Thoughts on a Tattered Road Map Called Life

During these convoluted times, most of us have in some way or another, reflected on where we are, how we got here and what’s next. At the WeWán Institute we have likewise been contemplating these and many other important questions. The questions and the answers we find, will be pivotal for the future of each […]

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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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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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WeCast: How Often Are You Awake at 3am?

Are you a night owl? Do you prefer staying up late at night? If so, what do you do in the wee hours when everyone else is snoozing? This week we talk about our own proclivity to be up late at night – both working and playing. Many people are incredibly creative during this time, […]

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WeCast: A Remote Control for Time

What would you do with a remote that controls time? Would you use it or destroy it; go into the future or past? In this week’s thought-provoking discussion, we contemplate where in the past we would go, with whom we would visit, and whether it is of any benefit to become aware of, or control, […]

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Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist Until It Arrives

The Fine Art of Staying Present We’ve all heard the platitudes about the preciousness of time and staying in the moment. It’s easier said than done, isn’t it? Life gets hectic and it’s easy to get wrapped up in our schedules. Trying to “get ahead” – the words themselves! – ensure we are liking towards […]

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WeCast: Favorite Ways to Waste Time

What’s your favorite thing to do when you want to do… nothing? Or, should we say, when you want to relax and not have to think about work and obligations. This week we discuss our favorite things to do when it’s time to slow down and do something fun. Everyone has their own unique way […]

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One Heartbeat Away…

Happy Beginnings I’m quite certain she knew there would eventually be heartache in the decision to marry a man 20 years her senior. But the love was deep… strong… undeniable. He was so handsome, so very full of life. One of those men that everyone wanted to be near – men and women, children and […]

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