Newsletters

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Recent Issues

I get advice on aging from three wise teachers in my December newsletter.

In my November newsletter, I ponder forgiveness after visiting the Homeland War Museum in Croatia.

In my November newsletter, I ponder forgiveness after visiting the Homeland War Museum in Croatia.

Some thoughts on Vincent Van Gogh and the transformational power of art in my October newsletter.

In my September newsletter I make a literary pilgrimage to the Anne of Green Gables sites in Canada.

Chaco Canyon in New Mexico is hard to get to, either freezing or blazing hot, and often full of blowing sand. And it’s worth every bit of inconvenience and hardship. Reach my August newsletter to learn why.

My husband’s recent medical adventures become fodder for my July newsletter.

Looking for a place to do research on your family history? In my June newsletter, I visit one of the nation’s best genealogy collections (added bonus: a splendid collection of Abraham Lincoln documents and artifacts).

In my May newsletter, I learn some things about sadness as a superpower from the Sufis of Istanbul and Susan Cain’s new book Bittersweet.

In my April newsletter, I give praise to the guru who lives in my phone.

In my March newsletter, some reflections on the Hawaiian goddess of fire.

I learn some spiritual lessons from animals in my February newsletter.

In my January newsletter I reflect on lessons for the New Year from the new book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman.

In my December newsletter I travel to Alaska to see the aurora borealis.

I get a lesson from the Taoists, and from water, in my November newsletter.

In my October newsletter, I travel to South Dakota to see one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: the Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park.

An uninvited guest, and the ancient Greeks, teach me something new about families in my September newsletter.

I’m on the lookout for the arrival of my new book on August 24–see my August newsletter for details.

Past Issues

In the Cathedral of Trees: July, 2021

The Three-Step Process Everyone Should Know: June, 2021

A Preview of My New Book: May, 2021

Whatever It Is, It’s Solved By Walking: April, 2021

Bright Sadness & Sober Happiness: March, 2021

Breathing Our Way to the Sacred: February, 2021

The Gift of Silence: January, 2021

The Coziness Cure: December, 2020

In the Midst of Death, Gratitude: November, 2020

The Sacred Quarries of Minnesota: October, 2020

My New Friends the Stoics: September, 2020

The Great Serpent of Ohio: August, 2020

The Solace of Nature: July, 2020

The Web of Wyrd: June, 2020

After the Fire: May, 2020

All Shall Be Well: April, 2020