Berry picking in the summer was about more than nutrition and medicines.  In fact, the old people tell me that the bonds forged between the young girls and the elders during this activity formed the backbone of the community.  The positive energy, laughter and deep gratitude were the gifts our people gave back to the land.  So much of this circle is still accessible to us today. What energies do you share with the land? 

This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.