New Art Exhibition: ‘Love My Body’ in Milan, Italy and Virtual

I am so thrilled to have been invited into an international art exhibition curated by M.A.D.S. Milano Art Gallery in Milan Italy. The exhibition is titled “Love My Body” and here is the critical review of my work in the catalogue for the exhibition as reviewed by Art Curator Alessia Perone: “The artist Kathy Stanley … Continue reading New Art Exhibition: ‘Love My Body’ in Milan, Italy and Virtual

Discover how timeless Andean rituals can reveal your place in the Cosmos

Do you find yourself in search of greater clarity, meaning, and purpose in these unfamiliar days? The good news is that these strange times can also inspire us to finally step into our life’s mission. In times of crisis, you can grow, evolve, and be reborn — as you realize who you truly are, and transcend … Continue reading Discover how timeless Andean rituals can reveal your place in the Cosmos

On Character (Spoiler Alert: Chef’s Table BBQ on Netflix)

I’ve been thinking about character.  Something the Australian Tyson Yunkaporta wrote in his book Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World sticks with me as a truth.  He wrote:  “As usual, I seek the most insightful knowledge in the most marginalized point of view.” Yes.  The most insightful knowledge can be expressed by … Continue reading On Character (Spoiler Alert: Chef’s Table BBQ on Netflix)

Two interviews on remarkable work: California Field Atlas and The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail

This summer I've been teaching a class at the California Institute of Integral Studies. I had the rare privilege of being able to interview two writers, each deeply involved with ecology, conservation and natural resource management in different ways. I used Obi Kaufmann's wonderful first book, The California Field Atlas as a text for the … Continue reading Two interviews on remarkable work: California Field Atlas and The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail

Eagle Medicine

He was perched atop an acacia tree, still as a sentinel, guarding, surveying the savannah. I watched from the stone terrace and took my video camera out at the ready. He watched and I watched him. His gray, white and black wings tucked up against his body, light catching them with a shimmer. He watched … Continue reading Eagle Medicine

Coyote in the City

The coyote appeared half a block ahead of me. His brown pointy ears and quick stride gave him away. This was no lost neighbor’s dog racing across 36th Avenue  bounding off down Franklin. This was one of our urban coyotes who takes cats and birds and left half a squirrel on my back patio last … Continue reading Coyote in the City

Nature + Art = Joy + Resilience

Earth is speaking to us and more and more people are awakening each day to her messages.  The evidence of a whole new earth culture rising is visible in all the efforts towards sustainability and righting our relationship with nature.  At the same time, dire messages out there about ecological collapse cause despair and a … Continue reading Nature + Art = Joy + Resilience

In Search of the Mountain Witch

Sometimes you try to keep things a secret but the Universe has other plans. Over the past few months, while working on a novel set in my birthplace of Jamaica and weaving in some ancestry stories, I created a character out of my imagination. This character was a woman who loved birds and had a room full of birds... (Read more by clicking on title)