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Sapphire is an author and poet whose books include American Dreams and Push, which was made into the Academy Award-winning movie Precious. Well known for her candor and an unflinching eye, she is also applauded for her unique and fearless voice.   Today is the day you have been waiting for when you would finally begin to live when you would at last open the door More
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Joy Harjo is a poet and performer who has written seven books of poetry, including How We Became Human and She Had Some Horses. She is known for drawing together the brutalities of contemporary reservation life with the beauty and sensibility of Native American culture and mythology.   More
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Aimee Nezhukumatathil is author of three award-winning books of poetry, Lucky Fish, At the Drive-In Volcano, and Miracle Fruit. Here, she offers one of her poems from Lucky Fish. She's been warned not to sleep with moonlight on her face or she will be taken from her house. She wears eel-skin to protect herself. She tilts her face to the night sky when no one is looking. During the eclipse, eels bubble in their dark More
Orange Cake
High in vitamin C, sweet, and juicy, oranges are the perfect addition to many baked treats. Chef Roger Dufau shares this delicious recipe for Orange Cake, which he serves frequently at Drew House, his popular bed and breakfast. This recipe makes 2 medium-sized cakes.       More
Omega Institute The Questing Mind: Opening Up to New Possibilities by Sam Keen
Opening Up to New Possibilities
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves." —Rilke More
Haiku teaches us the power of observation, returns us to nature, and grounds us in the here and now. But as author Sharon A. Bray explains, it also teaches gratitude and can become a spiritual practice. Why not take the time to step outside, take a walk, and find some inspiration right outside your door—in the form of your own haiku. More
          It’s time to give upThe endless struggle to becomeAnd accept that this is all there isThat there’s nothing more to gain or lose.If this moment isn’t good enoughThen no moment ever will beIf you can’t make peace with the present nowYou’ll always be at war. It’s time to stop trying To bend the world to your willAnd allow life to unfoldWith slow natural grace, like spring. More
7 Yoga Teachers Weigh in On the Yogic Diet
Traditionally, yogis consumed sattvic foods that nourish the body and support a peaceful state, enabling the practitioner to function at maximum potential. Sattvic foods include nuts, fruits, vegetables, seeds, and legumes. Yogis were encouraged to stay away from rajasic foods that heat up the body, such as coffee and chocolate, and tamasic foods that are heavy, such as alcohol and preserved foods. Many yogis also included the yogic principle of ahimsa (nonviolence/noninjury) in their dietetic choices, by choosing to be vegan or vegetarian. More

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