Tag Archives: Mountain Meditation

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…

Mountain Meditation
June 24, 2018

Follow your bliss

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Living life’s passions brings such joy. Sharing them is even better. It deepens relationships and expands our hearts. My husband Duane has a passion for trains, which helps compensate for a childhood lack, but some passions are passed down for…

Mountain Meditation
June 8, 2018

On bears and quests

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Those of you who grew up in the Green Mountains of Vermont or other wilderness areas may take certain things for granted, but when I found bear poop just outside our bedroom window, I was excited and beside myself. As a Jersey…

Mountain Meditation
May 30, 2018

Springtime decluttering and the tapping solution

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Perched on the deck this shimmering hour, hummingbirds hum and songbirds sing. Pico and Killington peek through the trees as sunlight illuminates chartreuse spring leaves.

The peace on the deck contrasts sharply with the chaos I’ve created inside. A decluttering tornado…