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Help the Environment, Knock Out Your Shopping, Get Amazing Goodies!

Don’t miss out: This exclusive offer is my donation on behalf of the North Carolina Conservation Network’s annual fundraiser. Auction ends SOON! Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Sweet, Endangered, Elusive Wood Thrush Visits

The sweet song of the wood thrush is unmistakable, but increasingly rare, as they are very endangered. Also famously elusive, we were lucky this day. Continue Reading

Why This Earth Day – Gaia’s Day – Matters More That Ever Before

We honor Gaia the Goddess, and Gaia. the science, on this holy day. Like all good mothers, She teaches us rules and boundaries so that we may thrive. Continue Reading

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It Is Time for the Shambhala Warriors to Awaken and Act

Twelve centuries ago, this prophecy was made. This video was recorded by our great elder, Joanna Macy, over three years ago. And now, the day has come. Today. Hear, know, and recognize who you are. Then shake off the chains of despair and helplessness. You are being called to this. Be of courage, and joinContinue reading Continue Reading

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Last Day to Help – Don’t Miss Out!

Exploring ecological self is part of the transforming process required to heal ourselves in the world. Practicing means breathing the air with renewed awareness of the winds. When we drink water we trace it to its sources: • a spring or mountain stream in our bioregion • and contemplate the cycles of energy as partContinue reading Continue Reading

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Help NC’s Best Environmental Stewards – And Have Fun, Too!

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. ~ Wendell Berry It’s time once again for the NC Conservation Network’s Annual Fundraising Auction The North Carolina Conservation Network isContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Final Gaia Friday: Ian Somerhalder Speaks for the Coral Reefs

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Every week since before Samhain, I have been sharing a video from the Conservation International’s “Nature Is Speaking” series, and calling it Gaia Friday. Today, we conclude with Ian Somerhalder speaking on behalf of the imperiled coral reefs. It’s an especially gorgeous video, so I hope that you’ll go to full screen (click the arrowsContinue reading Continue Reading

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Gaia Friday: Listening to the Soil

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Each week, I am sharing a video from the Conservation International’s “Nature Is Speaking” series, and calling it Gaia Friday. Today, as we near the end of the series, Edward Norton speaks on behalf of our planet’s soil. Please listen. We ignore this voice at our peril.

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Gaia Friday: Flower Power with Lupita Nyong’o

Each Friday, I am sharing a video from the “Nature Is Speaking” series, celebrating Gaia Friday. Today, Lupita Nyong’o asks us to consider the lilies of the fields, the forests, the gardens, the farms. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these, and without them, where would we be? To enjoyContinue reading Continue Reading

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Gaia Friday: Penélope Cruz Speaks for Water

Each Friday, I am sharing a video from the “Nature Is Speaking” series, and calling it Gaia Friday. Today, Penélope Cruz speaks on behalf of our planet’s sacred waters. To enjoy this gorgeous photography, I recommend clicking at the bottom right of the controls (once it’s playing), so you can see the video full screen.

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It’s Gaia Friday and Robert Redford Speaks for the Redwoods

As usual, I recommend going to full screen.  

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Gaia Friday: A Message from Mother

Today, I am resuming my Gaia Friday feature, showcasing the videos in the Nature Is Speaking series. Today, Julia Roberts speaks for Mother Earth, Herself. As usual, you might want to go to full screen for the stunning photography here. And if you are moved to do so, one small action you can take isContinue reading Continue Reading

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Gaia Friday: The Ocean Speaks

I think these beautiful (but necessarily disturbing) videos are so important that, except for next week (Samhain), I am going to be featuring one each week. So welcome to my second Gaia Friday. I hope you’ll stop by for a couple of minutes and tune in – Nature is Speaking and we need to listen. AndContinue reading Continue Reading

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Gaia Friday: The Rainforest Speaks

You may have already seen these beautiful videos, in which some famous people narrate on behalf of Mother Nature. I think they are so important that, except for Oct. 31, I am going to be featuring one each week. (Of course, you can skip ahead and see all of them at once, but what fun isContinue reading Continue Reading

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Last Chance!

Cooking classes at the famed Southern Season Cooking School. Books autographed by their authors.  An hour-long, private Tarot reading with me. Hand-carved Native American style flutes.  A basket full of Burt’s Bees products.  Guided birding walks.  Farm-to-feet cozy socks. Original watercolors. An ocean-front week at Nags Head.  Artisan necklaces and dazzling earrings. Half-day river cruiseContinue reading Continue Reading

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Only a Couple of Days Left…

Have you wanted to join my Birthday Club, or get an hour-long Tarot reading with me at (possibly) a huge discount? And while you’re at it, would you like to support clean air and water, and protect the health of the rich, beautiful lands of our state? Now is the time! I am supporting myContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: All the Water On Planet Earth

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Join the Save the World Symphony

What are our priorities?  What is the truth about “safe,” and what is the price of perpetuating the illusion of it? Most important, what is your unique gift, the instrument only you can play, that is needed for this symphony?  

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Thirty Days of Thanksgiving, Day 11: Thanks to These Advocates for the Environment

The North Carolina Conservation Network is a statewide network of over 100 environmental, community and environmental justice organizations focused on protecting North Carolina’s environment and public health. NCCN is an important watchdog pushing back against the huge interests that fund the coal power plants that disregard the EPA’s clean air standards, the logging and destructionContinue reading Continue Reading

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Thirty Days of Thanksgiving, Day 10: The Durham Farmers Market

How we eat determines to a considerable extent how the world is used…land that is in human use must be lovingly used; it requires intimate knowledge, attention and care.  ~ Wendell Berry (quoted on the Maple Spring Gardens home page)  Today is Saturday, and that means it’s time to get down to the Durham Farmers’Continue reading Continue Reading

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