Dr. Judith Boice

The Mystic’s Almanac is a collection of commentaries by Dr. Judith L. Boice, N.D., L.Ac., author, international teacher, naturopathic physician and acupuncturist.  

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Missy Rogers

How can I best pass ancestral wisdom to those who follow: with physical objects OR stories?

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, Sept. 8th, 2013

Pushing limits stretches and strengthens; endless pushing, though, creates a "baggy monster."

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, July 28th, 2013

In the Celtic calendar, Lughnasadh (August 1st) marks the sacrifice of the Corn God and the beginning of the harvest.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, July 14th, 2013

What is the motor and fuel for three types of power: power over, power with, and imminence?

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, June 30th, 2013

What do I want to be famous (or infamous) for?

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Missy Rogers

Summer peak in an alpine wilderness.

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Missy Rogers

Pueo, the indigenous Hawaiian owl, reminds me that death dwells among the living.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

John, with his Cockney accent and rough humor, is a camouflaged, guerilla healer.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, May 26, 2013  (Repeat)

A song for Memorial Day.

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Missy Rogers

Our physical inheritance offers clues about our ancestors

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Missy Rogers

When my boys were born, a friend initiated me into "The Mothers Club."

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, May 5th, 2013 Watching the congregation of birds in the back yard, I celebrate these creatures as talismans, blessings and messengers.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, 4/28/13

Accommodating others without full awareness is a disservice to others and to myself.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sorting through seeds saved over a couple of decades, I recognize them as family heirlooms.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Many view Jesus' life like a beautiful garden. Rather than becoming spectators, though, Jesus challenges us to become gardeners in our own right.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Our physical inheritance offers clues about our ancestors.


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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Gardeners dream in seeds. All winter those potent points of life slumber, waiting expectantly for the first stirrings of spring.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Slaves who crossed the border of a gangster's farm were free, in "The Promised Land."


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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday 2/17, 2013

In Asia, a death poem is a gift to friends and family, a final distillation of a life.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, Jan. 27th, 2013

Opening a new bank account in Oklahoma I was brought face-to-face with global patriarchal assumptions.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, Jan. 20th, 2013 The snake bites the hand that saves it - an ancient Shawnee story that teaches each being is "whole cloth."

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Missy Rogers

Am I creating my destiny or chasing it?

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, 1/6/13

Is my goal extending life, or working with the cycles of life?

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 (This episode originally aired on Nov. 9, 2010)

If I viewed my life as an experiment, a Petri dish of experience, what would I devote myself to?

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, Dec. 16th, 2012

Abraham Lincoln's visionary leadership was "for the people."

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Both the leaves and I are moved by unseen forces - naturally.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2012

Children in Salt Lake City, Utah discovered toxic waste near their school and championed the clean up.

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Missy Rogers

(Aired Sunday, 11/18/2012. This episode originally aired in 2010.)

Imagine giving thanks for every aspect of Creation - how long would that take?

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday 11/11/12

Danaan Perry, an international mediator, taught that conflict simply IS.

Although I have no illusions about a candidate revolutionizing my world, I still will be exercising the privilege of voting.

By Dr. Judith Boice

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