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Cathie Bird
Pioneer, TN
I'm a citizen journalist, citizen scientist, conscious evolutionary, subtle energy activist,and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Tennessee.
Interests: writing, psychoanalysis, the intersection of science and spirit, spiritual transformation, conscious evolution, my dog and my cat, earth and life sciences, Qigong, listening to music (jazz, blues, classical), other life in this solar system
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I observe phenophases for a number of plant, animal and insect species throughout the year, but activity generally takes off in March and April here in Frog Pond Hollow. This year some plants I observe made the spring shift earlier, and I go out every day now to catch the changes. Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at HollerPhenology
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I had to laugh a bit the other day as I wondered whether or not there might be phenophases of phenology observers as well as of the species they observe? Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at HollerPhenology
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Keep moving forward in these perilous times. Less than a month before the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Phillel, of Mark-Age, channeled this message from Dr. Hannibal. To me, it seems as relevant (or more so) following the 2016 election as it did eight years ago. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Interdimensional Intersections
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On December 12, 2016, I took part in a teleconference hosted by Jacklyn Johnston (You Awakening) and featuring Patricia Cota-Robles (New Age study for Humanity's Purpose). Here is an excerpt from Patricia's website news announcement regarding the significance of this day and the first 11 days of January, 2017. You... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Interdimensional Intersections
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Today I'm going to share information from several groups related to spiritual work and challenges ahead for 2017. I have been studying and reflecting on these ideas and practices for several weeks as I get myself ready for whatever lies ahead. The first one is from Chief Phil Lane at... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 31, 2016 at Interdimensional Intersections
Cathie Bird added a favorite at The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
Dec 27, 2016
Cathie Bird added a favorite at The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
Dec 17, 2016
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If you are interested in human experiences of contact with "UFOs" and non-human intelligent beings, check out this summary of initial data from the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Interdimensional Intersections
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When I started seeing a toad in one of my planters this fall, I decided to add this species to my observation list at Nature's Notebook. But what species? Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at HollerPhenology
What connected me to Standing Rock news today was Dr. Safer's discussion on Saturday of siblings doing harm to other siblings, while, in some cases, parents make excuses for the abusive sibling or otherwise fail to intervene. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at In Hawk Space
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via bsnorrell.blogspot.com I'm reblogging this because Brenda Norrell's links to stories at Censored News are being blocked by Twitter, and I'm unable to share directly from her site. http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/10/police-beat-water-protectors-with.html# Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 23, 2016 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
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My second post on growing up white in a white supremacy culture; I look at experiences in Chapel Hill, NC, between 1957-1961. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at Raising Cain...
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As a citizen journalist, psychoanalyst and social justice activist, I’ve spoken of this process of socialization into a white supremacy culture in many pieces, in both private and public spaces. My intention now is to tell a whole story and to bring it more completely into a public sphere. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Raising Cain...
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I knew The Movement for Black Lives was preparing a new platform for release this summer, and this morning I found news of the launch in an email. It's really awesome. I hope folks will check it out and endorse the platform as an individual or group. You can access... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Raising Cain...
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From the article: Elizabeth helped to present Klein’s rich and fertile clinical insights into the world in a way that brought out their depth and originality, to the great benefit of those interested in child analysis and the development of the unconscious mind. In 2010 she was made a distinguished fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. See the full article at The Guardian Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at In Hawk Space
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via www.colorlines.com Black Youth Project 100, Black Lives Matter and Million Hoodies launch protest actions to demand accountability for police officers who commit violent acts against citizens. Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 20, 2016 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
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My walks through the holler have multiple aims -- to see what's out there, to walk with my dog and visit with my neighbor, and to check on numerous plant and animal species that I observe for Nature's Notebook. Almost everyday, though, I see or hear or smell at least... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at HollerPhenology
The practice of psychotherapy is not for sissies. An agreement to engage in a therapeutic relationship becomes, in many instances, an invitation for one human being to accompany another into the darkest, most terrifying spaces in the cosmos: the depths of the human psyche. It's a private space, the boundary of which is held and protected by the therapist so that the patient can explore those depths as far as they choose to without harm. That's why I find myself at odds these days with the Tennessee Legislature and with Governor Haslam, who recently signed HB1840 -- the Counseling Discrimination... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at In Hawk Space
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via www.denverpost.com From the article: For at least a decade before the Gold King disaster, the mine drainage reaching Animas canyon waters along a 30-mile stretch south of Silverton "had a hideous impact," Trout Unlimited chapter president Buck Skillen said. "We've lost almost all of the trout and a number of bugs," Skillen said. "We've had the equivalent of the Gold King spill every four to seven days over the last 10 years. But the water didn't turn orange. So it wasn't on everyone's radar." Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 27, 2016 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
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via www.denverpost.com From the article: For at least a decade before the Gold King disaster, the mine drainage reaching Animas canyon waters along a 30-mile stretch south of Silverton "had a hideous impact," Trout Unlimited chapter president Buck Skillen said. "We've lost almost all of the trout and a number of bugs," Skillen said. "We've had the equivalent of the Gold King spill every four to seven days over the last 10 years. But the water didn't turn orange. So it wasn't on everyone's radar." Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 27, 2016 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
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via www.al.com From the article: Kyles was instrumental in bringing King to Memphis for a workers' strike. On the night King was murdered, Kyles was hosting the Kings for dinner. Kyles, who was on the balcony with the famous leader, was telling King to hurry up so they could leave the motel, when King was shot and killed, USA Today reported. Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 27, 2016 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
When the president and his key officials look at the drone program, they undoubtedly don’t “see” women and children. Instead, they are caught up in a Hollywood-style vision of imminent danger from terrorists and of the kind of salvation that a missile launched from thousands of miles away provides. It is undoubtedly thanks to just this thought process, already deeply embedded in the American way of war, that not a single candidate for president in 2016 has rejected the drone program. via www.alternet.org Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 25, 2016 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
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via www.theguardian.com From the article: Attorney general Lisa Madigan’s complaint, filed 12 November, names three nearby hiring agencies and two Illinois restaurants and refers to a larger network of eateries. One of the agencies closed its doors in October after the city issued building code violations; the other two agencies and the restaurants continue operating. In responses filed in federal court, the defendants have all denied the allegations or said such violations are not their responsibility. Talking with the Guardian, the agency owners and their lawyers denied wrongdoing or a connection with the homeless men. Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 17, 2016 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
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I wish all the butterflies I observe for Nature's Notebook would do this! I think I've seen at least one Spring Azure and one Eastern-tailed blue this spring, but I can't get close enough for a positive ID and they won't stay still long enough for me to catch them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at HollerPhenology
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Appalachian Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus), 4 April 2016 [Photo credit: Cathie Bird] Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at The View From Frog Pond Holler