by Eric Alan

January 08, 2022

The end and beginning of old year and new have been marked by a series of deep storms, reminding me of the close connection between water and abundance. Here in the woods, there’s a direct link between our well-being and that of the rivers and creeks. When the rains come, the rivers rise, the land thrives, our well is full and fresh, we have fleeting respite from wildfire risk. I’m grateful for liquid abundance at the end… READ MORE

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by Eric Alan

December 10, 2021

Our society looks as fractured as an old sidewalk, to me. The cracks and buckling beneath our feet have lately become severe, and we the people often reflect that. We mirror our conditions.

 

When stress fractures appear to run through everything, I’ve learned to do something simple to regain perspective on wholeness: I look up. Beyond pains and branches and buildings and doubts, there are no cracks in the… READ MORE

 
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by Eric Alan

November 13, 2021

Legends of a mythical “Fountain of Youth” have been around for thousands of years. They manifest in the words of the Greek writer Herodotus in the fifth century BC; in the 16th century travels of Puerto Rican explorer Juan Ponce de Leon; and in modern advertising touting various liquids and medicines as aging reversals. The legends have a timeless persistence that our individual bodies do not.

 

Neither… READ MORE

 
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