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Mountain Meditation
January 9, 2019

Good fortune, new beginnings in house and home

After years of preparation reading feng shui books, it feels quite miraculous: I’m attacking every corner after assuming that the organizing gene in my family skipped me. But suddenly, as I flow through the house, putting like with like in containers that fit, I’m so…

Mountain Meditation
December 7, 2018

The outdoor world is my studio

I’m inspired by artists’ journeys and the quality of their powerful work on an international blog that features 52 artists each year. It’s called “Artists Tell Their Stories.” Beginning Dec. 6, I’m honored to be the artist of the week. Along with showing colorful paintings…

Mountain Meditation
November 28, 2018

Rejuvenation, gratitude and blessings

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“What should I write my column about?” I asked my friends at our dining room table. Between bites of turkey and mashed potatoes, they offered ideas, one after the other.

“Gratitude,” newspaper reporter Francesca said. “It’s the season to remember how…

Mountain Meditation
November 20, 2018

Gratitude heals

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Did you know that the way we live and think about ourselves affects our longevity? Counting our blessings and feeling other positive emotions improves our health and extends our lives.

“Miracles occur when we step outside of convention,” Dr. Joe Dispenza,…

Mountain Meditation
November 7, 2018

Let’s build a better America

By Marguerite Jill Dye 

However the mid-term elections play out, we still must consider how deeply divisions in the United States are affecting our wellbeing, as a nation, as world citizens, and as individuals. Many of us find our families divided, and have…

Mountain Meditation
November 1, 2018

Our democracy needs CPR: Vote!

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Steve Finer began mountain rescue decades ago in Wyoming and has served as a longtime leader of Killington Fire and Rescue. He also works in Rutland Regional Medical Center’s emergency center, so his three-hour CPR class in the Sherburne…

Mountain Meditation
October 27, 2018

A Celtic wedding and the ring bearer

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We rode on a tractor-pulled hayride up to the wedding ground. The mountain glowed in late the day sun that lit up the orchard and colorful woods. When the bagpipes began, we led the procession, then sat on the first wooden…

Mountain Meditation
October 5, 2018

It’s time

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“Empathy, not apathy, is going to change the world,” Seane Corn declared in the Sounds True Summit, “Waking Up in the World.”

“Empathy” is to identify with the feelings, thoughts, and attitudes of another. “Apathy,” also from Greek, is the…

Mountain Meditation
September 28, 2018

The New Deal’s Vermont legacy

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We paid a visit to the Bennington Museum, eager to see the paintings and prints of “Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont,” which is on exhibit through Nov. 4.

At the entrance to the museum I…

Mountain Meditation
September 13, 2018

The best of Vermont

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We welcomed our friends from Avignon, France, Colette and Jean-Paul Pascal, with a fête. We explored our region on “Very Vermont” excursions and hikes. One lovely day at Silver Lake, Judy took Colette on her first kayak trip. We…