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Gratitude as a Refuge

Gratitude as a Refuge

by Eric Alan
November 12, 2016

Wild times in the world—on that, I believe we can all agree. More wild times are surely to come.  Gratitude is a refuge in even the wildest times, though. It’s not a refuge of escape, either. Gratitude is a way of engaging with the t... Read more

It's a Cull-ossal Truth!

It's a Cull-ossal Truth!

by Lauri Gwilt
November 4, 2016

If a cartoon illustrator attempted to capture my life as it has looked over the last year, they’d sketch my rump sticking up in the air with my head buried deep in closets, drawers, and cupboards. The next panel you’d see gadgets and gizmos and... Read more

If you're Happy and you know it..

If you're Happy and you know it..

by Tania Carriere
October 30, 2016

I was out for a walk and this happened. This moment of happiness. One of the happiest I have experienced to date. Not that there haven’t been other wonderful, glorious moments; I live a blessed life. You could ask me about my wedding day surrounded by... Read more

An Antidote to What Ails Us

An Antidote to What Ails Us

by Lynette Sheppard
October 23, 2016

I see, hear, feel so much anger of late. Granted, that often happens as political campaigns heat up, but it just seems so prevalent and close to the surface these days. Free floating anger can act as a poison igniting fight or flight hormones and neurotrans... Read more

No Losers

No Losers

by Eric Alan
October 16, 2016

The beauty and grace of baseball have been a refuge for me since childhood. For a devoted fan like me, October playoff baseball is the compelling coda to a long season of intrigue. It’s also a time of anxiety, for anyone with attachment to the fortune... Read more