GIVE THANKS When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and your strength, Give thanks for your food and give thanks for the joy of living. And if you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured that the fault is in yourself. — Tecumseh Tecumseh … Continue reading

A Smudging Ceremony

A week or so ago, at her east-side Tucson home, a very good friend held a smudging ceremony — a custom common to Native American and other indigenous cultures. Smudging, essentially a cleansing smoke “bath,” is used to remove negative energy, to restore balance by shifting energy, or to purify a person, a specific place … Continue reading

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