Exploring the undiscovered country of the nearby

We can become so familiar with a place, we hardly notice it anymore.

This place can be as close as your own backyard, or your own body.

Glennie Kindred's beautiful and practical guide, "Letting in the Wild Edges" makes the compelling case for exploring the boundaries of our known worlds ("the undiscovered country of the nearby*"), and reacquainting with the 'edges' - the wild, forgotten, overlooked, overgrown and neglected places where nature will take the advantage to re-assert herself.

 

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Feel better after your holiday (or any) meal!

Here in the U.S. this week, many of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving.

As it seems to be a culturally-accepted practice to overindulge, I'm taking this opportunity to offer some suggestions for lessening the impact (unless you're into that sort of thing) ;), to go a little easier on the digestive system, and maybe even enjoy the holidays (or any meal) a little more, without the aftermath of abdominal discomfort.

If you happen to be celebrating in the company of supportive friends and family, invite them along in these practices! It could be the start of a whole new holiday tradition!

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When life feels, well, constipated...

Have you ever noticed the transitions of the Equinoxes (summer to fall, winter to spring) seem to be more tumultuous - physically and emotionally?

Maybe it’s the dramatic shift in directional momentum - in summer to fall, the energy shifts from outward and expansive to downward and in; likewise, from winter to spring, it's the rush of energy from the depths moving upward and outward.

In both cases, many people tend to get more colds, more fatigue, and more emotional.

These are also optimal times for "cleaning house", though with somewhat different intentions.

 

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