A Light-filled space

Everyday I search for inspiration, whether it be in the city that I call home, the natural world, my bookshelf or online. It is a desire that I cannot restrain. In this space, it is my pleasure to share the work of amazing writers, thinkers, artists, musicians, makers, photographers, philosophers, activists and more. My hope is that they will broaden your mind, touch your heart and expand your world.


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People Doing Beautiful Things and Changing the World

Monthly Focus ~ September 2018

 “Coming Together” by Artist Kerstin Zettmar

“Coming Together” by Artist Kerstin Zettmar

Joanna Macy - Work That Reconnects

Joanna Macy is an environmental activist, author, Rilke translator, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. To listen to her speak is like being wrapped in a warm blanket while sipping a cup of tea. Joanna is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, a ground-breaking theoretical framework and workshop methodology for personal and social change.

 Photo from Civil Eats

Photo from Civil Eats

Ron Finley - Gangsta Gardener

Ron Finley is a proponent of urban gardening. He began this by transforming the 'parkways' aka neglected dirt areas in front of his house into gardens filled with food and flowers. The city cited him with a violation of gardening without a permit. He fought back hard and is now a leading voice in food rights. South Los Angeles is a food prison, it is difficult to find fresh produce. Everyday Ron works to change this situation.

 Cover of 'Braiding Sweetgrass'

Cover of 'Braiding Sweetgrass'

Robin Wall Kimmerer - Author, Ecologist, Professor Citizen of the Potawatomi Nation

Robin Wall Kimmerer is the State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. She is founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment and an author of the rich, beautiful books: Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses (2003), and Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (2013). She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and combines her native heritage with her scientific and environmental passions.