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A Brief Blog in Response to Donald Trump

Published on January 27th, 2017 by in Blog

Dear Trump, You are definitely not my President, because you single-handedly just broke hearts, separated families indefinitely, shattered spirits, and undermined the values that truly once made America great. Those values of inclusivity, hospitality, and humanitarianism are omitted from this action. I spent yesterday in my refugee clinic, counseling survivors of human rights abuses from

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Dancing with Whales: Tonga, August-September, 2016

Published on October 6th, 2016 by in Blog

Dancing with Whales Tonga, August-September, 2016 There is no word for problem in Tonga. I learned this from the spotter on the boat that took us out, daily, to swim with whales. Anything that arises, troubles, distresses, or hurts, has a solution. Or, with time and perspective, it will ease. After 11 days in Haa’pai,

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In the presence of Love

Published on November 13th, 2015 by in Blog

Whales are everywhere, here: they literally punctuate the ocean with their movements. In the space of a few minutes, looking out over the horizon or around the sea our boat is gliding through, we see pairs and trios and pods of whales breaching, spy-hopping, tail slapping and diving. This is an annual pilgrimage site, for

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Australia & Continuum, Earth, Sky & Body: Spring 2015

Published on June 9th, 2015 by in Blog

There are still places in this world where the sky is awash with stars. Tasmania is one of them. In this Australian island, just off this most ancient land, the night sky is aglow with the light that emanates from the space that still illuminates the death of these once bright cosmic bodies. To lie

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Ambers visit to Foundation house

Published on July 18th, 2013 by in Blog

Ambers visit to Foundation house, one of the global leaders in torture treatment and refugee well-being: View PDF Article

Amber elected to The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) Board of Directors.

Published on July 15th, 2013 by in Blog

Beginning in October, 2013, Amber will become the ADTA’s Western Region Member-at-Large, for a two year term. http://www.adta.org/

Lebanon

Published on June 13th, 2013 by in Blog

This is my second time to Lebanon. It’s always difficult to put into words why one loves certain places with a particular fierceness. Lebanon is one of those places for me. When I left here, 3 years ago, I felt really sad that I might never come back. Despite everyone-who-cares-for-me concerns such as “Is it

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Daryl Byler, Regional Representative of The Mennonite Central Committee in Jordan visits Zataari Refugee Camp

Published on March 20th, 2013 by in Blog

Following their visit to the Zataari Refugee Camp, Colleague Daryl Byler, Regional Representative of The Mennonite Central Committee in Jordan, writes about the camp and its impact on Jordan, in Religion and Ethics. Click here to link to article.

Syria/Jordan

Published on March 12th, 2013 by in Blog

It’s the first time in 4 days I’ve had a moment to step outside. I am in Amman, and spending some time in the camps on the Syrian border, to assist in the development of a staff care program for the many humanitarian responders working with the refugees fleeing Syria. Having been indoors for several

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Haiti & Australia

Published on January 19th, 2013 by in Blog

4:53 pm, 1/12/13. I am turning our car into Belvil, the quiet neighborhood, where I stay in Port au Prince. It is the precise moment when the earthquake of 2010 devastated Port au Prince 3 years ago. My friends, colleagues and I have spent most of the preceding week talking about how impossible it is

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