Courage to Thrive & Summer Solstice Bliss

North Gate Farm News Well, it’s been a long while since my last post! The last two months have been a whirlwind of adjustments and adaptation to the new place, wherever it may be that you find yourself now standing. From that central point within, get rooted into being alive because the world is only…

The Solar Plexus & Life Digestion

Lifestyle Crux Unravel chronic DIS-EASE one string at a time. Disseminate the pieces and discover a root cause. As one stands at the crossroads of growth and decay, it is logical to choose life over death…. although death is the inevitable outcome of life. You can choose to master the quality of this inate process….

Metaphor of Time Perception

Running for Life Is your life ruled by the schedule of time, never seeming to have enough? Or are you ruled by the escapism of reality into a timeless dreamworld? Where is your mind if not in the present? Time appears to be a multidimensional phenomenon that relays location sensory perception. It exists and yet…

Winter Harvest on the Farm

Fresh food doesn’t get better than locally grown and in season When my family and I first moved out to a little rural town near the far northern border of California, a driving motivation was to live as close to the land as possible and grow lots of food to the point where eventually we…

SHADES OF THE BLUES

Hush, it is only the Winter who has come to take the land… It is the time of year when sunlight exposure is at minimum and temperatures dip into the freezing realm. A damp and heavy atmosphere often blankets the sky as fire in the wood stove is always providing. Energy is redirected toward introspective…

Internet Fasting

No cell service, no internet connection, lots of snow… How would you spend your time? Sometimes it feels like this technocratic way of life consumes a piece of something spiritual, yet at the same time it is astounding how it connects people together in a digital space.   Those of us old enough to remember the…

Landslides and Roadblocks

A Winter Reality Check Suffering can be brutal and seem unfair, but the rewards are to know the difference and care more.  What do you do when there is a downpour of earth shaking tragedy that has washed over your lifescape? A sudden chasm opens up and has swallowed something familiar and precious to you….

Learning New Skills is a Double-Edged Sword

Rhythm & Reflection Excitement and enthusiasm for initiated decisions could wane as frustration at the pure volume of information that is spread out resembles a much grander feat than initially thought. Paralleling foundational knowledge and study is apprenticeship, bringing essential and relative experience. I really do love the process of learning new skills even though…

Seeds in my Hands, The Best Medicine

Grow Your Own Food Unless you’re living in a super insulated utopian dome of everlasting paradise, you’ll know the world is changing at supersonic speed in every direction. You have to be an awake player in the game of life using all skills learned and yet to be, to navigate magnetic pole excursions, grand solar…

Leaping Beginner Blogger

Do you ever feel like there are times in your life that you have to be dragged across the threshold? Resistance to good things happening is rooted in fear of failure. Self doubt killed the dream before it even had a chance to unfold. This very first post is about going beyond comfort zones, breaking…