Linda Neale's Blog


A thanksgiving gift from the Haudenosaunee

Linda Neale - Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gratitude is the beginning of knowledge and understanding”   Ted Williams, Iroquois elder  Read More


Warrior Mode

Linda Neale - Friday, October 10, 2014
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Celebrating the Day of the Dead

Linda Neale - Wednesday, October 02, 2013

     Because they occur around the same time, the Day of the Dead is sometimes confused with Halloween in modern American culture.   Unlike Halloween which involves costumes, parties, and trick-or-treating, the Day of the Dead is a very old Indo-Hispanic ceremony that demonstrates a strong sense of love and respect for one’s ancestors and celebrates the continuance of life and family heritage.  It helps us remember who we are and provides us a structure to pass on the stories of our ancestors to our children and grandchildren.  In today's modern American culture, there are few structured opportunities to honor our ancestors in this way.
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Recovering from post-traumatic Christmas stress

Linda Neale - Thursday, December 22, 2011

The holiday season has always been difficult for me.   I know I'm not alone in decrying the commercialism of what, for Christians, is supposed to be a religious remembrance of a humble birth in a manger; or for Jews, commemorates the re-dedication of  a holy place of worship.  But my experience was so directly connected to what many religious leaders call "religion-for-profit", that I wanted to share part of my story of recovery.   Read More

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