The Trust of a Jellyfish

The Trust of a Jellyfish Yesterday I was out fishing on Baynes Sound. I was surrounded by fishers. A red necked grebe surfaced with a sculpin in its beak, a seal curiously watched me with big eyes and probably wondered what I was doing. A group of Pacific loons still...

Shameeah

Shameeah What a strange word. What might it mean? It sounds like something hidden, maybe a hidden treasure in the land of Sindbad the sailor? That comes pretty close. Shameeah is a ceremony into the heart of nature, into the precious core of nature where a treasure is...

Peanuts and Flu

Peanuts and Flu It is not an easy time for children. Kids are getting sick more every year. When I was young, nobody had allergies in school. This existed only in rare cases. Today it is common in every classroom. Mental health issues are on the rise, behavioral...

How To Deal With A Macho

How To Deal With A Macho It is the middle of August, Leo time. In my last newsletter I told you about the encounter of my wife with a mountain lion almost in our backyard. Now, here is another Lion story. You know that as homeopaths we use everything in this world as...

The Treed Cougar

The Treed Cougar “Brodie just treed a cougar!” My wife Barb’s voice sounded excited when she phoned me yesterday from her cell phone. She was on her normal walk in a nearby forest when all of a sudden our dog Brodie started barking at something, rushed into the bushes...

Who Is The Guinea Pig?

Who Is The Guinea Pig? When I wrote my PhD in medicine in the late 1970s, I worked for part of the time at the cancer research center of the time-honored University of Heidelberg in Germany. Every day I took care of the rats, mice and other animals that were used for...

Broken Open

Broken Open Last weekend we rented a double seated kayak and paddled across Baynes Sound to a little island which locals call Tree Island. It is a magical place. An eagle was watching from its nest in an old fir when we pulled our kayak ashore. The sandy beaches are...

Deadly Beliefs

Deadly Beliefs A group of people are standing around a stately herb, six feet tall with tiny white flowers that tell us that it is a member of the carrot family. The reddish spots on its trunk reveal that we are dealing with a very special herb here. It is Conium...

Slow!?

Slow!? “I’m in excruciating pain right now with this sciatica. I will contact you again when I’m through with that. This has to go fast, I do not have time for homeopathy right now.” The young man on the phone canceled his first appointment that he had...

A Funny Shape

A Funny Shape Have you ever seen one of these old European gardens with bushes that are trimmed into funny forms and shapes? I remember one garden around a castle. There was a bush in the shape of a square, another one looked like a ball and the next one looked like a...