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Lorraine Ash, MA, is the author of Life Touches Life: A Mother’s Story of Stillbirth and Healing (NewSage Press, 2004) and Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life (Cape House Books, 2012). Both are spiritual memoirs, an old but evolving genre she believes in as a catalyst for personal healing and transformation and social change.
“We each were born as a character into a large family and cultural story,” she said, “and not always in the roles we would have chosen for ourselves. Then fate takes us in unexpected directions. Writing spiritual memoir is a way to weave our outer and inner lives to create meaning and trace and direct our evolving identities over time, including that timeless core in each of us called the soul.”
What does all that have to do with social change? Nothing helps the human race see and understand itself more than such honest witnessing in every corner of the human experience. There is no taboo territory in autobiographical writing, which the author William Dean Howells once c
Welcome to the Who-Dey Weekly LIVE Pre-Draft Show. This week we will discuss the Bengals draft plans, also the plans for this podcast on our new website CincyJungle.com. Hosted by Nick Seuberling and Mickey Mentzer. Hit us up on Twitter @whodeyweekly or give us a ring at 404-WHODEY7.
Fela, the musical is coming to town, Oakland, to be exact, June 4-9. Today we speak to Melanie Marshall, who is wonderful in her depiction of "Funmilayo," Fela Kuti's mother. Ann Chinn joins us once again to update us on The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project which is hosting an ancestral remembrance ceremony in Yorktown, VA on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 8:00-9:30am on the waterfront. During this event the first marker associated with its efforts to mark Middle Passage arrival ports in the US will be unveiled. The organization is formally honoring and remembering more than 31,500 Africans who arrived in the York River District between 1698-1771 and the contributions of their descendants in creating this nation. We also are honoring the approximately 4,000 Africans who perished during these ocean voyages to the York River. Steven Anthony Jones, artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre in San Francisco, joins us to discuss the 1-Voice 1-Play 1-Day 1 Fundraiser for 27 black theatres nationwide & Port Elizabeth, South Africa, June 17. In this year's reading of A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller, Jones is National Artistic Director, and appears in his original role as Private James Wilkie. Visit lht-sf.org We close with a conversation with artist and visionary Mario Chiodo, whose historic monument Remember Them: Champions for Humanity, depicting 25 civil rights activists like Rosa Parks & Cesar Chavez, peacemakers like Martin Luther King Jr. and revolutionaries like Ruby Bridges. Its official unveling is next Friday, May 31, 2013, 3 p.m. at the Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park (19th Street and Rashidah Muhammad). Special guests at the event include the local honorees depicted in the sculpture along with Ambassador Shabazz, Ms. Juliana Roosevelt and Ms. Ruby Bridges. Visit http://oaklandwiki.org/Remember_Them%3A_Champions_For_Humanity_Monument
Yes I Am going to overcome the sound quality issues. LOL
Today we played the March TeleSummit recording featuring Rev. Lorraine Smith of Light of the Blue Star discussing what the I AM presence is and how to use it and Rev. Emile Gauvreau from Center for Spiritual Living Cape Coral discussing Spiritual Community.
We ran out of time and were unable to include the talk by Rev. Michelle Love on the difference between mediumship and psychic intuitiveness. But you can hear it in its fullness at SpiritualCommunitiesNetwork.com.
Also, we have another TeleSummit scheduled for May 29 and if you would like to listen in live please register at the above link to get the phone number and access code.
The website also has information on the 11.12.13 Infinite Soul Conference. Please register for that too, if you would like to reserve a seat for this free event.
Til next week, may you see the blessings Spirit sends to you.
Mother-to-be, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is inspiring May’s Diabetes Roundtable podcast. Kate Middleton has impressed the world with her modest fashions, charitable efforts and down to earth persona. She was recently named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed Pregnant Lady. Her fairy tale romance is a good, old-fashioned love story. Prince finds a common girl. Prince falls in love. They get married and live happily ever after. But how would she fair if she was living with diabetes? Mr. Divabetic adds a ‘divabetic’ twist to Kate Middleton’s palace life, pregnancy and interests to infuse our Hot Topic discussion, Digital Diva Reviews and Diabetes Numerology Game segments. Joining Mr. Divabetic for this one hour whirlwind of wellness are: Patricia Addie Gentle RN, CDE, Kathy Gold RN, CDE, Stephanie Garber PharmD, CDE, Mama Rose Marie, Lorraine Brooks, the Digital Divas, Molly Lepeska from 100Campaign and Liz Wolff, the owner of CURE Thrift Shop who is living with type 1 diabetes.
Plus, Divabetic’s GLAM MORE, FEAR LESS Squad dish celebrity moms-to-be style choices from Kim Kardashian to Halle Berry. Tune in to free monthly diabetes friendly podcasts hosted by by the happiest healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic to hear how real life ‘divas’ handle blood sugar high’s and low’s in tricky famous movie-inspired settings and situations. Enjoy over 30 Diva TalkRadio shows available for free on i-tunes (search ‘Divabetic’) and at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1.
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Come and join Intuitive Lauren with her guest Dr. Lorraine. Dr. Lorraine enjoys guiding others on their Life's Path, with her optimistic and cheerful outlook on life, it is a joyous experience. She faces life's issues from a Spiritual viewpoint; and deals with all circumstances with meditation and applying what she hears from GOD, into day to day living. When life throws you a "curve-ball" find