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Co-Creating with Nature

BY MADISYN TAYLORTo co-create, we must first begin with a foundation of mutual respect.Gardens offer us a perfect opportunity to reconnect to our true selves and remember our place in the natural world. Rather than approach our gardens as mere investments of energy, we can look at the entire process of gardening, from planting seeds to harvesting food, as a way of deepening our conscious relationship with the creative force of the universe. If we are willing to shift our intention from dominating, or at least directing nature, to co-creating with nature instead, we may discover a deep peace and renewed sense of wonder. To co-create we must first begin with a foundation of mutual respect. As you create your...

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When Life Throws You a Curveball

BY MADISYN TAYLOR When the unexpected happens, you always have your inner core strength which cannot be taken from you.In life, we are always setting goals for ourselves and working to make them happen. This gives us focus and ensures that we use our time and energy efficiently and effectively. It also provides us with a sense of purpose and direction. We know where we are going and what we want to do. But quite often, due to forces outside our control, things do not go as we had planned--the flat tire on the way to the wedding, the unforeseen flu virus--and we have to adjust to a postponement or create a whole new set of circumstances. Even positive turns...

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Dear Future Lover, From a Woman With Borderline Personality Disorder

By Rachael Seider Dear future lover, Love me as a whole.I will give you my soul.When we get into a small fight,The fear that you will leave me feels right. When you say something I don’t like,I want to say, “Take a hike.”Baby, please stay.Accept my fear.Please, don’t shed a tear. Dear future lover, If you make even the smallest mistake,My heart may break.I may try to push you away once more.But please, understand what I am doing it for. Give me some space.When I forgive you, I will race,Race right into your loving caress.My next episode is our best guess.Together we can beat my borderline.Working as a team,We’ll be just fine. Dear future lover, Some days, I may forget...

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