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Topic ~ Caregiving


Shatter Old Beliefs

Shatter old beliefs that don't feel true. Ask: Do I know that's true? How do I know?  Can I apply love to my relationship with this belief? When presenting a belief, how is it received? Many of our beliefs are generational. "We learn what we live" is said of beliefs...

The Paradox that is Diabetes

I have been encouraged to write about food as it relates to diabetes so I thought I’d tackle it this weekend. As I gaze out on grass growing in the back pasture and an aged groundhog nibbling under the bird feeder, I am wondering how to approach such a broad topic....

We Feel Because We Are Alive

Welcome to #31daysofselfcare2018   This morning the words "como se siente" came into my head. I had barely opened my eyes to greet the day. A good time indeed to get my attention before my head clutters with other news of the day. What is curious about this phrase is...

Topic ~ Human Trafficking


Sustainable Seafood Summer Grilling

I’m sitting on my deck writing and working on a new product line. Words cannot adequately describe the commotion that is going on in my backyard! For several days blackbirds have been taking over the bird feeder. Only yesterday morning did I see them back down to a...

The Hand that Milks the Cow

I continue to think of how results of Fairtrade practices filter down to farm laborers. Fairtrade considers fairness to farm owners but often leaves out fairness to laborers. This is often reflective of the need for awareness, education and a change in cultural...

Topic ~ Food


International Coffee Day 2018: Women in Coffee

This morning I took a coffee break at Life Perks Coffee Company in Wilton, Maine. I don’t go often, but when I do, I always order the “French Toast” latte. I’m not sure that’s the real name, but with brown sugar and cinnamon, it tastes like French toast. It’s...

August is the Season of Summer Fresh Sweet Corn

There are a few foods that mark the peak of a Maine summer like sweet corn. Yesterday, besides beet greens, cucumbers, and string beans, I picked up a “baker’s dozen” ears of corn at Whitewater Farm in New Sharon, Maine. Once you find the food you love, it’s like the...

Topic ~ Spiritual


Shatter Old Beliefs

Shatter old beliefs that don't feel true. Ask: Do I know that's true? How do I know?  Can I apply love to my relationship with this belief? When presenting a belief, how is it received? Many of our beliefs are generational. "We learn what we live" is said of beliefs...

Blanketing the World with Denmark’s Hygge

How to survive the rest of winter is today’s question. Mainers know that winter has a way of causing us to be snow schlepping around in fur-lined boots at a time when April showers are elsewhere. In the quest to find something interesting and innovating to take me...

Topic ~ Building Community


Shatter Old Beliefs

Shatter old beliefs that don't feel true. Ask: Do I know that's true? How do I know?  Can I apply love to my relationship with this belief? When presenting a belief, how is it received? Many of our beliefs are generational. "We learn what we live" is said of beliefs...

Blanketing the World with Denmark’s Hygge

How to survive the rest of winter is today’s question. Mainers know that winter has a way of causing us to be snow schlepping around in fur-lined boots at a time when April showers are elsewhere. In the quest to find something interesting and innovating to take me...