Getting to the Root

Solar Term 21 | Dec 6 – Dec 20 Low Expectations It was a grey day, windy and cold, with just a dusting of snow on top of ice. It was the kind of day where it was hard to be outside. Even walking was a challenge on the trail after being beaten up with […]

The Balance of Happiness and Suffering

The Alpine cold arrived early this year. A couple of weeks in, and my clinic is busy. Some days the waitlist is 1, 3, or even 5 people. There are voicemail messages from people seeking relief from pain, speaking with tight voices from holding back tears. Loved ones are dying. Joints are aching. Cancer is […]

Transforming Grief and Letting Go

Solar Term 18 | October 21 – November 7 There is land behind my house that needs attention. Every day I walk past, trying to create a vision of its potential. It’s been neglected for so long that it feels downtrodden. I walk through the plants pulling invasive weeds, inspecting the earth, and thinking of […]

Aging Gracefully

Solar Term 17 | October 8 – October 21 Graceful leaves It is fascinating to watch the leaves change as they stop making food for the plants and trees. Each day as the sun retreats a little more, the leaves transform from being green and helpful to a stunning array of red, orange, and gold. […]

Creating Order from Chaos

Solar Term 14 | August 22 – Sept 6 Chaos Making sense of things is one reason why I started paying attention to the way Nature shows up in ourselves. Life can be very disorienting at times and I was looking for a place to orient in order to create a sense of order in […]

Summer Stagnation

Solar Term 13 | August 7 – August 21 Hiking the big mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies requires a level of focus and concentration that is unparalleled in my modern multi-tasking life. Walking across a scree field along the edge of a ridge leaves little room for mistakes. A small unfortunate misstep could require […]

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