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14 July 2011

Allison read and listened to some of her favorite poems that always help her to reboot her brain and find the path back to a little more balance.

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Have a Little Mercy

10 July 2012

Allison listened to the lyrics from the new Dave Matthews Band song, Mercy, and got a little more inspiration for her current mantra, it’s never too late.

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Give Up Your Fear of Failure and Find Faith in Yourself

27 November 2012

Allison read The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America by David Whyte and was reminded to worry a little less about failure and to believe in herself a little more.

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Find Comfort and a Fresh Perspective in Poetry

19 March 2013

Allison read a draft of Border Ways by her brother, Reverend George Linney, and once again found just what she needed during a difficult time in the pages of a beautiful collection of poems.

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Solace in a River of Silence

9 July 2013

Allison read an excerpt from David Whyte’s River Flow: New and Selected Poems and remembered there can be solace in the silence.

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Be Like Pearl Jam and Just Breathe

29 October 2013

Allison listened to Just Breathe by Pearl Jam and was grateful once again for how music can help her to settle down and feel better.

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“His Day is Done” (But Ours is Not)

10 December 2013

Allison watched and read His Day is Done – a tribute poem for Nelson Mandela by Dr. Maya Angelou and struggled to find some way to pay tribute to a hero.

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Running!

21 January 2014

Allison read her 10-year old nephew's poem, Running!, and asked herself  some important questions every grown-up should consider.

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Have a Little Faith

9 September 2014

Allison thought about the full moon and was reminded of one of her favorite David Whyte poems, Faith.

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What Do You Have to Do?

23 September 2014

Allison read one of her favorite Mary Oliver poems, The Journey, and considered how brave we have to be if we want to make changes in our lives.

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Thinking Big Thoughts

7 July 2015

After her first day of thinking big thoughts in the Berkshires, Allison read some of her favorite Mary Oliver poems and discovered a wonderful interview with the poet online.

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Adjust the Plan When Necessary

29 September 2015

Allison had a complicated night of airline travel and couldn't get a new blog post updated before her Tuesday midnight deadline. Instead, she's sharing her favorite David Whyte poem that helped her to stay calm when the flight got particularly bumpy.

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Lessons in Hard Work from a Shepherd

20 December 2016

Barbara read The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks and was inspired by the intense work ethic of the farming life and the elegant poetic word choices that describe the land and life of the Lake District.

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Inspiration for Working on Your Biases

21 August 2018

Eden read Mother to Son by Langston Hughes and felt encouraged knowing that even though the work of overcoming bias can be slow and complicated, it is always, always worth it.

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Start and End Your Day with a Pep Talk

18 December 2018

Eden read Gmorning, Gnight! and paused to appreciate a collection of pep talks from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Finding Calm from Poetry

5 March 2019

Janie read November For Beginners from Collected Poems (1974-2004) by Rita Dove and considered the similarities between November and March.

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You’ll Learn

26 March 2019

Barbara watched Rita Dove at the 2019 Quadruplicity Conference in Charlottesville and walked away feeling inspired and more courageous.

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