February Observances and Holidays

Continuing with the thought process in January that these observances and holidays are around for a reason and there is a lot of good information about them, here are the February dates! Click here to go the full list. 4 February World Cancer Day [WHO] While most of us know the word cancer, there's also quite... Continue Reading →

The Deep by Rivers Solomon

I found The Deep when looking for a book for Read Harder 2020 Task 2, read a retelling of a classic of canon, fairytale, or myth by an author of color. I have a thing about mermaids. I have always loved them. The Little Mermaid was my favorite story when I was a kid and... Continue Reading →

Luke 1

Luke is the third book of the New Testament and the third gospel of Jesus. Like Matthew and Mark, he tells the story of Jesus yet again through yet another lens. Matthew told the story of the divine who had been prophesied to come save us. Mark told the story of the divine who came... Continue Reading →

Learning to be still

Given that the yamas and niyamas generally align with Christian beliefs, it’s no wonder that the asanas are the first limb of yoga that Americans are generally familiar with. The interpretations of these limbs among Americans tend to vary and I could easily see how yogis are considered to be taking ideas like the yamas... Continue Reading →

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride

I love this title too. It's the "different". We can't always guarantee that the work we do and the strides we make will end up making things better, but your struggle will be different from mine and maybe we'll end up in a place where our identities don't heap specific struggles on us. I like... Continue Reading →

Please Don't Go Before I Get Better: Poems by Madisen Kuhn

That title. I am a sucker for a title like that. My favorite poems tend to be those that are a little raw by nature. They tend to break my heart a little. I've rarely been one for a happy poem. That title drew me right in to a collection I knew I'd enjoy. As... Continue Reading →

Reflection of Mark

Mark is the second book in the New Testament, second gospel, and second of the synoptics. I have to wonder if that makes it the book of the Jesus’s life seen as second most accurate at the Council of Nicea. A lot of books were considered but not all made the cut. Based on some... Continue Reading →

Niyamas in action

Mermaid pose is my best reminder of the Niyamas. Explanation at the bottom. Theoretically, one moves on from the yamas to the niyamas once they’ve been mastered. The niyamas are the ethical observances that are the second limb of yoga. What really ends up happening is each limb is it’s own practice that falters and... Continue Reading →

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer

I had heard of Irena Sendler and her amazing work prior to picking up this book, but somewhere in the middle I realized that it was still only because of the events in this book that I had heard of her at all. Prior to Life in a Jar, which started out as a high... Continue Reading →

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