Three Things Thursday: Sturgeon Lecture, African American Nature Poetry, and Animism in Avatar

Each week, I share three things that have informed or inspired me in the hopes that they will help someone else exploring nature-based spirituality. Sturgeon Lecture – Tonight! Later today, I’m going to attend an online lecture from local environmentalist organization the Indian River Lakes Conservancy. I’m super pumped to learn about one of myContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Sturgeon Lecture, African American Nature Poetry, and Animism in Avatar”

Three Things Thursday: Intersectional Environmentalism, The Tigers of Scotland, and Camp Nano!

Each week, I share three things with you, usually media from others that informs and inspires my spirituality and writing. I hope it helps you grow and learn with me! Intersectional Environmentalism If you’ve done any reading about race and feminism, you should already be at least familiar with the term intersectionality. I recently learned aboutContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Intersectional Environmentalism, The Tigers of Scotland, and Camp Nano!”

Show Love to the Land by Localizing Your Practice

Valentine’s Day brings a focus on relationships. Though I don’t observe the holiday with my husband (my daughter is obsessed with it), I’ve spent the week thinking about my connection to the land. Perhaps it’s the lingering winter and my desire to garden and forage again, or maybe it comes from my discipline kicking inContinue reading “Show Love to the Land by Localizing Your Practice”

Three Things Thursday

In an effort to update my blog more regularly, I’ve decided to try a Three Things Thursday series. For the moment, I think I’ll just post three things relating to my practice – thoughts and reflections for the week, anticipation and plans for upcoming events, a toast or boast, mini review, etc. New Goal –Continue reading “Three Things Thursday”

Connecting to the Land and Learning the Land

I read an article today that captured the spirit and concern of one of my recent posts.  It relates to Britain specifically, but I see a similar disconnect between people and nature in the United States.  It amazes me how many adults (who have lived in Upstate NY all their lives) don’t know the difference betweenContinue reading “Connecting to the Land and Learning the Land”

My Own Peaceful Protest

I posted this on my private FB feed today, but I decided that I wanted to share it here too.  If you are a friend or you happen to follow me on Twitter, you know I’ve been very supportive of the Water Protectors in North Dakota.  You know I’ve been sharing news stories that, otherwise,Continue reading “My Own Peaceful Protest”

Mother’s Day Offerings for the Earth Mother

I seem to post about food an awful lot, and I hope you’ll forgive me. Harvesting, making, and preserving food plays such an important role in our religious traditions and holidays. I recently recognized what has become a family tradition in early May – harvesting and cooking with dandelion flowers. In fact, I know weContinue reading “Mother’s Day Offerings for the Earth Mother”

Pagan Parenting: Peas, Frogs, and Buds on Earth Day

  My daughter and I took a walk around our home to celebrate Earth Day. Granted, we do this regularly, but why not do something outside today? It was chilly, so, regardless of what season the calendar says it is, we took our winter coats out. First, we visited the container garden in back toContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Peas, Frogs, and Buds on Earth Day”

What is Central to Druidism and How Buddhism Helped me Reflect

I recently watched a documentary called “When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West.”  It was both informative and inspirational.  Although Druidism, largely informed by Gaelic Polytheism, is my spiritual home, Buddhism has always interested me.  I often find myself watching documentaries about it and reading about it when I can (although I remainContinue reading “What is Central to Druidism and How Buddhism Helped me Reflect”