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10 things Native Americans have taught me

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Today is Columbus Day in the United States. It’s the day that has been traditionally celebrated as the day that “Christopher Columbus, an explorer from Europe, discovered America”. As kids growing up in American schools, we are taught that this is a significant day. In fact, Columbus Day is a national holiday… even now. For US Americans, it has been a day that has stirs national pride because, for white Americans, Columbus DayRead More

how one bird changed the world

16 Jul 2016 spirit + soul

as the coffee brewed, i stood at my kitchen window, drinking my morning glass of water and watching a bird bathe. i watched him land beside a puddle just outside my wrought iron gate. he took a few tiny sips of the water, then waded in. i was melting from the his cuteness, turning into my own kind of puddle from behind my open kitchen window. he dipped his head into the puddle and threw the water back onto himself. heRead More

how håkan hellström inspires us to keep going

12 Jun 2016 culture + art, sweden

i’ve been excited about sharing this post with you for a week. a post about a truly inspiring + magical concert that lina and i attended last weekend. however, right now, as i watch live news from the united states, my heart is heavy and my excitement has been replaced by sadness, frustration, and anger. last night, in orlando, florida, 50 people were killed and 53 were injured in a gay nightclub by a gunman who has now caused the worst massRead More

je t’aime paris: when you are scared, just look up

14 Nov 2015 culture + art

you have to look closely, but the stars are there. i captured this image early friday morning, just hours before the news of deadly violence in the city of love. i posted the photo on instagram, just 9 hours before the attacks, and i wrote about how the stars remind me that we are all brothers and sisters. that we all sleep and eat and live and dream and hope under the same sky. i always feel such peace and hope whenRead More

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