The Irony of the American Lawn or Reasons to Naturalize

This was emailed to me by studio helper and friend Claire. As with so many of these, I don’t know the source but it is good. Conversation between God and St. Francis. GOD: Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened

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Loons affected by fireworks

Common Loons are considered an endangered species here in Michigan and they are struggling due to many factors; low water levels, lead poisoning , etc have all had a negative impact over their breeding populations for the last couple of decades. They are also affected by the loud noise of fireworks in a *very* negative

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It’s not about the issue!!!

Do you remember what the issue even was in your argument say, a month ago? Most often we forget the issue but remember the pain of the conflict. Those of us who need to process verbally (the talkers) may remember feeling unheard, discounted, cut off, alone and in need of talking till we feel we

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Fracking info and action opportunities

To sign petition please click on the link below: Drillers Need To Clean Up Their Act – Drillers Need To Clean Up Their Act It’s hard to go a day without hearing something in the news about the consequences of the oil and gas drilling rush across the United States. The rush is due

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Fireworks – Educational Resources

The following articles and links go into depth about the toxic heavy metals in fireworks  and how they effect human health and  the effect  explosions from fireworks have on veterans, wildlife, and pets. I hope you will share this link so everyone can be informed and make wise, informed choices on the day some veterans

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Skilled Compassionate Listening tools

These tools are great for couples, groups, friends or in cases of conflict mediation. You can even use them to listen to yourself! Skilled Compassionate Listening Tools

God Bless the Honeybees….


Organic Farmers Take Monsanto to Court and Lose Court of Appeals Sides with Monsanto Over Organic Farmers by Elizabeth Renter June 12th, 2013 Updated 06/12/2013 at 2:13 am There have been numerous cases where Monsanto’s GM seeds end up drifting into organic fields. You would think that the organic farmer, if any party, could take some action, but Monsanto is actually the

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Tools for Mindfulness Meditation

“Experience the un-grasping of your mind” There is no short cut to mindfulness, present moment awareness or self awareness. It takes practice. But with practice comes the joy of noticing that you are integrating this new found awareness into your daily life! Mindfulness meditation helps us to become more centered, stable and less reactive in

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Empower me in this season of transformation…

Gracious and Loving Mystery We Call God, Empower me in this season of transformation that I may be the change I want so much for the world. Release from me angry thoughts, judgments and resentments that keep me trapped in the past and fearful of the future, causing me to miss the transformative moments you

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