Magical Urban Edges

The current state of the world has put me in the doldrums and writing anything seems impossible, so blogs are a bit irregular.  On the more positive side, it has many of us outdoors more!  As the flowers begin to bloom I always take notice of the “edges”.  The edges are those little bits of … More Magical Urban Edges

The Great Outdoors

The pandemic is restricting everyone’s activities and leaving folks itchy with cabin fever. The great outdoors is still available, minus playgrounds, so many are out hiking and taking long walks. For us “outdoorsy” types it can be a bit of a shock to see so many faces showing up in our usual woods and trails. … More The Great Outdoors

Springtime Achoo!

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where my tissues is! I love Spring and all its glories and challenges.  New growth peeking out everywhere reminding you that plant identification is all about patience and maybe you don’t know as much botany as you thought.  Warm, sunny days with yellow clouds of pollen … More Springtime Achoo!

Listening Heals

Each New Year brings up the infamous social network question, “what is your word of the year?”.  We brazenly put forth a single word to define our entire annual focus and then soon forget it.  This year I tried to ponder the question with a degree of reflection and I choose the word “listen”.  Listening … More Listening Heals

Thawing the Freeze

Sometimes in life we just plain freeze up.  It can be subtlety insidious with a slowing down when life gets chaotic and before you know it you are overwhelmed and completely frozen — unable to move forward or any other direction. A year ago I changed “Murgatron’s Musings” to “Marigold Moon Herbal and Wellness” to … More Thawing the Freeze

The Little Deaths In Life

Originally posted on Contemporary Shaman:
The shamanic path is sprinkled with what is referred to as ‘Little Deaths’. In traditional shamanism this would come by taking a plant medicine like Ayauasca named “ The Little Death”. This is due to going through an initiated rebirth of sorts where you transform, transcend and release. However even…