A Path to Connection

At the heart of every longing is a quest for deeper connection. How can I help you make those connections?  This is my work and the work of Heather Plett.  Gathering in circle, allows us to connect again with each other, ourselves, the sacred, and the earth. Heather has included my submission about connecting to our earth in her new ebook, A Path... Continue Reading →

Therapeutic Benefits of Drumming

“…the drum has been used since time immemorial as a regular part of healing traditions…” (The Joy of Drumming: Drums and Percussion Instruments from Around the World By Töm Klöwer, Plym Peters, 1997). Emotional and creative expression: develops and encourages expression of all kinds of experience non-verbally; then enhances creative self-expression; develops creativity. Emotional release: helps us... Continue Reading →

Odia’s Forgiveness Offering

Today I crocheted. Three little vessels. And I'm mailing them to Odia Reimer in Manitoba. In 1984 Odia's 13 year old sister, Candace Derksen, was murdered when Odia was only nine years old. Read her story. This is a famous Canadian murder case. And it has been recently re-opened. Odia Reimer is a Canadian installation artist, sculptor, photographer.... Continue Reading →

Your Life on Drums

Mind, body, spirit, community. Christine Stevens talks about the healing power of drum circles. Mind: the self censoring part of your brain turns off when you improvise musically. Body: Natural killer cells which are an important part of circulating while blood cells increase after an hour of drumming. Spirit: the drum is one of the... Continue Reading →

Being in Community

Today was a good day to hang out a wash. The table cloths washed from use at a 4-day personal growth retreat on which I served as the cook. Living in that community is an 'inspiriting' experience. Being in community fills a hole, a hole that has allowed breath to leak out. Breath is Spirit. Breath... Continue Reading →

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