In a plot of grass, behind a bar on Payne, right off Maryland Avenue on the east side of St. Paul there was once a blue house that I loved.
A poem by Joy Harjo on place, memory, trauma — and wondrous, radical survival.
New research reveals that trauma experienced in childhood has longterm damaging effects on quality of life and lifespan. But the same research shows that adults play a critical role in helping children overcome this damage.
The marrow of our existence — that deep understanding and commitment to tenderness — is just as important as the rituals, traditions, and ideologies that structure our lives.
A reminder for beauty and gratitude in a time when gun violence is at the heart of our public consciousness.
Quieting your tendency to compare yourself to others can allow you to more fully enjoy the present moment — and fully claim your life.
Good design creates space for beauty, dignity, and life to flourish — and we shouldn’t think of that as a luxury.
Where do we go when we are beyond hope? A climate scientist reflects on the courage we need to accept that we must continue to pursue solutions, even in the face of failure.
The resilience of redwood trees is a beautiful metaphor for the great vitality and growth that can come from life’s deepest wounds.
The depth of understanding that diversity can bring is rooted in each of our commitment to never forget our own, small contribution to the world.
The doctors said they could not change the conditions of her life, that the only thing they could do was change the conditions of her head. No one knew what to do with her heart.