Leaning on My Ancestors

It’s been a week of accumulated stresses…sick cats (always a barely-acknowledged trigger point, the determination/helplessness of navigating vet visits, new ...

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The Struggle Is the Same

By Phila Hoopes “Everyone’s a critic,” the theatre saying goes…and (nearly) everyone has a critic’s voice droning on in their ...

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offline

  I need the warm curl of fingers around a pen the brush of hand across paper scratch of a ...

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Return to Joy – A Book to Challenge the Despair of Our Times

There are powerful books…and then there are books that grasp me by the spiritual lapels and shake me to the bones. Return to ...

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One Perfect Tomato

This year, as I watch the headlines – wildfire here, floods there, a typhoon, hailstorms, drought, vanished sea ice in ...

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Peeling the Veils of Trauma from Our Eyes

“It did not, at that moment, occur to her even to doubt that if such things existed they would be ...

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Why Bother? No, Really?

After a sleepless night and an overwhelmed, distracted day, I kept coming back to the question – why bother? Why ...

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Navigating from Panic to Peace

Your chest is tight. A lump in your throat threatens to erupt into sobs. Your head is spinning; your heart ...

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What if… (dare we ask?)

These questions have been haunting me for the past few days…with the sort of resonance that tells me they are ...

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What to Do When the World Feels Like Too Much

By Cynthia Greb How many of us here are very sensitive? Does your psyche get rattled by too much noise ...

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