“The pen is mightier than the sword.” - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The first time I heard it I was like, “Oh daumm, so true!”
Words have the power to heal, incite wars, make people fall in love. And, most unfortunately, to exert power and enforce the dominance of few while suppressing many.
You may have noticed that I rarely offer a yes-or-no stance on cultural misappropriation, in part because it’s a super complex, gray area type of situation.
Are there some things that are 100% obviously taboo? Absolutely!
Like black-face. Wrong. Uh-uh. No way.
Other things may feel a little more obscure to some folks, while being extremely obvious to others.
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124 years. With everything going on right now in the world, I feel like the universe is handing us a gift… an early rebirth to facilitate the letting go of the weight of darkness, viruses, fear, and politics.
And there’s no better way to call in a ‘new you’, then a nature based ceremony.
Ceremonies and rituals, big or small, are simply love and intention made visible.
They are acts of faith and gratitude.
They are contracts made between the Self, Spirit, and the non-human beings you share your life with, like the land you walk on each day, the birds you hear, and the water you drink.
Ceremonies are also one way to refuel your hope for a brighter future.
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Palm Oil is highly praised for it's economy and affable nature by the biggest food companies in the world- so much so, that you can find it or it's derivatives, in 50% of the products we buy. But this cheap product comes at the very high cost of habitat loss, further endangering critical species. The complex drama rivals an M. Night Shyamalan film.
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*Transcript from my podcast, When You Know Better, You Do Better*
Mmmm, almond milk!
That delicious unassuming non-dairy drink starts out it’s life as an almond. And who doesn’t LOVE almonds?
Well I guess people with a tree nut allergy?
But other than that, who doesn’t LOVE almonds?
They’re super high in protein, loaded with fiber, oodles good fat, antioxidants, and Vitamin E - all of which has been linked to lower rates of cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimers.
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from previous years they’d be set on meat suit coverings. But today we have Fast Fashion- cheap clothing made rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends. So Instead of 4, we now 52 micro seasons of fashion trends a year. Yes you read that correctly, a new line rolling out into H&M, Forever 21, Walmart, etc. every week.
As a result, the fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry, just under the oil industry.
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Happy Day To You,
As I stood in the garden this morning offering gratitude for the day, I received a message from the trees and wanted to share.The trees shifting from green to bright orange and flame red, is a reminder that aging is not about the hard work of forcing change so we can be a beacon for others…
It’s about letting go of the physical work, and in that release, our true nature is revealed- festive colors that bring joy, inspiration, and delight to all.
On this Autumnal Equinox, please remember that the trees are not dying.
Have you ever wanted someone to give you a gold star for a job well done, like your elementary school teachers did?
“Little Sally, great job on your homework, gold star for you!”
Well, I have a super special surprise for you…
As much as I’d LOVE to show up at your door to give you that accolade, alas, I am not Santa with the magical powers to go around the world in a night.
So no, it’s not me, but I know some who can do that for you.
When the constant pursuit to do more leads to overwhelm and anxiety, it’s easy to find yourself feeling disconnected, exhausted, and paralyzed in indecision. For over 15 years, Lynn has been mentoring women through a nature-oriented framework that allows them to reclaim a sense of connection, peace, and purpose.