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November 2011 News: Building Our Common Fire

 Hello Good People!So many changes! In the last two months I have moved from the country to the city (I now live one block from the Mississippi River, and run by the riverfront every other day), traveled to five different cities on the east coast in a period of 4 weeks, took my daughter to…
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October News: The Guidelines

Hello Good People!I've been traveling in the northeast for the last three weeks, from the fecund and flooded Hudson valley, to the grimy warmth of New York City's second summer, and north again to the autumnal rains of New Hampshire. What brought me to the east coast last month was an ambitious project I was…
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September News – Between You and a Blog Post

Hello Good People!Ever have an experience where what actually happened was painful, but you can picture exactly what you would have liked to happen and that just feels so delicious? I just had one. Telling this story is purely for fun, so skip ahead for the serious stuff like drought relief and conflict facilitation training!What…
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August News – All of Us, Children

 Hello Good People! And welcome to summer's end. It hardly feels fair, but there it is. August, in your face! I have hardly had a bit of downtime since the Allied Media Conference - for the past month I have been writing, developing new curricula, chasing my children, and sitting in awe of my son Finn…
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July News – The Mind of the Body

 Hello Good People! Lately I have been sitting with some awe for the intelligence of the body. My grandfather passed away at the beginning June, and I continue to feel moved by the stories of what his body did when it began to die, and how vulnerable it made him, and how important that was for…
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June News – Health is Dignity, Dignity is Resistance

 Hello Good People!The Allied Media Conference 2011 is only 12 days away, and we are still trying to raise money to cover scholarships for some of our amazing health care practitioners and presenters. These folks are coming from all over the country - from reservations in the Southwest and from farms in New York State,…
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Attached to Vengeance

 Hello Good People, Like many Americans, I sat with my eyes glued to the television on Sunday night waiting for the mysterious news relating the national security, for which the president had called an unprecedented press conference. My stomach was tied in knots: are we going to war (again)? My mother is traveling abroad, will she…
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April News – Our Only Weapon Our Spirit

 Hello Good People! The delay in my newsletter comes from a wonderful new role I have stepped up to in my life - I am now a member of the board of directors of the Common Fire Foundation, a visionary organization that supports the development of intentional communities grounded in sustainability, social justice, and interpersonal transformation.…
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March News: Bi-Winning

 Hello Good People!!Spring is almost here and you can tell because folks are ramping up the action all over the country. My newsletter this month is PACKED with cool stuff: innovative theater, life-changing workshops, opportunities to be visionary from the page to the stage!! So I am not going to be long-winded, but I wanted…
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February News – Community Supported Activism!

Hello Good People!Want to support health justice and get a gorgeous handmade journal? Here is your golden opportunity. This year, I am trying something new, different, and unprecedented in my own work! You have heard of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) - where families pay a monthly fee to a farmer, who then provides them with…
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