Archive for Family

City of the Dead, Ceremonial Healing

Ancient Tribal Traditions Survive in Modern Festivities For eons we humans have called on our ancestors in times of trouble, and that need still exists today. Making peace with the past is essential for making peace [...]

Turning Grief Into Compassion & Personal Power

If we have the tools to navigate it in a constructive way, grief can liberate us from fear and help us cultivate a deep sense of compassion. This notion was completely foreign to me for the first [...]

Comics in the Classroom, Environmental Lessons Made Fun

Stories shape us, our beliefs and our culture. Those seeking to create a better world must engage in self-reflection and explore the narratives that guide our lives. As we recently learned from Robin Grille, the time [...]

A Love That’s Louder Than Rage: the Beautiful Revolution

At first I thought… The most powerful thing that you can do for your people, your future, your land, your air, your water is to fight and die for what you believe in. But it’s not [...]

Align Self with Love

When I was a little girl I remember getting made fun of for my nose. Kids would say it was like a “ski jump”  (we lived in a ski town, so this made sense). For a long [...]

Violence is a Preventable Brain Disorder

‘Think of a world without war, a world of social justice, a world of ecological sustainability.’ This is how Robin Grille starts his talk at TEDX Pittwater. Robin is a psychologist, author, educator and advocate for [...]

Global Meditation Celebrates World Spirit Day on December 21

It’s as if humanity has fallen into a great amnesia, forgetting our connection to the land, to each other, to the future and to the past. Organizers of The Unify Global Meditation at 3:03 pm PST on [...]

Key to Freedom, World Forgiveness Day

Forgiving others does not fix their mistakes, we forgive them to release ourselves from the heavy burden of holding grudges and carrying bitterness in our heart. It accomplishes something even greater than that, it allows us each [...]

I Speak For The Spirit of Water & Those Who Have No Voice

“I can see clearly through the sentimental veil of childhood memories, the voices of my Elders that taught me about the water as a sacred being… I am here to tell you not to forget… that the [...]

The Wisdom of The Ages Speaks Through A Child’s Voice

You will be floored by the words of 12-year-old, Ta’Kaiya Blaney, a Sliammon First Nation Youth who speaks with the eloquence and wisdom of an elder.  For those who have forgotten what really matters, this voice calls you [...]