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MY JOURNEY OUT INTO THE DEEP

2019-07-01T10:01:48-04:00

Photo by Michael Tuszynski on Unsplash By Marilyn Pellini Be adventuresome! Set sail from the shallows out into the deep. Sometimes in our life we are becalmed in a lull, so we need a new plan. We need to chart a new course. My new direction began when my little family had to move from state to state because of my husband's job. Each new city was exactly that: big, different, and sometimes even rather unfriendly. In one town in the northeast I went to the same bank, cleaners, and supermarket, sometimes even more than once a week, but was treated [...]

MY JOURNEY OUT INTO THE DEEP2019-07-01T10:01:48-04:00

BELOW THE SURFACE

2019-07-01T10:01:55-04:00

Photo by Dan Smedley on Unsplash By Kellie Mox One frigid day last winter I abandoned my book and phone, my usual companions in the bath, and closed my eyes as I sank into the hot water. Unlike most of my soaks, this time I fully surrendered, allowing the water to support my limbs and wash away my thoughts. My body whispered its thanks as my heart rate slowed and my shoulders eased down from their tensed attention. Then, for the first time ever, I talked to my body as I soaked. I spoke out loud to her, softly and kindly, [...]

BELOW THE SURFACE2019-07-01T10:01:55-04:00

SUPPORTING DEEP SLEEP

2019-07-01T10:02:01-04:00

Photo by Gregory Pappas on Unsplash By Lisa Profera MD When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? You try to be Wonder Woman during the day—juggling family, career, aging parents, and just everyday life. You can’t be a super woman when you don’t sleep well. Whether it’s the baby crying or hormones flashing, poor sleep not only takes its toll on your ability to get things done; it can have long-term effects on your health. The importance of sleep is just as crucial to your health as eating and staying hydrated. When we sleep, our body is [...]

SUPPORTING DEEP SLEEP2019-07-01T10:02:01-04:00

KNEE-DEEP IN BLUEBERRIES

2019-07-01T10:02:08-04:00

Photo by Joanna Kosinksa on Unsplash By Alison Corey There’s nothing like a Michigan summer! The days are warm, the nights are cool, and Ann Arbor takes on a whole new vibe with the students (for the most part) away for the summer. Festivals abound, crowded dining tables line Main Street, and the street performers entertain the out-of-towners. Downtown is the place to be on a warm summer night, sipping on a sweet and tangy cocktail and grazing on seasonal bites while you people-watch from an intimate streetside table. However, a true Michigan summer is more than what’s happening in the city. It’s [...]

KNEE-DEEP IN BLUEBERRIES2019-07-01T10:02:08-04:00

LOCAL WOMEN OF COLOR TO SHARE “UNTOLD STORIES OF LIBERATION AND LOVE” THROUGH NEW POETRY PROJECT

2019-07-02T22:49:25-04:00

By Sarah Rigg Published in collaboration with Concentrate Media. In mid-March, Julie Quiroz was on the University of Michigan campus at a vigil honoring victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings when an active shooter was reported nearby. "I've only run like that two times in my life, and the other one was during a coup in Ecuador," she says. "Having the police tell you to run is terrifying." Reports of a shooter were later proven false, but Quiroz says she still felt "shaken and powerless" afterward. She kept thinking of how courageous the Muslim students who put on the vigil [...]

LOCAL WOMEN OF COLOR TO SHARE “UNTOLD STORIES OF LIBERATION AND LOVE” THROUGH NEW POETRY PROJECT2019-07-02T22:49:25-04:00

WRITING AS TRANSFORMATION: HOW YOUR MUSE CAN HEAL YOU

2019-07-01T10:02:24-04:00

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash By Julie Mariouw It started out as an insistent tapping on my shoulder. I had not experienced it before, but suddenly there was an irrepressible force pushing me to get things down on paper. Not in the old ways I was used to—not planning and outlining—but instead writing with passion, freeing the trapped words inside my body, helping them come out and play on the page. I grabbed notebooks and raced to put words down before they disintegrated; I knew I must not let them get away. My early notebooks were filled with impromptu journaling, [...]

WRITING AS TRANSFORMATION: HOW YOUR MUSE CAN HEAL YOU2019-07-01T10:02:24-04:00
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