I Fly To Seattle Next Week, I’m Scared

Aligning your personal life with a planetary one isn’t easy

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Flying blind

Next week I fly to Seattle. Near there, I will be alone for a huge chunk of the summer.

Hand-washing, hand wringing

I will return to our tiny cabin in the woods, but there’s a hitch, this year. We applied months ago to install a septic system, but we are far from completion. No septic, means no indoor plumbing.

World woes

There’s daily news about this awful pandemic, but sift just a little further down. You find that the global problems of clean water access, diseases already present as existing conditions, poverty, and public reluctance to go to clinics, make daily tragedies.

Reset

Creating purpose and empowerment allows people to see that there are millions of things we can be better at. Creating partnerships, working with others to solve health issues, invariably touches upon job creation, and community security.

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Christyl Rivers, Phd.

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Ecopsychologist, Writer, Farmer, Defender of reality, and Cat Castle Custodian.

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Christyl Rivers, Phd.

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Ecopsychologist, Writer, Farmer, Defender of reality, and Cat Castle Custodian.

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A few words can change lives.

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