McElligot’s Pool

Dr. Seuss If I wait long enough, if I’m patient and cool, Who knows what I’ll catch in McElligot’s pool? Find McElligot’s Pool

Menopausal Midwife

Margo Spellman Each year for the past 15 years I’ve taken a week or two off in the summer to paint. I use this time to grapple with personal issues such as mortality, infertility, pain and transformation. Healing occurs for me when I authentically paint my truth, but also when others find personal healing in …

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It’s Better to Receive

Jackie Hugh   People are naturally altruistic creatures and have an innate need to be needed. A feeling I once thought was mine and mine alone.       Everyone just go away and leave me alone, I wanted to scream. As these words bubbled up in the back of my throat, friends hovered over …

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Shaking the Tree

Peter Gabriel with Youssou N’Dour Souma Yergon, Sou Nou Yergon, We are shakin’ the tree Souma Yergon, Sou Nou Yergon, We are shakin’ the tree Turning the tide, you are on the incoming wave Turning the tide, you know you are nobody’s slave Download Shaking The Tree More from Peter Gabriel and Youssou N’Dour Youtube …

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Lobocraspis Griseifusa

Ted Kooser This is the tiny moth who lives on tears, who drinks like a deer at the gleaming pool at the edge of the sleeper’s eye, the touch of its mouth as light as a cloud’s reflection. In your dream, a moonlit figure appears at your bedside and touches your face. He asks if …

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Perfume Dreams

Andrew Lam Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora In this powerful collection of essays, Lam, a syndicated columnist and National Public Radio commentator, explores his identity as a Viet Kieu (a Vietnamese national living abroad) residing in the United States. On April 28, 1975, 11-year-old Lam and his family fled Saigon aboard a crowded C130 cargo …

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Small Victories

Angella Lister     I reached to help her out of the bath. “No,” she said. “I have to do this. You won’t always be around so I have to keep doing for myself, or I’ll lose the ability.”     Yesterday morning, while my 86-almost 87-year-old mother was bathing, I went into the bathroom …

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Cold Water

Tamara Power-Drutis There’s nothing so pure and nothing quite so free Cold water pours over me There’s nothing like water to give The strength we need for to live From the album Pacificana. Reimagined songs of the Pacific Northwest Visit the website of Tamara Power-Drutis

Healing Quote of the Day

  Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. — Mary Jean Irion From the book Yes, World: A Mosaic of Meditation