Jan_ThomasWe’ve entered a new era of our existence in which our biosphere’s continued ability to sustain life is no longer assured, but must be worked for. We each have a role to play in this essential and sacred work of our time. What’s yours?

Browse this website for nuggets of ancient and contemporary wisdom to draw upon for our future-in-the-making.

Earth_Flag_Pic_2“We are all here to contribute our gifts toward something greater than ourselves, and will never be content unless we are.”

—Charles Eisenstein, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible


Carl_AnthonyEarth, City & Race –  Carl Anthony’s New Book Connects the Dots  

The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race by Carl Anthony is officially launched in the world today, and I am holding a copy in my hand at last. Over a period of 10+ years I collaborated with Carl to help midwife his legacy book into being, one of the most meaningful editorial projects I have worked on. Carl is an African-American architect, regional planner, and environmental justice pioneer. A lifelong activist and an insatiable learner, he has worked full-on for change while connecting the dots of history, urban policy, cosmology, race, identity, and his unique and fascinating lived experiences.  Read more >>



WATCH A VIDEO about singing at the bedside, with bedside tips and selected popular song samples from past eras.


Click here to learn more about my background that informs my social change communications work, my interfaith spiritual direction practice, and this website.


“In a dark time the eye begins to see.” (Theodore Roethke)

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Gandhi • Peace Pilgrim • Grace Lee Boggs
  Charles Eisenstein • More Charles Eisenstein

  Sacred Song Delights • Familiar Comforting Hymns
Earth Songs and Chants  • Crooner Tunes and Musicals
Dad’s Classical Music Favorites • Quotes on the Soul of Music

Upanishads  • Vedanta • Bhagavad Gita
Hindu Song-Poems • Swami Kripalu

Dhammapada – Sayings of Buddha
Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara
The Songs of Milarepa • Zen Quotes

The Christian Bible • Mechthild of Magdeburg
Comforting Psalms • Quaker Quotes
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Hazrat Inayat Khan • Mystics of Islam
The Qur’an

Guru Granth Sahib

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