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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 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 [...]

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

The Gift of Feeling Everything.

By | 2016-10-14T07:50:45+00:00 July 17th, 2015|blog, Buddhism, Empower Me, Featured|

  By Deb Avery   Helen Keller once said, "All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming." When I feel the pain, injustice and suffering of the world on a deep, visceral level, I remember this quote and take comfort in the hope that it offers. I feel deeply the pain [...]

The Dalai Lama on His 80th Birthday: A Remarkable and Inspiring Man.

By | 2016-10-14T07:50:51+00:00 July 6th, 2015|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Interfaith, News & Politics|

  By Deb Avery   On this day, 80 years ago, Lhamo Dhondup was born to peasants in beautiful, mystical Tibet. Two short years later, a life changing event occurred when a monk visited a nearby monastery searching for the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama. After having followed signs to this two year old [...]

June 2015

An Undercurrent of Violence.

By | 2016-10-14T07:51:09+00:00 June 12th, 2015|blog, Featured, News & Politics|

  By Deb Avery   It was an ordinary day, a typical medical call, and a normal response from our local fire department. But somewhere along the way there was a break down in communications between one person and a group of others that turned a spark into a full blown fire. One of our [...]

May 2015