Mountain Meditation

Mountain Meditation
August 23, 2018

A silent revolution

By Marguerite Jill Dye

I was ecstatic at first, as I floated through the Clark Art Institute’s downstairs galleries filled with more than 80 magnificent works by “Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900.” The stunning exhibit in Williamstown, Massachusetts was organized by the American Federation…

Mountain Meditation
August 16, 2018

Empowering influences in a child’s life

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“The most traumatic part of being a refugee for me was the loss of our home, our village, and being torn from the place where I grew up that I knew and loved,” Walter Hess said at our dining room table….

Mountain Meditation
August 9, 2018

Dreams are clues to our mind-body connection

By Marguerite Jill Dye

One might assume the mind-body connection would be obvious once we become ill, but sometimes we’re too busy chasing symptoms to see their significance in our lives. Louise Hay’s book, “You Can Heal Your Life,” lists ailments with their emotional…

Mountain Meditation
August 1, 2018

‘A disaster they created’

By Marguerite Jill Dye

History repeats itself. That’s why it must never be forgotten. History is in the making due to the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that separated thousands of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border. It is a cruel injustice and human…

Mountain Meditation
July 25, 2018

Gratitude power!

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around,” Willie Nelson wrote.

Who’d ever imagine how great the power of gratitude is? Just making a list for a couple of weeks of two or more experiences we’re…

Mountain Meditation
July 20, 2018

For the disabled, the system is broken

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“The truth is, everyone is just one bad day away from needing accessible options the ADA requires to help them get around,” said Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

Across the country and in Vermont, the disabled are struggling for accessibility, housing, and…

Mountain Meditation
July 11, 2018

Why volunteering is not enough

By Marguerite Jill Dye

A family friend of 60 years responded to my open letter to Pope Francis, printed in last week’s Mountain Times. She sent me a beautiful message in response to my comments that “America has lost its compassion for the suffering” and…

Mountain Meditation
July 5, 2018

Open letter to Pope Francis

By Marguerite Jill Dye (Her 100th Column!)

Your Holiness,

Although I believe we’ve never met in person, I feel as if I know you. Our lives overlapped for a time in Buenos Aires when you were the Superior of the Society of the…

Mountain Meditation
June 28, 2018

On which side of history do you stand?

By Marguerite Jill Dye Butterflies danced among blackberry bushes, reminding me of the butterfly effect used by shamans worldwide to transport themselves to other places as a healing tool. Robins passed by with nest-building materials and a hummingbird perched above my head. Then the…