The Summer Solstice – marking the beginning of Summer and the longest day of the year in the Northern hemishpere – is a time of magic. On the night of June 20/21, we celebrate our sun’s journey to its northernmost point, directly above the Tropic of Cancer.
It is an auspicious time, a time to balance the elements of fire and water, and long celebrated by the ancient wisdom keepers whose sacred temples were designed to align with the sun’s trajectory at this time of the year.
A life review is an opportunity to engage in story when your life is in transition. Where have you been? Are there regrets? What are the lessons? By reviewing the past, you can step into your future with clarity and intention. Each story is unique.
But, there is a larger story to remember, one of our connection to nature, the earth and the universe that we all reside in.
In her poem, “Remember,” poet Joy Harjo reminds us to create grander stories that call us to attention in our lives and remember.
“List your blessings and you will walk through those gates of thanksgiving and into the fields of joy.” ~ Garrison Keillor
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to step into gratitude. It is a time to gather together in celebration of life and all its gifts.
Many cultures practice thanksgiving rituals at this harvest-time of year. Our tradition in the United States dates back to 1621 when the immigrant colonists shared a feast with the Wampanoag Indians. During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day to be a nationa...
Several years ago, Patti Pansa, a professional engineer and life coach, contacted me to assist her in her journey towards death.
When we met she had taken care of all the literal preparations for death: she had spoken to her family members about her wishes for end-of-life care; her last will and testament, advanced health care directives, and medical durable power of attorney were all signed and delivered to the appropriate people; a list of her important accounts with passwords sat in a folder next to her computer.
But Patti wanted more. She wanted to leave a legacy...