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The power of tending to small things…

The power of tending to small things... by Keri Kettle

Know your magic. What is it about you that changes things? That changes people? What is it inside you that changes? How is that even possible? If you know more brand names than plant names, start there. Rachael Rice* When you go to visit my grandmother, you have to let her show you the land. […]

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It’s okay to turn it off…

Photo credit:  Stacy de la Rosa

When the news is too full of horrible things, I have to turn it off.  Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time in silence as I drive.  I am overwhelmed by the images that show up on screens, especially now that they put televisions at gas stations, in banks and restaurants.  It feels like […]

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Feeling peer pressured by a mason jar…

Feeling peer pressured by a mason jar... by Keri Kettle

When I was a kid it was only advertisers that sold to us.  Burger King told us we could “have it your way!” and Coke said we should have their product with a smile.  Now, not only do we have ads on television, the internet and on our phone screens, but we sell our lives […]

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It’s time to unclench…

It's time to unclench... by Keri Kettle

I was sitting in a booth of a local Mexican restaurant when I heard two girls slide in to the booth behind me.  One was on the verge of tears, saying, “I called you because I need someone to cheer me up, I’ve been crying for days.”  Her friend responded with “Let’s get you a […]

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An urgent message…

An urgent message... by Keri Kettle

What you can stop doing right now… You have to stop scurrying from one thing to the next. You have to stop reading your texts at the stoplights (or on the freeway). You have to stop trying to get all of the things done. There is time for hugs, even if you have to drag […]

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