July 4th: Story of Freedom or Fear?

Twenty-some years ago, I wrote my master’s thesis on the topic of the Fourth of July.  As a student of the history of the American West, I looked at how different communities celebrated this national holiday in 1876, the centennial celebration of the birth of the...
trust your WILDNESS.

trust your WILDNESS.

*** what do you think — does this story need a “warning: do not try this at home” disclaimer? *** A few years ago I was hiking in Grand Teton National Park, heading to Phelps Lake for an afternoon of swimming, meditation, and reconnecting with my...
unexpected wisdom from St. Lucia

unexpected wisdom from St. Lucia

Maybe it’s the fresh cocoa. We did get all blissed out on theobroma cacao — cocoa beans freshly picked from the pods, at the chocolate restaurant we dined at one day last week during the Joyful Genius Unleashed retreat in St. Lucia. But I think it’s...