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Your Summer Must-Read: From Hell to Challah: Rising from Fragile to Fearless, One Grain at a Time

Here’s my recommendation for your must-read book this summer: Shari Wallack’s extraordinary memoir, From Hell to Challah: Rising from Fragile to Fearless, One Grain at a Time. Here’s why…

This book is an exceptional glimpse into pandemic travel, reconnecting, friendships, food, mental health, growing into fearlessness, the importance of travel and always expanding your worldview, and self growth. It’s one of the best travel books (and memoirs) I’ve ever read, and is funny, to boot!

Exploring Nature in Music

by Kerry Dexter /
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Jun 21, 2021 / 0 comments

Nature is a deep source of inspiration for musicians. At times, that might lead to a symphony, or a concerto. It might lead to a children's song, a dance tune, or a hymn. There are many paths to explore and consider nature through music, through stories of weather, time, space, landscape, and many more aspects.

Exploring Nature in Music

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Lindsay Eisaman: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... being in a small sized classroom with professors makes a world of difference

Lindsay Eisaman is a December 2019 Nursing Program graduate from the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Boyce Campus. She has landed her dream job as an Obstetric Nurse at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Magee-Womens Hospital on the High Risk Antepartum Unit, and is pursuing a BSN at Aspen University. Lindsay loves helping people and is following the example of her grandmother Estellebelle Eisaman, who was a NICU nurse. 

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22.33 Stories: Curing Homesickness in a Hurricane with Salma Oubkkou

Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

Season 01, Episode 22 - Curing Homesickness in a Hurricane with Salma Oubkkou

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Travel is about the Journey: Climbing Kilimanjaro

 

More people have climbed Kilimanjaro than one might imagine. I asked everyone I could what they knew about Kili. After much well-intended but useless advice, Sue, a client of mine, provided some crucial tips: “It’s freezing on the top. Bring the warmest clothes you have.” She shivered in remembrance. 

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Traveling With Open Eyes

Publisher’s note: We are so pleased to publish this excerpt from an extraordinary new book by Neil J. Farber, MD, entitled Serendipity: Recognizing and Utilizing Common Everyday Events to Enhance Your Life and Career. In it, Dr. Neil Farber uses powerful examples of serendipity from history and his own life to show you the skills you need to prepare for, recognize, and ultimately take advantage of everyday unexpected occurrences. 

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22.33 Stories: Seasoned by an American (with Lenny Russo)

Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

22.33 Stories: Season 01, Episode 20 - Seasoned by an American (with Lenny Russo)

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22.33 Stories: The Food We Eat, Part 3

Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

22.33 Stories: The Food We Eat, Part 3

Music's invitation to reflection, to connection, to peace

by Kerry Dexter /
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Jan 18, 2021 / 0 comments

Music for shifting times. Four years ago, when we chose the title for this series, we could not have known what lay in store. There is no need for me to rehearse those events for you, and in any case, you will see them as you choose. Several threads which I would encourage you to follow, though, and which run through the music we have been sharing with you over these years are respect, reflection, connection, integrity, and peace.

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Breathe Into Love: Twinkle is Already the Must-Read Book of the Year

She's done it again!

One of our favorite writers, Patricia Leavy, has a new novel out that is, already, the must-read book of the year. Twinkle is a testament to the humanity in our lives—the joys of love, friendship, and laughter, as well as the challenges of trauma and life-changing events. I started reading it as a gift to myself in the new year, and wished that I had had it to hold in my heart during the last difficult year. 

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