Archive | August, 2018

Peggy Turnbull | The Hill Tribe of Women

The hill tribe of women live among clouds on emerald slopes in Appalachia. They wear handmade adornments, dichroic glass earrings, dream-catcher pendants, and bead necklaces. To console bereaved neighbors they make music together, it entertains children and soothes a sad soul. It’s hard to befriend them. They’re very selective, you must prove your compassion for children and the earth. They started as hippy, do-gooder idealists. A longing for justice burns […]

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Youth Leadership!

It almost seems as if the darker the headlines get, the more–and more brilliant–are the young people stepping up to illuminate that darkness. From the eloquence and courage of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, to the defiance and persistence of the Parkland massacre survivors, to the indigenous youth leading the No DAPL movement and the undocumented young people behind United We Dream, young brothers and […]

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Audrey Addison Williams | Healing the soul of America

“How many times do we lose an occasion for soul work by leaping ahead to final solutions without pausing to savor the undertones? We are a radically bottom-line society, eager to act and to end tension, and thus we lose opportunities to know ourselves for our motives and our secrets.” — Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life The “soul” of America […]

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Claudine Nash

Claudine Nash | Healing the world and other poems

Healing the World, Step 1 Treat the world as though it is a lost stranger who wanders onto your porch, confused and wounded, hair full of leaves. Offer a space on the wicker loveseat, perhaps a cup of freshly steeped tea. Wipe the thick streaks of dirt from her forehead and behold the self you have yet to meet. Let her mumble her forest of grievances, lend voice to the […]

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