The Elephant and the Rope

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did […]

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Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Sloe Gin Sauce

This month we are featuring one of our books, The Keepers’ Kitchen, that is unique from all the rest… our cookbook! Jim and I both tremendously enjoy time in the kitchen, preparing food that is beautiful to the eye, healthful to the body, and nourishing to the soul. We hope you enjoy these excerpts.    […]

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Working at Home

How to Work Better at Home

5 Great Ways to Manage YOUR Time and Find the Financial Freedom You Desire. “I just can’t find the time…” is probably the single greatest excuse we hear from our own lips, when trying to get it all done. Here are some GREAT ways to focus your time working at home, and create a workplace […]

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Pear & Potato Salad

This month we are featuring one of our books, The Keepers’ Kitchen, that is unique from all the rest… our cookbook! Jim and I both tremendously enjoy time in the kitchen, preparing food that is beautiful to the eye, healthful to the body, and nourishing to the soul. We hope you enjoy these excerpts.    […]

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Enter the Dark Half of the Year

The Autumnal Equinox is one of two days a year during which we have equal amounts of daylight and darkness. It marks the coming of the dark half of the year… 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 star, […]

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“Every man is an instrument and his life the melody.”

~ Jewish Proverb You are the creator of your own destiny, just as the musician is the maker of his own music. You are the instrument of choice, and you play out your life in the tempo and style that you choose.  If you were an instrument, what type would you be? Drums are the […]

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Hard Times Demand Hard Solutions

The intent of this blog is not to take a political position, nor to inflame the passions that are feeding the many crises we are facing… but to identify the state of our thinking, and to discover solutions to resolve our critical issues for a best outcome. Now is the time to commit to improving […]

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“Chance encounters open doors to success and friendships.”

Today’s world is bombarded with information from many sources, social, broadcast, print and network media, email, snail mail, and face to face conversations. Each offers a tumultuous collection of information, entertainment and… conflict. I read a disturbing message from a friend the other day that revealed this in a way I had never considered. My […]

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Family Matters

“Ye are who ye come from.” “Why do I care what they did or what they looked like? That doesn’t affect anything in my life now.” “I don’t understand why you spend so much time tracking down dead people. How is that relevant?” “I have no interest in my genealogy. I don’t really care where […]

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Wolf Fur, a Turkey Feather, and Some Balls of Dirt

“What’s in that bag you wear around your neck? Can I see it?” We get that question a lot. As people who follow a traditional tribal spirituality, we keep – and wear frequently – a leather pouch we call a medicine bag. Sometimes we have more than one over our lifetime. During a recent trip […]

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