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About Deb Avery

Deb Avery lives in the Southern United States with her animals, surrounded by mighty oaks and woodlands. All of Nature is her friend and teacher. She is an avid gardener, reader of books, lover of all beings, who is often referred to as a “bit of a weird one,” which she takes as a compliment. Volunteering is one of her passions both in the animal world and that of humans. Having lived in many diverse places, including several years abroad, she has learned first hand that deep inside we are all one and the same. She enjoys long walks with her dog Sam, yoga and meditation. Along with The Tattooed Buddha, her writing has been published in Savana East, The Elephant Journal and Wake Magazine. You can also find her musings and insights at Celtic Zen Woman on Facebook.

October 2016

September 2016

Buddhist with a Pagan Heart.

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:41+00:00 September 11th, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Interfaith|

  By Deb Avery   From my experiences on this planet, religion has taken the experiences, daily practices and habits by extraordinary people over the ages, and turned it into a complicated, sometimes dogmatic, highly ritualistic and exclusive way of living. All religions are based on people and experiences, class and gender restrictions at the [...]

Love is Wishing You Happiness Without Demands.

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:42+00:00 September 6th, 2016|blog, Featured, Relationships|

  By Deb Avery When we tell someone I love you what do we really mean? Exactly what is this thing called love? I have used this phrase many, many times in my life, with many people, animals and even places. Sometimes it's my way of communicating the attraction, emotions and closeness I've felt with a person in [...]

August 2016

March 2016

December 2015

October 2015

Halloween: The Pagan Festival of Samhain.

By | 2016-10-14T07:49:47+00:00 October 31st, 2015|blog, Featured, Interfaith|

  By Deb Avery   Over 2,000 years ago, October 31st would have been Samhain Eve. The word Samhain (pronounced Sow-wen) literally means, "summer's end." The actual day for Samhain is November 1st, but the rituals and festivities would begin at sundown the previous night on the Eve of Samhain. The day would be spent sweeping [...]