Break Through Blocks

Is there that one thing (maybe two or three) that you have always secretly wanted to do? Maybe you pushed it so far to the back of your mind that you forgot what it was. Whether or not you can name that thing, you may know the voice that discourages you, warns you from stepping […]

How the Druid Brigade Began

For two years (in rain, heat or snow), a group of us in Rochester, NY have been going out and helping the trees in local parks by removing invasive species of vines which threaten to pull them down. In the process, we discovered a whole new way of communing with trees and nature and woods.  […]

Five Ways to Ground the Energy and Why It’s a Good Idea

After a life of high anxiety and over-thinking things, I had to relearn how to be in my body and ground. Grounding my energy has helped me in every way: It has helped me listen to my heart, calm my brain, and finish tasks—even get rid of the hiccups

Focus on What Shines in the Classroom and in Life

I was in class the other day and the semester was winding down. I had such a great group of students. Each was unique. I was looking over the outlines they created for their essay. I try to give them a way to creatively explore the topic, but don’t always have time to do this in class. Two of the students in class can’t go directly to an outline.

Heart Thinking with the Help of Trees

Heart Thinking with the Help of Trees
I did a lot of research on the brain for my book, “Why Zarmina Sings.” I had to find out how the brain worked under stress and how the brain worked differently when it was not causing the release of cortisol and other stress related hormones.