Cutting Trees for Arbor Day?

Forgot about American Arbor Day this year?  It's recognized on the last Friday in April (April 27th this year) but many states celebrate on their best tree planting date.  Still, you may decide to chop down a tree for Arbor Day rather than plant one.  Yes, that's what I said --- chop down a tree. …

Get a Universal Hug!

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day sat on my bucket list for several years.  With no events offered in my small, semi-rural community, I made up my mind last year to drive 1.5 hours to participate.  The powerful group energy felt like a profoundly calming universal hug, not to mention the good people I met …

It’s More than Just Earth Day

I grew up seeing public service messages of a Native American crying about litter strewn across the land and water they honored.  The message stuck.  I don't litter.  And I honor, I love, Mother Earth and our environment. When Earth Day began in 1970, it seemed like a good idea at the time.  It still …

Can You Love More than One Day?

Pets are on my mind.  I've finished viewing "The Truth about Pet Cancer" which I alerted you to in my previous post "Your Pet Trusts You."  And with today being National Pet Day I'm thinking about these beloved creatures more than usual.   According to PetSecure.com, "Americans spend over $50 billion annually on their pets, and …

Your Pet Trusts You…

...to do the right thing.  Please, if you love your pet you need to watch this ASAP.  There are several segments but each one is available to see for only 24 hours.  I offer this because I gravitate to nature and natural treatments.  Much of the critical information is shockingly true for our pets, ourselves …

Contemplating Compost

Death is not so permanent as one might think.  When contemplating compost, you more fully understand the cycle of life.  Fruits and vegetables provide nutrition to us.  Flowers offer beauty.  When their peelings, parings, stems and leaves are tossed into the bin to decompose, in time they become nutrition for the soil.   Black gold I …