Category Archives: Ecology

One Wound—Two Stories and the Oval Office

I confess to being baffled by the challenges of meeting and engaging with the human world these days. I’ve held back in allowing my creative expressions to flow freely and am paying the price as I attempt reintegrating, what with … Continue reading

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How many selfs make a Self?

Pardon me, but perhaps you can help? You see, I have become, much to my chagrin, a lover of questions and now I am indeed confused for I wonder, What is the self? And how many selfs does it take to … Continue reading

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Two Questions That Matter

The Face in the Mirror Seven days have I not looked. No mirror has graced this face of stubble. And not until the airport men’s room will I gaze to see how I appear to others, though I confess to … Continue reading

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Bundle Up and Watch the Birds

The times we live in are challenging for humans and for many of Earth’s  creatures who are likewise required to adapt to the rapidly changing world of our creation. We can learn much about such adaptation strategies by watching our … Continue reading

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Discovering a Literacy of Meaning & Wholeness Through Nature

“God! Why am I here? Please! Just tell me. Show me! God! H-e-l-p m-e! Please! Why am I here?” The pleading scream erupted out of the deep high mountain stillness from about 20′ above us. It pierced the silence. Dotty … Continue reading

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New Mexico Soul Renewal Wilderness Retreat — Oct. 3-6, 2013

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” — John Muir How’s your soul doing these days? Finding the joy in life you crave? Living true to the truth of your inner knowing? Is it perhaps time … Continue reading

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Wild Mind Book Review, Part 2 — Exploring the Map of the Human Psyche

Who are you? And what is it to be a human being anyway? What would it be like to actually have a map to “optimal human development” that you could use to help track your own journey into wholeness? Author … Continue reading

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Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche – Review Part 1

What if the map to the human psyche that we each have inherited from culture, the map to what it is to be a human being, is fundamentally flawed? Might not such a fundamental error in the cartography of being … Continue reading

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Grounding Our Resiliency in Nature — Lessons from the Aspen Tree

I recently shared a resource link to the Rockefeller Institute’s Resilience: A Literature Review. An excellent response to that review, titled The Missing Link: The Biology of Human Resilience, is posted on the Upaya Zen Center’s blog. I will be addressing … Continue reading

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Resilience: A Literature Review — a free Report

This gift from the Rockefeller Foundation:  Resilience: A Literature Review Patrick Martin-Breen and J. Marty Anderies / CUNY & Arizona State University / November 09, 2011 / Publications This is a great review of the scientific literature covering an expanse … Continue reading

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