Set your books down tonight, books of science, pages of genus and species, chapters on history and religion, the lives and passions of others. Can you remember what it was like to be a child? Walk the forest under full moon. Some things are hidden in darkness but others are alive in the soft light.…

Bhutan: Honor the Earth To Travel Is to Experience Our Identity and Unity to All Life. As a young child, my grandmother shared the natural world. We birded, hunted for mushrooms and gathered clay so my young eyes could learn and understand life. I didn’t realize how these excursions would lay the foundation for my…

Girls who shred POWDER in Jackson Hole- and there are a lot of them- are breaking through the ski lodge ceiling. With more visibility in film, competition, and business, they are poised to bring more heart and soul to a sport that has been dominated by boys since it was created. The most obvious example…

People often ask how we chose our current lifestyle. Did we consciously choose to raise our children so consciously? Or did moving into a yurt make us so conscious. Well, eight years ago, when we were living in a typical New England colonial house, in a typical New England town, no, I did not consciously…

  Exciting news!  Jackson Hole is on the list as one of the premiere screening locations for the upcoming documentary: HEAL. “HEAL takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s thoughts, emotions, and perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any disease. HEAL not only taps into…

Are we at a tipping point for understanding how the mind and body can heal and repair themselves? After attending the Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference at UCLA, it certainly feels that way to me. At this gathering, therapists, counselors, scientists, and mindfulness and self-compassion teachers came together to discuss the theme: Mind, Consciousness and the…

Earth Medicine is a system that is similar to astrology, except that it is based on earth cycles instead of the stars and planets. When you are born, the elemental energies are at work and you have certain animal, plants, minerals, winds and directions that all affect who you are and what your life’s purpose…

It was a cold, clear morning in April, and I awoke feeling pretty down. I won’t go into the details of why, but after wallowing around the house dabbling half-heartedly into a handful of unfinished projects, I realized that a dark cloud had settled heavily around me. Captain Ego was in full control, and I…

No one thinks twice when utilizing a coach to better his or her game. So why not use a life coach to better our lives? According to Holistic Life Coach Christie Watts-Schutt, “Life coaching is meant to be a stepping stone to our own greatness and can be a learning process applied toward all of…

An overwhelming period of anxiety took over my life a year ago… the gut wrenching, breath stopping kind, absolutely paralyzing both mentally and physically. Perhaps you’ve had times in life where you felt safe, stable and then the earth shattered beneath your feet (a landslide?!): your mind suddenly turned into a night-long, ever- working entity…

When I return home from a yoga training, like the 7 weeks I just spent with my teachers in Maui, I can most accurately gauge its effect. Do I feel rejuvenated, inspired, different or transformed in some way? Is there more clarity with regards to my current goals, intentions, and self-work? Do I have more…

It is summer in Jackson Hole. The verdant green of the valley shines into my windows with almost shocking intensity. As I gaze into shimmering aspen leaves over pink honeysuckle blooms in my yard, I’m finding it difficult to move away from this sublime present moment to take my readers with me on a journey…

Editors Note: this post was originally published on EarthWordSkyWord from Poet and Sidereal Astrologer Lyn Dalebout. New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Cancer “Yellowstone Hot Pond ~ Midway Geyser Basin” photo by Lyn Dalebout We enter a new SolLunar cycle this week, the last one before the Great American SolLunar Eclipse Cycle of August 21. This four-week period is…

Some call it a leap of faith when you take a jump into the unknown. But what is the unknown, really? What do we really not know anymore? Everything seems so premeditated, so measured and analyzed. In fact, when in uncertain situations, we tend to do as much analysis as possible to try to figure…

Do you eat well, exercise—or try to—and still struggle with food, weight and body image? Do you have trouble with overeating, emotional eating, fatigue, mood, digestive concerns, maintaining or losing weight, or with other eating challenges? If so, you are likely missing out on a critical piece of nutrition. When you limit your focus to what…

Have you ever loved something so much but you know it’s time to let it go? One morning you wake up and recognize that no matter how much you love it, it has done everything it can for you. You’ve learned the lessons. You’ve given 100%. And now the time has come to move on…

“Jackson is Neverland.” “You can’t have a ‘real’ life in Jackson.” “I’m thinking of moving away to find better opportunities.” If you’ve lived in Jackson Hole for long, you have heard people say these things. Why is it a common idea for people to express the idea that the options here are not “real life”?…

It happened again! First the frustrations, then it’s the anger. Then before you know it this overwhelming feeling of sadness encompasses your entire body. You feel paralyzed by doubt and overcome with question. You fall to your knees. “Why can’t I just make this happen?” “Why won’t it work?” “How come the universe just never…