Living Bright

I’ve written in the past about my late brother. It would have been his birthday today. I do not dwell on the heartache of losing him, I try to live a bright life of love because I believe that is the best way to honor those that have gone before us. It may feel as if we are left in this world to fend for ourselves, but we all have a Heavenly Father who keeps watch over us day and night. I take comfort that my brother Axel is in God’s care. I rejoice because he was saved. I’m thankful for the miracle God has given us of extra time with him before he was gone. Suicide is prevalent in rural Alaska and more so in Alaskan Natives. It should be a wake up call that we, as a people, have 5x more children taken from our homes than any other group of people, furthermore only 2% are reunified with their families. That cycle only leads to more alcoholism, drug addiction and inevitably a higher suicide rate. It is a choice to heal, it’s hard work but our future generations will reap the benefits. Living a healthy life doesn’t mean you think you are better than the next, it simply means you are fighting for the lives of our future generations. I remember my brother today, as I remember him every single day and strive to be that change that our people need. It starts as a splash, than turns to a ripple, soon a wave follows and we are on the presuppose of a tsunami. I pray today for healing and love everlasting. Love and be love.

Axel Constantine

Goodbye 2020

As the year 2020 comes to an end I just want to say this year in reflection has been a blessing. Despite the pandemic families have become closer, quality time has never had a closer meaning and getting out in nature is a blessing in its own! It’s good to have positive reflections and when next year comes around it will be that much more positive because of the way you choose to look at life. I pray blessings and protection over the year 2021. Thank you to all my readers and God Bless you all. I will write more in 2021!

Love and be love!

Alaskan Berry Season

One of my favorite times of the year! Since my time growing up in Unalakleet, Alaska our family has gathered berries during the summer and fall months. Berries are abundant this year and I am very thankful to God! I recently purchased a chest freezer and with hard work it is filling up for winter! Starting in June one of the first berries to pop up are the Aqpiks or cloudberries. These are high in vitamin C. One cup has the nutritional value of 7 oranges! The blueberries and raspberries pop up next. Soon currants and cranberries will be ready as well. Enjoy some pictures of God’s beautiful creations:

Aqpiks
Aqpiks, raspberries and blueberries 💕

Alaskan Morel Mushroom 2020

This month Duke, my mom and I were fortunate enough to harvest the elusive morel mushroom. This super food contains great nutrients including Iron, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin D, Folate, Niacin, Riboflavin and a decent dose of Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Selenium, Thiamine, Vitamins E and B6. The taste is extraordinaire and reminds me personally of seal intestine or kak. Other times fried in butter it is reminiscent of seafood. Really it’s just a very tasty mushroom. Enjoy pictures of our harvest! Love and be love!