Friday, April 20, 2012


      The Salt of the Earth

Dear Readers of Ageless… 

Grandmothers are wise…they know the answers,  they speak the truth… if we are smart we will listen. I had the distinct privilege of not only hearing the 13 Indigenous Grandmother’s speak, but of driving some of them to their speaking engagement! They are prayerful, mindful, and wise. They know we must change how we humans are abusing this planet. And they desperately want a clean future for their grandchildren. Among them all they carry the state of the world on their shoulders. They know the future of this planet will not be a good one if we continue to abuse  Mother Earth. I  saw the pain in their eyes and the tears that followed.

 On a lighter note, while I had them in my car I played some of my favorite music, Van Morrison, for them. Bells Were Ringing Down at The Kingdom Hall blared out on the way to their gig. I rolled the windows down and let the breeze blow their braids. I showed them pictures of Aunty. They all agreed she looked like a movie star!  During our little road trip  I engaged them in a conversation about tea.  Grandma Mona said she enjoys ginger tea with lemon and honey. Another said she likes to make a  sage brew. Grandmother Beatrice makes her own spearmint tea.  I realized that I had prayer, and my love for music and song in common with these wonderful elders, not to mention a love for family. Family is what they care most about. Some of them even travel with their children/grandchildren. I really felt a connection and a bond.  One of them had a name that I would like to think I would have had if I had been born on a Native American reservationHoly Dance. She would later tell the packed hall that she gets up every morning and in her bare feet goes out to greet the morning sun with her arms raised above her head and prays in gratitude! “I pray all the time,” she said. 

honored to stand with the Ageless Holy Dance

Take a moment and go to their site, maybe even send a donation. You have my word…they are worth it. The future of the earth is worth it.  The grandmothers say each one of us makes a difference. Grandmother’s speak the truth. They represent the past so eloquently. I pray that their message is heard and carried safely into the future. 
Lela Washtae Che La Ke
Renee Faith

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Star Gazing from the Champlain Islands -- Elizabeth Fraser

I would like to invite the readers of Ageless with Aunty to join me in an utterly ageless and timeless endeavor…. Stargazing! The last class I attended was so much fun we talked the teacher into holding another one. So, here is your chance to soak up the night sky with like minded people in a stunning surrounding. All with an expert astronomer on hand. I am glad to say he is my friend. His name is Steve Martin.

You can check out his fantastic book Cosmic Conversations here  which he will be happy to sign. 

If you want to join Steve for one, or any three, of this upcoming and inspiring series, the classes will run for the next three Mondays at 7:30, contact him at  or call (508) 567-1066. The event takes place half an hour from the Boston area at the astonishing Center at Westwoods.

Year of Astronomy by

By popular demand, The New University Educational Series continues!

Join us for a three-week mini-series as we explore the farthest reaches of the universe and spend time contemplating the wonders of the night sky with our eyes and small telescopes.

Each session will involve a short lecture, discussion, and stargazing (weather permitting)

Upcoming topics:

April 23rd: Cosmology and the Birth of the Universe

April 30th: A Brief History of the Universe

May 7th: Are We Alone?: Alien Life and SETI

No previous experience with stargazing, astronomy, or science is required, only an enthusiasm for learning more about our wondrous universe!
The fee is 20.00 per class or 50.00 for all three.

Stephan Martin, MS, is an astronomer, educator, and writer who has taught astronomy and physics at colleges and educational centers across the U.S. for over twenty years.  Currently Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Bristol Community College in southeastern Massachusetts, he is active in promoting interdisciplinary, experiential, and transformative approaches to exploring the universe and gives talks and workshops on science, spirituality, and stargazing around the country.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


                                                       living the blog...

Because I followed the advice from my last blog post about keeping an open mind, I found myself on the set of a local cable TV station promoting Laughter Yoga.
When they first asked me to be in the video I was sad thinking about Aunty. She would have been an ideal candidate for Laughter Yoga. And, had she been around I would have brought her with me. Yet, I was open enough to my own healing and to continue as best I could with living my life to the fullest. I know that a good way to honor Aunty is by being like her. And, Aunty was as happy and genuine as any human could be. She had mastered the art of wholehearted living and giving.

So, with the wings of Angel Aunty nudging me, I showed up on the set to help my friends promote this healthy practice. Before I knew it I was laughing and unleashing my inner child with abandon. Afterwards, as seen in the photo above, I felt lighter, and less stressed. There really is something to this Laughter Yoga. Laughter is uplifting no matter how down you think you might be. How can you be sad when the corners of your mouth are pointing to heaven?

Here I am (above)with Bill and Linda of Let's Laugh Today and Helen Chin Lui of the Healing Place

A smile is free, easy, and ageless. And, in my case it's a way to honor Aunty.  The shirt I am wearing here says LAUGH OFTEN. It was a gift. I  am convinced it's a message from Aunty.  She wants me to smile. She wants you to smile too. Here's one of her favorite pictures for proof.


Thursday, April 5, 2012


Aunty is popping up everywhere...

Yesterday is History
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift
That's why we call it the present...

An open heart and mind leads to better places ...