We are Beautifully, Mercifully Unfixed—Reimagining what it Means to Heal

Metal cutters in hand, I make my way deeper into the forest.

I have walked this path many times but never prepared with thick gloves and the right tools.

As I approach the wounded trees, I pause for a moment to witness them, the wire fencing...

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The Disobedience of Feral Things

At breakfast she is eager to release her damp dream into the dry air.

 

“We were traveling to see the ospreys, mama. They were on the cell phone towers making their gigantic nests.” 

 

That is all it takes to release...

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Bone-Level Nourishment for the Darkest Days of the Year

A blanketed hush lays across the fields now. The land seems to be saying, “shhh, no more talking now.” Feathers swell and fur thickens. Hibernating frogs rest on the bottom of creek beds. Misty breath emerges from the stolen dens of...

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Resourced in Your Roots

Resilience. 

This word has been rolling around in my head these last few weeks. 

How are we resilient beyond armoring, grit, clenched teeth and sweaty effort, resilient beyond some impenetrable, diamond toughness?

What is the resilience...

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Sing To Me Just Like That: Part 5

FLAME

 

I didn’t grow up with fire. There were no forest fires where I lived. There was no ritual to greet fire as an ancestor, the way it breathes with generous lungs, the way it warms our bones with a primordial spark. I don’t...

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