My sweet old hen Cordelia is dieing. She has a fatal chicken condition know as water belly. Basically, her liver is shutting down coupled with congestion heart failure. She’s an indoor hen now that her mate Kang is gone. She has no one to protect her while roaming the farm. I’ve had to take overContinue reading “A Death Well Lived”
Minerva, or Mini, as we call her, just being her adorable self. She was the smallest lamb we’ve ever seen survive. Her mom Andromeda (Rom Doll) had a difficult birth with Mini’s twin Orion. I had to pull Orion because he was over eight pounds and breached. Rom had already cleaned up Orion and wasContinue reading “Minerva’s Story, or The Little Lamb with a Big Lesson”
Organization. It either creates peace or panic depending on an individual’s skill set and temperament. After all, some people enjoy chaos and some of us enjoy managed chaos. I’ve tried formal planners, and I’ve tried the BuJo trend. Neither work for me. The planners don’t have enough room to capture everything I need and theContinue reading “Daily Planning Journal”
“How do we react when bad things happen?” This question has been on my mind lately. It popped up earlier this summer when Night, my sweet ewe, died unexpectedly. Not too long afterwards I had a bit of a health crisis due to mass pesticide exposure (driving by a farm). Then last Thursday my motherContinue reading “Moving beyond suffering”
I am truly blessed to live in a traditional manner as a part of nature. However, that is a blessing fewer and fewer people experience in modernity. How do we connect to nature without buying the farm?
Prayer got me no where. I was left feeling resentful, angry, and like I was sending off letters to Santa Clause at the North Pole with no hope of ever hearing a reply. I was a ministerial major and I had stopped praying.
I’m so excited to collaborate this week with Kelly Clark. She is an amazing woman who does not settle for the status quo and instead works on her inner life to grow with faith, passion, grace, and humility. Don’t forget to check out her blog at Budding Joy. The Mindset Cycle: The 5 Steps ofContinue reading “The Mindset Cycle”
On the surface it looks bleak. It sounds like a judgement, a put down. And frankly, if you are actively engaged in judging yourself and others everything sounds like a put down and a judgement. “I’ll never get it right, and I’ll never get it done. Why even try?” At some point we all have our inner Eyor speak up in a gloomy, glum way.
We often think of self care as an activity, something to do. However, a friendship with an animal can teach us about being in the moment. Animals live in the moment completely. The moment is somewhere we rarely live as modern humans.
What is kindness? It’s not sugary sweetness, but a stretching of self beyond Ego.