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Local Activists, parents, policymakers, children of all ages, and anyone concerned about climate change will learn how they can make a difference for the community and the planet, at the…

Why Are We Here

  Why Are We Here? – a poem by Carol Peppe Hewitt Why Are We Here? We are here to make sure there is asparagus in April, and tomatoes in…
We are building a Village. When first Zafer Estill, and then my husband, Chris Lucash, died almost a year ago, we entered the Realm of Crisis, and a village was…
Josh Bellamy, Fulton Forde, Sam Kirkpatrick When Sam Kirkpatrick and Fulton Forde got together to open their bakery, Boulted Bread, in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, they had an ambitious goal.…
“Wow!” I think, walking to the back of the line, “I’m doing that again.” My sinuses are infused with rosemary and roasted red pepper. A flake of pastry lingers on…
Chris said he didn’t want to be alone. I said, “Well then, you won’t be.” I woke to Bob’s honeyed voice saying “Happy Birthday, dear.” It was Saturday, June 4th.…
I am feeling the irony of getting up extra early this morning so that I can squeeze the writing of a Self-Care blog post into an already over-scheduled day. But…
Five Star Challenge – Homework for a happier you. Here’s a recipe for Self Care month: Every night before you fall asleep, list five golden moments from your day. Write…
When I first started leading a yoga and meditation group at work, someone told me that I didn’t have to know the whole alphabet to begin teaching something. If I…
  [cc_product sku=”zafer” display=”inline” quantity=”false” price=”true”] In gratitude of your kindness and spirit. Tami Schwerin and Lyle Estill, of Moncure, have lost their son, Zafer, affectionately known to many as…
Imagine a Harvard educated theologian, with a strong penchant for history, language and etymology, who doesn’t become a priest, in the traditional sense, in any way. He’s a poet and…
A common feature of many indigenous cultures from across the globe is the practice of music as a healing modality and means to commune with unseen realms. Songs are considered a…

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“…We have barely disembarked into life…we’ve only just now been born, let’s not fill our mouths with so many uncertain names, with so many sad labels, with so many pompous letters, with so much yours and mine, with so much signing of papers. I intend to confuse things, to unite them, make them new-born intermingle them, undress them, until the light of the world has the unity of the ocean, a generous wholeness, a fragrance alive and crackling.”
― Pablo Neruda

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