Take it outside!

Take it outside!  Isn’t that something that frustrated parents sometimes say to squabbling children?  It’s good advice.   When I recently felt perturbed about a business decision I needed to make, I took a break and went walking with my dog.  I had been sitting at my desk nearly all day, focused inward.  It was a revelation to step into …

I haven’t always loved the outdoors. How about you?

  Welcome again this week to new subscribers to this newsletter!  I am delighted to have you here.  I’ve just leapt into preparations for my fall telesummit and I’ll be so excited to share it with you in the first week of November.  The working title is “Healing Earth, Healing Self: Insights and actions for healing the planet, yourself, your …

Do you feel trapped between climate despair and climate hope?

  WELCOME to those of you who are new to this Mutual Flourishing community!  I’m really delighted that you’re here.  Please feel free to read around the blog to see what’s been going on, and stick around for the fantastic (free!) fall telesummit I’m planning, to be followed by some other opportunities. This week I have a short article for …

Can you keep your connection when something in the outside world hurts you?

  Greetings, everyone, and happy Fourth of July weekend to those who live here in the U.S.  I hope that as you enjoy time with family or friends, or some needed solitude, you take some time to connect to the natural world and all the ways it’s serving and nourishing you.  What’s beautiful where you are this weekend?  What are …

Double Your Options for Receiving Support

  Do you turn to other people when you need support?  That’s been my approach for years, but I’m learning to find emotional and spiritual sustenance from another source, too.  People are superb, but this other source is steadier and even more reliable.   It’s wise and customary to turn to other people to help us meet our needs.  Most …

A Mutual Flourishing video for you

  Hello, everyone, and welcome again to those who are new to Mutual Flourishing.  I’m so delighted to see this online community growing, and I’m working daily on the telesummit and ecourse I’ll be offering in the fall so we can expand our learning and service regarding personal wellness and planetary wellness.   Since I haven’t met most of you …

Thoughts on a Toad Rescue

  Toadlets the size of your pinky fingernail?  My daughter rescued about 42 of them last weekend when we participated in a volunteer effort to help them cross a road that separates their hatching ground from the forest where they live as adults, and my sons scooped up quite a few, too.  The creatures were so tiny they looked more …

Do you have Seasonal Fear Disorder?

  Do you have Seasonal Fear Disorder?   I have to admit that I’m afraid of summer.  I’m afraid of the in-my-face evidence of climate change that is more noticeable for me in summer than in any other season, especially in the form of air pollution and high heat.  In Philadelphia, summer often means smelly air, heat, smelly air, and …

Restoration–worth the effort?

  I’m reflecting on the long haul of recovering from some health problems, especially, in my case, adrenal fatigue.  (Yes, I know most conventional MD’s don’t believe it’s a real disorder.  I also know that at least 6 or 7 MD’s whom I’ve seen do believe it is, and that I have had many wonky cortisol tests over the years.  …

Reasons for a Year of Self-Care

  I’ve taken a year’s leave of absence from my teaching job in order to restore my bodily health and more deeply explore how I can serve Mutual Flourishing.  I passionately believe that how we care for ourselves is intertwined with how we care—or fail to care—for the planet.  Since I’m fairly knowledgeable about planetary care but less-expert in self-care, …