How to Create a Welcoming Space

Our hearts and lives are enriched through relationships with other people. I can’t imagine living in a community or doing work where there are neatly constructed borders that divide people. Rather, I see community, work, and family as opportune spaces to cultivate a...

Sunset

The sun is rising in the west. The world is upside down and Nothing makes sense. I dream of green sunsets Following days imbued with innocence. But until that day, I cannot...

Freedom

The freedom to lie, The freedom to steal, The freedom to kill, Freedom for a few. The freedom to love, The freedom to heal, The freedom to feel alive, Freedom for...

Our Purple Toenails

Purple has always been my favorite color. I love to wear it, surround myself with it, and integrate it into as much of my life as possible. It makes me feel happy, calm, and grounded. I sometimes paint my nails purple, most frequently my toenails. About two decades...

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