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Spring Cleansing

If you go out into your garden now and meet the humble plants that pop out first thing in the spring, they can teach you a lot about starting fresh. Dandelion pushing out of a corner of a building or between the cracks of a sidewalk can teach you about resilience, strength, and determination.

Let Go Of the Banana

The heart as an integration organ works both to integrate information from within our body and also information about our environment, meaning our relationship with the people, animals, and plants that are around us as is reflected through the autonomic nervous system. It is the place where the “in” and “out” of our being meet.

Gratitude For Life

When you sit around the Thanksgiving table this year, give thanks to life. The life of the turkey and the vegetables on your plate. The life that was given to you and your loved ones and the life of those you don't really love. Life is the most precious gift that was given to us.


Tulsi can remind us of the abundance we have in our lives. When we acknowledge the richness and fullness of life, stress levels decline and we are able to face the challenges in our journey with courage, joy and an open heart.

GMO Yes or No?

When I have a conversation with people about the issues surrounding genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), many are confused about them. So here is my attempt to make things clearer.

Farmer's Vision Quest

It is a very humbling experience when our plans meet the reality of nature. Agriculture is a culture because it combines the vision of religion, the healing power of science, and creativity of the farmer.

Contemplation on weeding 2

Like in the garden, our everyday life is filled with weeds. How many of us stop to contemplate our inner garden? Our life is filled with obligations. How many of these obligations are flowers that beautify our garden? How many are weeds that suffocate our inner garden and fill us with stress and anxiety?