LOVE (happy valentine’s! this is about big love, not just romantic love)

Touched by an Angel We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold,... Continue Reading →

Addiction is not an Illness

I don’t see addiction as an illness. But some of the things we choose as an addiction are far more physically and emotionally destructive than others. I also don’t see addiction as limited to drug use. I see addiction as the way that we live. It is, a necessity, at this stage of living. But only because we have not fully grasped that the way that we are living, forces us into lives of distraction. I feel that most of us have this reversed. The prevailing presumption is that our lives of distraction drive us to ignore the things around us. When really there is so much damage done to the paradise of nature and the sense of community and connection…that distraction is just about the final frontier for us to not go insane from the realization of just how dire things are here and now. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The Natural Effect #foodie friday

If you thought you were doing the right thing by buying products labeled “natural,” you’re not alone. Which is why it may surprise you to learn that by law this label means absolutely nothing. It carries no definition, the FDA has never defined it, and it is simply used by the food industry to sell product, charge premiums and mislead you. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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