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Tag Archive for ‘Community of the Land’

Susan Tweit’s new book “Walking Nature Home”: It Takes a Village to Create a Book–and to Sustain Life

Susan Tweit’s newest book “Walking Nature Home” invites us as readers to lope along the field of a life shaped by challenge and close looking at nature. Her book contains good guidance lessening the need to control and learning to let go more. Her insights into ways to view chronic illness, talk about it, and […]

Summer in Full Bloom: Peony Memories

We’re in the time of Summer Solstice now when summer is in fullest bloom with the longest day and shortest night. To celebrate this time on Riehlife, I’m sharing a peony bouquet plucked from an email correspondence between Susan J. Tweit and my father…about the horticultural history of our homeplace, Evergreen Heights. Photo by Susan […]

Earth Hour Blog Duet with Susan Tweit: Why Symbolic Actions Matter

Symbolism is the tool of the poet, the visionary, the dreamer, the prophet, the priestess, the medicine woman, world healers and healers all over the world, ritualists, ceremonialists, performance artists, theater folks, and…yes, activists! Susan Tweit and I have been continuing our conversation on returning reverence and creativity to your daily life. Particularly, we’ve been […]

Tweit on “Talking Books on Title Page TV”

There’s a great new resource on the web for Book Lovers. That’s us, right? It’s “Title Page TV” and Episode 1: All Over the Map features the first of many passionate conversations about books hosted by Daniel Menaker. Read what Susan Tweit has to say about Title Page at Community of the Land Blogspot. _____________________________________________ […]

Hal Manogue’s designed to bloom in love—expanding the Regenerative Living Design Dialogue from our Riehl-Tweit Blog Duet

A.C.E. Hal Manogue’s TM (Aware Connected Energy) For those Riehlife and Community of the Land (Susan Tweit’s blog) readers who’ve been intrigued by our Blog Duet on the theme of Regenerative Design/Living, hop on over to Hal Manogue’s “Living a Non-Ordinary Life in a Non Ordinary Way” for a thoughtful essay that expands this dialogue.

Regenerate! Tweit-Riehl Blog Duet Continues…exploring

Two weeks ago Susan Tweit and I opened a format I’ve termed a “blog duet” (a coinage for our exchange between blogs and mind-hearts). Susan’s blog Community of the Land focuses on spirit-infused ecology. My blog Riehlife seeks to gather and amplify village wisdom we can apply to our everyday 21st century conundrums. “Off She […]

Tweit & Riehl begin “Blog Duet”: How do we nurture ourselves and still nurture the world?

Susan Tweit, began our blog duet yesterday,Tuesday, February 12, 2008, with her post on “Community of the Land,” titled “Finding your balance: outward and inward.” Susan J. Tweit telling plant stories in Colorado Janet Riehl performs “Big Butts Are Beautiful” As a journalist, memoirist, blogger, and speaker I’ve known Susan through two organizations: Women Writing […]

Happy Winter Solstice

To greet you today, I’m offering you some links as gifts. For the meaning of the lighting the darkness at Solstice, read Susan J. Tweit’s Community of the Land’s post on how Luminarias light the night. I agree…nothing like rows on rows of luminarias and the smell of pinon under the startling clarity of a […]