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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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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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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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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The Wisdom of the First Animal Elders

The Story of Grandmother Turtle and the Creation of Earth (Tula) It is told to us by the Ancestors, in our oral traditions, that when we seek knowledge to see the important things, we must go on a quest, a spiritual search, to walk on the other side of the web of life. This long-held […]

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