Balancing extremes at First Fruits

Balancing extremes at First Fruits

  As the season changes and shifts on February 2, how do you balance extreme realities —   such as the inert face of the parched earth with the juiciness of ripe stone fruits and berries? If you are in the northern hemisphere, read on, because extremes can...
Can it be summer without sunshine?

Can it be summer without sunshine?

    How do you lean into the gifts of summer when it is rainy or cloudy and not very summery?   This is what a reader from Tauranga at the end of last summer. Sarah wrote to me, wondering, ‘Many of the summer blessings you describe in Dancing with...
How to approach summer solstice 2023

How to approach summer solstice 2023

  Summer solstice, te maruaroa o Hine Raumati, is approaching. The longest day will be here on December 22nd. Is it on your calendar?   Is it in your awareness?   Why am I drawing your attention to summer solstice?   This, the most glorious festival of...
Make way for Beltane — again!

Make way for Beltane — again!

    I was surprised. She didn’t want to be Persephone in the school play. I thought all the girls would have lusted after the part of the maiden, dancing with her friends amidst the spring flowers, her head crowned with a ring of blossoms. But not...
How to approach summer solstice

How to approach summer solstice

    Summer solstice is approaching. The longest day will be here on December 22.   Is it on your calendar? Is it in your awareness?   Why am I drawing your attention to summer solstice?   This, the most glorious festival of the year, is easily...