Guest Contributor Phil Dynan: “The Myth of Separate”

From The Pachamama Alliance: “Human beings are not separate from each other or Nature. We are totally interrelated and our actions have consequences to all. What we do to others we do to ourselves. What we do to the Earth we do to ourselves.” Do you ever feel separate from part of or all ofContinue reading “Guest Contributor Phil Dynan: “The Myth of Separate””

Polarity, Paradox, and Possibility

Now that 2020 has drawn to a close and the New Year has begun, I am reflecting on the seemingly ubiquitous sentiment that 2021 will bring transformation of our collective pain, loss, and worry. Between the widening availability of COVID-19 vaccinations, the inauguration of a new US Presidential administration, and the prospect of “normalcy” theseContinue reading “Polarity, Paradox, and Possibility”

Reflections on a Year in My Life- A Holiday Offering

The great celestial “conjunction” of Saturn and Jupiter was unviewable from my location on Earth but it still happened. I have seen photographic and telegraphic proof but I, myself, didn’t see it directly so, in a way it didn’t happen for me. I think this is an apt metaphor for considering how many events ofContinue reading “Reflections on a Year in My Life- A Holiday Offering”

Moving Beyond Civilization

I invite you to participate in imagining a thriving world with me- a world where justice is normalized and all life is valued as sacred, interconnected, and necessary. A world beyond civilization. Join me and imagine what we can create together. What an amazing adventure!

What if Mother Teresa Was a Slut?

This post is the product of a series of thoughts I have been having about the nature of charity, the culture of harm in our society, and the objectification of, well, everything. I hope you’ll read beyond the headline to explore these ideas with me. A couple of years ago, I got into an argumentContinue reading “What if Mother Teresa Was a Slut?”

A Poem for The People

I weep each day and search for what to say to soothe the pain of we, the people I do my part by leading with my heart create more space for we, the people I dream of love within, between, above to heal the wounds of we, the people I speak and sing of wholeness,Continue reading “A Poem for The People”

Who I am…

My name is Sara Hughes. I am 47 years old and live in Rochester, NY. I have one biological child, Jacob, who is 22 years old and am also “Mama Sara” to hundreds of young people I’ve met and come to know and love through my volunteer and professional work as a mentor, educator, programContinue reading “Who I am…”