Why Bother Dying Eggs? I mean isn’t it just a big stupid hassle?? As you may have read before, I’ve struggled with Easter in the past, making it feel relevant. For most of my adult life I just ignored it. Once I had kids I kinda had to think a little more deeply about it […]

Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Uncategorized

March 29, 2018

Dying Eggs … Why Bother?

I went to the movies the other night . . . The film was called Wonderstruck and it was loosely related to museums. Anyway, at one point in the film, one of the narrator explained the phenomenon of “Cabinets of Wonder”. Wikipedia defines them like this: Cabinets of curiosities (also known in German loanwords as Kunstkabinett, […]

Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

November 17, 2017

Cabinets of Wonder :: move over new age altars

Today is the time to celebrate not only the New Moon, but the Spring Equinox! As part of our Soup & Story series, we are having a simple ritual here at the farm led by Moona Cancino to celebrate the coming of Spring. Moona has been hangin’ out here at the farm for a few […]

About LLL, Food and Farming, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

March 20, 2015

Day 5 :: New Moon Equinox Ritual :: with garlicy carrot top recipe

I came to traditional foods and urban farming first through my slow-food Food Cart, Fold Crêperie way back in 2003-6. I was one of the first food-carts to use organic farm-based ingredients and Slow food principles in my cooking or to appear in a gourmet food magazine. When I was interviewed (without my knowing it of […]

About LLL, Constellation, Ancestors & Lineage Repair, Food and Farming, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

September 8, 2014

Makings of a Manifesto :: 5 Books that still inspire me

When I was about 23 I started a regular practice. Let’s call it the Daily Question. It did it every day in the shower. Now that I know about Permaculture and don’t shower every single day I do it first thing when I wake up ~ before anything else. It is really quite simple. Ask […]

Cultural Creativity & Financial Freedom, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

August 27, 2014

Daily Question :: the practice of humility in the age of “attraction”

Morning Poem This morning smoke curves up the hillside trees. And last night drifts across our faces like a poem. “Like smoke we take advantage of the wind,” you said. ~ Ron Talney I have some things to say about smoking. It’s been building up for awhile. While I do agree that pack a day […]

Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual

August 27, 2014

And the Skies Parted :: confessions of a ceremonial smoker

I have been thinking a lot about my calling in life, my work in the world and how it has evolved over my 44 years. I have been asking myself, Why do I work with trauma? Why have I spent so many hours and years wondering and working to understand what happens in trauma. The […]

Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

July 18, 2014

The Moon was Full Last Night :: why I work with trauma

Nervous Breakthrough: Derived from the oft referred to Nervous Breakdown, a Nervous Breakthrough occurs when, instead of viewing the symptoms of the aforementioned as pathological, one views them as important signs of imminent breakthrough. I once had a roommate who had spent about ten years practicing Zazen (a form of Buddhist meditation) who described the […]

Decoloniality & Liberation, Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

March 10, 2014

Nervous Breakthroughs :: why you need more of them

There is a Palace that opens only to tears – The Zohar I want to get really honest about grief, about what I call The Weeping. I have been in the closet about it for many years, only ever being half honest about how important the release of grief is. I was reminded once and […]

Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

March 1, 2014

Grief Gates :: how allowing your grief can get you through

May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in. ~Mother Theresa I have been talking about the weeping for many years. Mostly just with myself and the Angels. I sometimes describe it to people to explain why crying isn’t such a bad thing, when it is done right. Why I cling […]

Seasons, Ceremony & Ritual, Trauma Resolution, Healing & Depth Psychology

February 10, 2014

The Weeping :: the world’s most ancient healing art

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