Bedroom July 23 2012
RED PATH JOURNEY ::: Peggy Baraldi Fok
The desert could be a physical place; it could be a period of illness or breakdown of some kind; it could be a decision to stop living superficially. In any case, it’s a movement away from slavery to our illusions, compulsions, and superficial living, and a decision to enter an unknown land – the desert – either geographically or within ourselves.
The desert is threatening because it is the place, which lacks all the supports that we believe are necessary for our existence, and the silence and the absence of activity normally associated with “living.” … I discovered my true essence after one month in the desert, and not quite done processing what has taken place since arriving.
About Peggy: Peggy’s almost 20 years of professional experience includes Marketing Manager for a daily newspaper, producer for a top classic rock radio station, co-founder of an internet start-up, publicist for A-list talent, national publicist for DreamWorks SKG, handling the media for feature films, and online marketing and website management for a travel software company.
She left the corporate world in 2000 to travel around the globe volunteering at Outward Bound in South Africa, working with orphans in Malawi, and teaching English to children of the the Amazon in Peru. She returned to the US in 2010 from a 3-year trip to Cuba, Mexico, and S.East Asia on an indigenous wisdom journey that changed her life.
She is currently training to become a Waldorf High School Teacher in the area of art and is actively involved in the film community, offering marketing and viral services to several film festivals and documentaries. Peggy participated and produced the video for the Bali Institute Thought Leaders Gathering.
FORGIVENESS: 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD LET GO OF RESENTMENTS::: Purpose Fairy
“Forgiveness is the most powerful thing that you can do for your physiology and your spirituality, and it remains one of the least attractive things to us, largely because our egos rule so unequivocally. To forgive is somehow associated with saying that it is all right, that we accept the evil deed. But this is not forgiveness. Forgiveness means that you…
About Dana: When nobody’s watching, I pretend I’m a moon sprite; transcendent, effervescent, ever curious. Yet my birth certificate says I’m a human born in Romania. Oh well. Find Dana on Facebook.
WE’RE ALL SPINNING ROUND ::: Life in the Slow Lane
One of my most favorite memories from college was going out into the main lawn in the middle of the night and spinning around and around in circles alongside my friends. The real world is an overwhelming place, and for some of us, college was the first place we were completely slammed with the reality of this. Spinning around in circles was childish fun that freed us from the every day tension and drama we were encountering. Oftentimes as an adult I feel like I’ve begun to spin around in circles for fun, but then, somewhere along the way I forgot to stop, and I begin to feel sick. My world is upside down, and the adventure and freedom I sought in my many diversions is again elusive. I feel stuck.
About Angie: Angie is a Pacific Northwest homesteading blogger. She lives on 5 acres with her husband, 5 children, 7 goats, 2 alpacas, some chickens, a cat, a dog, and lots of garden plants. She writes about whatever she’s currently fascinated with, puzzled by, or thinking about. Some of those things are homeschooling, gardening, photography, history, faith, parenting, food preservation, herbal medicine and anything done from scratch. She loves to dig in dirt, be barefoot, laugh with kids, spin yarn, write, make beautiful photographs, and learn new things alongside her favorite people: her family.