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Walk in Balance

Great Elk’s thoughts… Hello my friend, Thank you for asking me to remind you of Our Way. I am honored to share again this with you. As each of us make important decisions which may cause profound reactions, it is wise to hearken the lessons learned from the Elders. The lesson taught with Walking in […]

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For the Crooked Path of Life is the Teacher of all Things Important

The axiom in life is that it’s complicated, and through those complications, we become better in all things small or large. Take for example, the air conditioner project we’ve been working on. This last January we created a really fine gym in our one car garage, with elliptical, weight bench and free weights, chin up […]

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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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WeCast: Merry Christmas!

**SPOILER ALERT**  [This podcast is a bit longer than our others. Jim shares a very touching story with you around time marker 15:30… keep listening, you won’t want to miss it!] Merry Christmas to all our Christian friends and family who are celebrating this day! It is full of traditions, and culinary culture, and fond […]

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WeCast: Winter Solstice… Good Yule!

Winter Solstice occurs on late on Friday December 21 this year which makes December 22 the first full day of winter in the northern hemisphere. It has ancient roots in many cultural traditions worldwide. Who celebrates it? Why? How? What is its history and connection to Christian celebrations? And what other cultures and peoples continue […]

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WeCast: Favorite Holidays & Food Traditions

Staying on the topic of holidays, the whole month of December – this week we discuss our favorite holidays of the year and… get back to the topic of food! Every holiday has certain foods associated with it – from burgers and hot dogs on July 4th to Christmas cookies on Christmas – and everyone […]

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WeCast: The Holidays… Getting Back to the Basics

Happy Holidays from the WeWan! We are now solidly into the holiday season, with Chanukah having just begun, solstice and Christmas coming up soon.  This week we discuss the commercialization of this holiday gift gifting season and how we might reset our thinking. Ideas on how to bring the holidays back to a more simple […]

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Thanksgiving Time

  It’s Thanksgiving Day! For most people in United States Thanksgiving is a day where families gather to break bread and celebrate the family unit. This usually results in an tryptophan and/or sugar crash. For those who haven’t succumbed to overeating, they spend the day watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, or football games on TV. […]

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Popular and Lesser Known Holidays

As harvest season and the winter months are upon us, so are the Holy Days, and the “holidays.” Around the world people are celebrating their harvest, the coming of seasonal changes, and important Holy events in their lives. We are familiar with the holidays in our regions, particularly for our North American followers, the religious […]

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