How to “Pack” Yoga with You to Firefly

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by Sheri Vettel, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) While nights spent sleeping on the Earth certainly offer us the wonderful benefits of grounding, the positions we end up snoozing in may result in soreness and aches once we rise. Also, after any late nights (perhaps at the drum circle) and repetitive … Read More

Primitive Book Nook: Braiding Sweetgrass

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review by Bari Caton Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer Published in 2013 by Milkweed Editions, 392 pages   “When we braid wiingaashk, or sweetgrass, we are braiding the hair of Mother Earth, showing her our loving attention, our care for … Read More

Nutritious Zero Waste Snack Ideas for Camping

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by Sheri Vettel The zero waste movement is more important now than it has ever been. In a society increasingly captivated by consumption, we are wasting significant amounts of material goods, food, and packaging, most of which sadly remains on Mother Earth long after we have disposed of it. Simply … Read More

Primitive Book Nook: The Nature Fix

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review by Bari Caton The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams Published in 2017 by W.W. Norton & Company, 304 pages The history of human life on Earth is replete with stories of people who have turned to nature to rest, refresh … Read More

The Liberating Nature of Earthskills

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A movement is growing. It has no name. It aligns with no party. It has no leader. It needs none. This is a movement of people of all colors, from all classes and all backgrounds. It’s a movement to reclaim our identities, our livelihoods, our freedom, our abilities, our health, … Read More

Violet, Chickweed, and Nettles, Oh My!

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By Justina Prenatt Yesterday my partner and I laid in the grass in the burgeoning spring sunshine and napped. It was glorious! I put my face on the ground next to a tiny cluster of purple and white violets, breathed a sigh of joy, and wished hello to these lovely … Read More

Firefly Needs A Logo!

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As Firefly enters its 11th year, we’re working to clarify what this gathering means to our community and how we’re going to achieve our goals. We’ve already shared our mission to make a mission statement (click here to learn more about that project), and now we want to bring that … Read More

The Healing Benefits of Earthing

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by Sheri Vettel “Walking barefoot is like being radiated with the heartbeat of the ground with each step you take.” ~ Lone Alaskan Gypsy Shortly after the last snowfall, we had an unusually warm day. My boys and I decided to take a journey into the woods to savor the … Read More

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