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50 Women Freed Early from Oklahoma Prisons This Week

50 Women Freed Early from Oklahoma Prisons This Week

The United States leads the world in incarcerations, and the cost of keeping so many people locked up has taken a toll on our country and our communities. Many states across the country have had to start getting creative with how to handle their prison populations. In some states, inmates have been forced to share […]

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

PHOTO: James Jordan Suffering and compassion: do they go hand-in-hand?  Are they akin to Mother Theresa and the poor, forever together as though stuck in perpetual balance?  Or is that even balance? To me, balance of two opposites cancels them both out.  Makes them neutral, Par, pH 7.   We suffer; and compassion eases it.  Over […]

Common Sense Advice for Parents on How to Talk About Marijuana

Common Sense Advice for Parents on How to Talk About Marijuana

PHOTO: Mark Brannan Along with being an author and expert on open adoption, my dear friend Lori Lavendar Luz (Lori Holden) is a phenomenal mother and blogger! She writes about the daily joys and pains of parenting with love, common sense and and a big dose of humor. When she decided to address the issue of how to […]