from: Conservation International

"No matter where you live on Earth, what you do affects the oceans—and what happens to the oceans affects you." ~ Conservation International

My NEW CD!!!

Meditation CD by Patty Ann Smith
Unlike my two music albums, this is a meditation album (spoken audio) on topics that are close to my heart, and I have, also, written about. Like New Orleans, War, Peace, Nature, Spirituality, Metaphysics, the Environment, World Cultures, and Holistic Health...and, also, people like the Dalai Lama, Rachel Carson, and others....some of the topics I’ve even taught and given talks on in bookstores and colleges. And, what I hope to accomplish with this album is to relieve some of the suffering in our world for the 23 minutes of this CD whenever you listen to it; and when it’s over, you feel just a little more hope about whatever you might need in your own precious life.
This continuous track of 15 uplifting meditative messages with reflective guitar music by Craig Smith and soothing sounds of nature, is the best from a collection of my Heart Stuff spoken audio series. I hope you enjoy it!
Silently, be drawn by the pull of what you really love...stand in your Truth...and move and live in Joy!
Peace and Love

Nature and The Rhythms of Life

For me, it’s all part of the music and rhythms of we can hear and music that we can't hear. It’s going on all the time and everywhere.
Silently, be drawn by the pull of what you really love...stand in your Truth...and move and live in joy!

Have a Great Day!
The song "Amazing Beauty" sung by me is from a poem written by Chris Highland....set to the tune of "Amazing Grace".
Chris Highland is an author of 10 books, a nature photographer, an interfaith chaplain, nature chaplain, teacher, counselor, and free-thinker. For more about Chris, go to his website

the DVD Signs Out of Time ~ the story of Dr. Marija Gimbutas

"What does the dance mean to the dancers.
How do we measure the beliefs that set those feet in motion."

Stories, myths, and songs from Marija’s childhood left a lasting impression that led her to become the archeologist who uncovered the truth about old Europe ~ hundreds of cultures all over ancient Europe that were never in our history books. She discovered that Old Europe was actually a peaceful culture without weapons and with high levels of culture and Art. Due to nothing being discovered before this, we accepted that militarism was the way we were supposed to live. We have a better history than we know. And, we can now shape new views of who we are as human beings and how we are capable of living.
Dr. Gimbutas’s extensive catalog of archeological findings throughout all of Old Europe, and later even beyond, uncovered ancient art of the goddess with imagings of designs of the earth ~ birds, animals, plants, stones, etc. ~ creating the cultural story through union of goddess and earth...and coming to realize that the goddess is simply a metaphor for the living earth ~ nothing more. Earth/goddess was the unity of all life in Nature....that has continually been depicted femininely in Ancient Primitive Art for thousands of years in many different cultures all over the world.

Appreciate What You Have

Go ahead and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to....

When you worry and hurry through your day,
it is like an unopend gift....thrown away.
Life is not a race. Take it slower.
Hear the music, before the song is over.

When the mind is still, we can look out upon the world with a clarity that defies all sense of separation, and we feel connected to all of life. ~ Stuart Wilde
A tiny fragile planet called Earth
photo art by Craig Smith
A Message from Patty

One of My Songs is in a Movie!:)

One of my original songs from my MYSTIC DREAMS album, "I Guess You’re Everywhere", is featured in the movie "Like It Or Not!"(Ob ihr wollt oder nicht!) The movie was released on April 30th, 2009 in Germany, where it was produced. It opened to a huge number of theaters in Germany and will be followed by worldwide distribution. I hope you get a chance to see it when it comes to a theater near you.


Water for Life

photo by Raymond Clement

excerpt from the United Nations Water for Life website:

This year on World Water Day, we call attention to the waters that cross our borders and link us together.

The world’s 263 transboundary lake and river basins include the territory of 145 countries and cover nearly half of the Earth’s land surface. Great reservoirs of freshwater also move silently below our borders in underground aquifers.
With every country seeking to satisfy its water needs from limited water resources, some foresee a future filled with conflict. But history shows that cooperation, not conflict, is the most common response to transboundary water management issues.
Over the last 60 years there have been more than 200 international water agreements and only 37 cases of reported violence between states over water. We need to continue to nurture the opportunities for cooperation that transboundary water management can provide.
We share the responsibility for managing the world’s transboundary waters for current and future generations.
(click on Headline to go to the United Nations Water for Life website)

Everything Grows With Love

photos by Craig Smith

Think of no one as an enemy. The best thing that could happen for the worst person is a miracle that will make them a better person. So, why not pray for miracles for everyone, love for everyone, so that all may find happiness? ~ Amy Nelson

Women's History Month

"The United States is filled with great hope that our daughters, and the daughters of all nations, will continue to serve as leaders in the pursuit of our collective well-being and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential."~ President Barack Obama

On Wednesday March 11, 2009, President Obama created a "White House Council on Women and Girls" that will be headed by one of his senior advisors and close friend, Valerie Jarrett. The President's executive order came a week after he issued a proclamation declaring March as Women's History Month, a celebration that began with the first "Women's History Week" in 1978 initiated by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission that was expanded with a 1987 National Women's History Month Resolution passed by Congress.
"The Council will provide a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families," a statement from the White House said.

The principle business of life
is to enjoy it.
photo by Patty Ann Smith
The natural movements of life as it dances.
photo by Emily ByWater

By cutting back on things we don't really need,
We make room to enjoy
The things we already have.

The condition of our heart determines....everything.

"...Our lives can change with every breath we take...Let go of what's gone. Hold on like hell to what you've got. Each other. We've all got meanness in us, but we've got goodness, too. And, the only thing worth living for is the goodness..." ~ from "Where the Heart Is"

Everything in creation
must be true unto itself.

Michelle Obama -

A Lovely Message from Michelle Obama

"...On January 19th, Barack and I will join thousands of people all across the country for an extraordinary day of service.I recorded a short video to tell you more about this important effort

....Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are committing to renew America together, one community at a time.

Whatever service activity you organize or take part in -- cleaning up a park, giving blood, volunteering at a homeless shelter, or mentoring an at-risk youth -- you can help start this important journey. But this is about more than just a single day of service, it's the beginning of an ongoing commitment to your community.

Monday, January 19th, is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King taught us to live a life of service, and he led by example. He once said:
"If you want to be important -- wonderful. If you want to be recognized -- wonderful. If you want to be great -- wonderful. But, recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness."

Barack and I will be volunteering in Washington, D.C., our new home. I hope you'll join us by taking part in this national call to service in your community:

It will take ordinary citizens working together with a common purpose to get this country back on track. This national day of service is an important first step in our continuing commitment.

Now is the time to remind all Americans what ordinary people can accomplish when we stand together."

Thank you,


"Deadwood South Dakota" ~ sung by MonkeyLess John

A Message from my friend, John, about Hatred and Racism

"My friend Dan has started a tribute week for songs that talk about hatred and racism.

I believe we are all emotionally racist to some extent. If you have ever walked down a street and have felt that you weren't safe when a black person, or a white person, or and Eastern Person or a Red person has walked by, then really , you are prejudging, which I suppose is more what this is.

Where we get past this is to realize that, emotionally that maybe how we feel, but we can choose not to be racist, through our actions towards others, and the respect we can give to each other. Until we are all ready to say " I am sorry about what we have done to you" and really mean it, then this will never, ever end.Look, we are all members of the human race, lets just say that, mean that, and please just live there.

Same for religious differences, do you really think God wants you to hate someone because they don't quite believe the same thing as you??? I can't imagine that would be true." ~ MonkeyLess John

From Conservation International

photo from CI
"When Nature Thrives
Humanity Benefits"