Lessons from an Ice Rink

The Five Faces of Discipline   he bedroom was always completely dark. I shared it with my mom while growing up in the tiny (800 sq ft) home of my grandparents. And my twin bed was so warm and cozy in the dead of winter. With not much insulation in the walls, our second floor […]

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Seven Gifts from the Stone of Death – Part 2

This week, we discuss the last four gifts of the Stone of Death: Attitude – why it is the driving force of your life, Senses – how they help us interpret our world, Action – what you do brings you to understanding… and Perfection – when and where perfection exists, and why you are already perfect!

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Seven Gifts from the Stone of Death – Part 1

“Each night when we go to sleep, Creator places the Stone of Death on our eyes. When the sun rises the next morning, Creator lifts the stone from our eyes that we might live another day.”  This is an old Panji Sippe belief that my Mide’ has always taught me: When we open our eyes […]

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What is The New Norm?

With the conversation today all about the “New Norm,” we thought it might be interesting to dive into just what is the “New Norm.” Let’s start with the basics… the word norm is a derivation of the word normal, whose roots in latin normalis. With us so far? The latin normalis meant “something made with […]

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Weird, Stressful, Heartwarming, Unexplored Times

These are weird times… Really freakin’ strange times. As I write this, there is a simultaneous Major Disaster status in all 50 of the United States, and now every single one of them has some variation of a “stay at home” order in place through at least April 30, 2020. I am amongst the extremely […]

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In a Crisis, It’s All About Tribe

  We are Hunkered Down Boozhoo Hello from the sequestered lodge of the WeWan Wisdom Keepers, Kelly Talking Heron and Jim Great Elk. Like much of the world today we are hunkered down in our lodge to help prevent the spread of this damnable Novel Coronavirus 19, COVID 19. Like you, we are doing our […]

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Winter Solstice, the Longest Night

Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. It marks the return of the sun and has longbeen held as both a time for celebration anda time of reckoning. In the time of our First Parents, around the First Fires of all the People around the world, the Elders tracked the movement of our […]

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Three Levels of Ritual

The Deepest Foundations The holiday season is fully upon us. We’ve just passed Chanukkah, winter solstice is on the 22nd, and Christmas is the 25th.  At the foundation of all the frenzy and excitement, lies the rituals – the traditions – each individual and family have carried forth from generation to generation.  Ritual brings the […]

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Empty Your Heart of Fear – Meditation

Perspective is Everything Tete is a Bayaka man, whose people live in the jungles of the Central African Republic. Honey is critically important to their nutrition, bringing much needed energy boosts. Its rarity and difficulty in procurement make it an especially tasty and delectable treat. The “difficulty in procurement” is no exaggeration. Beehives are found […]

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