Reflection On The New Year — New Decade, And A Deeper Choice and Focus For This Life And Time

New Year's cleaning and organizing, both literal and figurative, is a way to show up for myself at a time when our world and environment is presenting a lot of stress and overwhelm. The act of cleaning, organizing and such, clears the way for...

Dogs Are Strange, Gross And Wonderful: Part Three

Our Family House Elf -- Who Happens To Be Disguised As A Dog C.S. Sherin, posted and updated October 3, 2019 This story will conclude this short series (part one, part two) about some of the dogs of my life and heart. The funny thing about this conclusion is that our current dog's story hasn't … Continue reading Dogs Are Strange, Gross And Wonderful: Part Three

Dogs Are Strange, Gross And Wonderful, Part Two

Miss Honey on the trail, circa 2010. Photo by CS Sherin The Story Of The First Dog I Ever Rescued As An Adult, Miss Honey Sept. 26, 2019 Dogs are embodied joy. Most of the time, when I see a dog, I smile. Most dogs live in the moment with a sweet intensity and playful … Continue reading Dogs Are Strange, Gross And Wonderful, Part Two

Everyone Can Channel Healthy Mother Energy, No Matter Gender Or Species

Becoming Lifelines Of Compassion And Right Action Photo by pixel2013 on Pixabay CS Sherin, updated 05-14-2019 I originally wrote this piece for Mother's Day, but I don't want to limit this thought and action to one day. This is for everyone, and for every day. This is a time of emergency on many fronts, and … Continue reading Everyone Can Channel Healthy Mother Energy, No Matter Gender Or Species

Mental Health Awareness Week, And 4 Things That Helped Me

Mental Health and Mental Illness are important and huge issues/topics in our world. There are so many aspects we need to address, I cannot begin to elaborate on it all here and now. All in all, we need to create systems that are healing and healthy for people, communities, and nature--and dismantle the corrupt, abusive systems, which contribute to trauma and mental health disruptions. From a personal perspective, mental illness shaped my early life, as my father was mentally ill. In fact, he was a....