh produce? This spectrum actually...

Take the time to be with nature

I have always been an animal person, much to my mother's dismay. I brought home salamanders, birds, cats, bugs and snakes. Pretty much any...

Eight R’s for a greener earth

Earth Day , an occasion observed each spring to celebrate our planet and to protect the environment, is celebrated on April 22. This year...

Crow Medicine

A summer's day. Blue sky, warm sun. A meditative walk through woods. Awareness stilled and sharp. Moving with Nature Like one of her own Soft steps, scout walk. I soften my...

Nature’s Joy

Today, we miss the subtle changes in the wind, the calls of birds, the smell of the fragrant Earth beneath our feet. We leave...

The Invitation: Taking the Deep Dive

She slides off the high bank and underneath my canoe; she claws at the water as she goes. All I see is her beautiful...

Two Interventions

This morning, as I walked around the block, the cardinal spoke of Divine Love. As he sang to the world and his female friends,...

Nature’s beauty flowers as Earth awakens

Nature is my church. It's where I go to "worship." Every step I take on Mother Earth is a healing blessing sent to her...

Purrfection

My cat Shelby had the best purr ever; when she really got going, you could hear her across the room. At night, she would...

Rescued by a Dog Named Leaf

Four months after we lost our beloved yellow Labrador retriever, Taylor, to cancer in June 2006, we found a black cocker spaniel at the...

Wise Beyond Their Whiskers

Feeling stressed? Lacking confidence? Aren't getting enough rest? Put down that latest self-help book and behold the stealthy swami that is the cat. These...

A Cat With a Mission

Klondike came into my life when times were tough. Divorced and unemployed, I spent my days searching for work and fighting despair. To cheer...

Animal Communication Strengthens our Soul Connection

If there’s one lesson that we’re learning in 2009, it’s that we are all interconnected. And we are finding that we benefit by strengthening...