An ending…and a beginning

After seven years, I am drawing This Lively Earth to a close. I have started a new blog called Nature :: Spirit, where I will continue some nature spirituality threads begun here and introduce others. The first post explains why the new blog.

Nature :: Spirit will be a place to try out the possibility that matter and spirit are not as split as Western societies like to think—that reality is more unified than most modern people give it credit for.

Please come join me at Nature :: Spirit. Your subscription from This Lively Earth will not carry over, so if you’d like to receive posts in your inbox, please sign up here.

See you at Nature :: Spirit!

Listening to Nature as Source

We just passed the longest day of the year and are now into summer. Happy Solstice! In my Santa Fe yard the Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus) of late spring is giving way to the firewheel (Gaillardia aristata) of summertime. … Read More…

It’s all a gift

Here in Santa Fe the pink apricot buds are swelling, and finches are nibbling hungrily at the fresh buds. Spring is coming! Though with more frost on the way we may not see ripe apricots this year, at the moment … Read More…


With tender hands: A solstice musing

This month, recovering from Bell’s palsy, I remembered how to live gently. (Am happy to say my face is good as new again—what a gift!) Being sick can take a person to that tender place, where comfort foods and soothing … Read More…