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Candles from Ritual Burn

I have used Zoom for years as a writing coach with women academics, meeting individually and in groups, so I thought it would be helpful to share my experience with those who are wanting to share their gifts with the world in this way.


The free account allows you to have meetings up to 40 minutes. I have the Pro Plan, which allows for unlimited meetings, 1 host, and up to 100 participants in a meeting. This is $149.90 per year, and I think it’s well worth it. …

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Release by Cassie Premo Steele

I have a cousin who begins writing a holiday letter around this time of year, and he writes in ALL CAPS TO PROCLAIM THE BIGGEST STORIES OF THE YEAR FROM WORLD AND DOMESTIC POLITICS.

And each year, I look forward to it.

Do you want to know why?

Because too often, we say we are concerned about what’s happening in the world, but it doesn’t even create a whisper on our holiday greetings.

Yes, I know, this time of year is about family, and gratitude, and focusing on our blessings.

But what if it were your kid shot at college…

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We’re a month away from Halloween, but I’m not exaggerating when I say that this week, ghosts and monsters were released from their hiding places for millions of women.

This happened when long-buried memories of sexual trauma came howling back as the courageous witness of Dr. Ford allowed us a collective context in which to remember.

The good news is this: it doesn’t matter whether what you are feeling is fear or anger or panic or grief or shame or anxiety or rage or paralysis. These feelings are the key to healing.

I have spent my adult life studying two…

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There are times when only art will do. It can be the thing that gets you through.

Maybe you are sobbing and need to catch your breath. Maybe you have given birth. Maybe there has been a death.

Or you have just taken your baby girl to a university 610 miles away from home.

So you long for something beautiful, something good and wise and true, that can transport you into feeling human again. Then again, my dogs and chickens have more grace and balance than many humans in this world.

The yellow butterfly I saw flying over my shoulder…

Cassie Premo Steele

Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D., is an ecofeminist poet, novelist and TEDx speaker. Her most recent book is The ReSisters, a #1 bestselling LGBT YA novel.

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