It was early morning, and the softly slanting light held the promise of another beautiful summer day. After finishing my breakfast I was sitting in the open doorway of my back porch enjoying the lushly blooming splendor of the garden, and as I listened to the sounds of the fountain and the conversations of the birds I felt completely content with being exactly where I was. …Continue reading
On June 23, 2013 a young raven sat on the fence of Gertie Cleary’s Novia Scotia farm and yelled for help for an hour. He made such a fuss that the family finally went to see why and discovered that he had four porcupine quills stuck in him, three in his face and one in his …Continue reading
Photo: Debbie Noyes ©Rose De Dan 2012
On a recent visit to Yellowstone National Park, enroute to this year’s A Walk on the Wild Side event and our ceremonies with the animals, I did what many visitors do—I went browsing in the gift store. I was sure there was nothing I needed, so what harm could …Continue reading
Two Sparrows ©Rose De Dan 2010
My Reiki students know how much I love a good Reiki story, and once in a while I receive one that I just have to share. You’ll understand why when you read this one from Cindy Stelzner, a Reiki Master with an open heart and access to healing Reiki energy. …Continue reading
©Rose De Dan 2009
I was having one of those days, feeling a little down and very rushed and overwhelmed. As Puma and I were midway through our usual stroll around the neighborhood, I became aware of a small group of teenage boys. They were clustered together by the path that meanders through Whale Tail Park, armed …Continue reading
Puma runs snowy arches in Schmitz Park ©2008 Rose De Dan
This morning when I woke up I knew, even without my contact lenses in, that something was different. There was a kind of glow coming from the window. I did not have to squint, there was snow on the rooftops! Having lived in Massachusetts for …Continue reading
Spending three days in shaman time usually results in interesting insights and occurrences, but the first session of the year-long training, Spirited Living: A Journey into Self-Healing, was more interesting than most.
Part of the three-day workshop was held at Camp Long. Located in West Seattle, Camp Long is a Seattle park with a focus on education …Continue reading
This week I attended a networking gathering put on by the Port of Seattle. Attending this sort of event is not my usual style, however I went for three major reasons.
First, I went as a member of the Alki Wildlife Habitat Project (AWHP), and unofficial photographer. Our hard-working leader, Dolly Vinal, was presenting a certificate of …Continue reading
Maybe it was the June Peruvian shamanic despacho ceremony, but lately I feel like I am living in synchronicity-land. It was an ayni despacho ceremony, designed to bring one’s life into balance and harmony, removing blockages that stand in the way of your manifesting your highest potential. It is said that when you are in balance …Continue reading
Alki Pigeons Beat the Heat
These pigeons have the right idea, beating the summer heat by a dip in a puddle created by the sprinklers by the Alki Bathhouse, West Seattle, Washington.
Photo by Rose …Continue reading
Christmas morning I was coming back from walking my dog Puma when I heard the familiar tic-tic-tic sound of a hummingbird. For those not from the Seattle area we actually have hummingbirds that overwinter here wherever there is food supplied. In this case it is my neighbor across the street who has the hummingbird feeder and …Continue reading
Like many people I lead a busy life. As an entrepreneur I wear many hats in my business and practice, and in my personal life I am sole caregiver for several cats and one dog. Sometimes this means easy-to-fix meals for myself consumed while working at the computer. And at the end of the week it …Continue reading