Category Archives: Friendship

Ritual: GARDEN GIFTS by Zita Christian

Many believe that eating basil will protect you and give you courage. And eating orange peel will make you fertile. True. My daughter Laurie Neronha and I love to cook. Despite the aggression implied in the language of the kitchen … Continue reading

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Say Yes to a Friend

My first television show came about because a friend, Bea Sheftel, asked me to do her a favor.  The fact that I knew nothing about television didn’t matter to her.  She said we’d make a good team.  I was willing … Continue reading

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Three Words A Year

I meet once a month with a small group of women who come from three different states. We’ve been getting together since 2006. We range in age from mid-forties to late-sixties. Our family scenarios differ, as do our employment situations. … Continue reading

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My First Public Ritual: The Making of a Medicine Woman

  To Little Elk, schooled in the healing ways of the Pueblo, she was his destiny.  He knew from a childhood vision that before he died he was to anoint a Medicine Woman, but not Pueblo.  Cherokee. To Lothar, she … Continue reading

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