January First

Michael Schofield A Child’s Descent into Madness and Her Father’s Struggle to Save Her “A brilliant and harrowingly honest memoir, January First is the extraordinary story of a father’s fight to save his child from an extremely severe case of mental illness in the face of overwhelming adversity.”  -Goodreads It is every parent’s objective to …

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The Crown of Sunflower

Artist Victor Wang Victor Wang is an award winning artist who teaches fine arts at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. “I grew up amongst the sunflower fields in northern China. In my childhood years, I played under the bright, yellow sunflowers with my brothers everyday. China’s Cultural Revolution played an important part in my …

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Healing Quote of the Day

  “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker


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Music Therapist Wendy Zieve

    As a child, singing at summer camp was such a powerful experience of joy and unity, it interested me in the power of music.     Wendy Zieve grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and learned about music therapy at a career day in high school.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy …

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Blessed are the Cheesemakers

A Novel by Sarah-Kate Lynch This sensuous and celebratory first novel is luscious in every way imaginable, a book to dip into eagerly and consume with much gusto. It is the story of two emotionally damaged people whom fate has dropped on a small cheese-making farm in Ireland. Kit Stephens’ fast track in New York …

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 Artist Sally Morgan An internationally recognized artist from Australia, Sally Morgan did not learn she was of Aboriginal descent until she was fifteen.  Her artwork embraces her Aboriginal identity and heritage.  She has also won the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission Award for Literature for her books, My Place and Wanamurraganya.  Her artwork and …

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On the Pulse of Morning

“Here, root yourselves beside me. I am the tree planted by the river, Which will not be moved. I, the rock, I the river, I the tree I am yours–your passages have been paid. Lift up your faces, you have a piercing need For this bright morning dawning for you. History, despite its wrenching pain, …

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Brighter than the Sun

Colbie Caillat “Oh, we could be the stars, falling from the sky Shining how we want, brighter than the sun.”

Author Carole Estby Dagg

  Instead of writing books, I became a librarian, surrounding myself with books other people had written. Clara and Helga’s story kept nagging me, though, so for their sake I decided to risk rejection. If they had repeatedly risked their very lives to prove women could walk across the country on their own, how could …

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