In Others’ Shoes

  This morning two people will publish their stories in WINN. We are all together in these troubled times: we need to be able to see ourselves clearly and to walk in another’s shoes (Gilah’s post), and we need to confront fear and to move forward in our country with love and  hope (Pablo’s post). By…

The Raven’s Gift

By Gilah Yelin Hirsch Having read the last post by Judy and Jack, I found myself remembering well the process ­­and emotion of leaving one’s personal forest. It took weeks for me to say thank you and goodbye to all the flora and fauna I had come to know intimately in Tonto National Forest, just…

Are You Creative?

By Gilah Yelin Hirsch Everybody is creative. Each of us affirms our innate creativity many times a minute by choosing to take the next breath. While this may be an unconscious act, any move toward life is creative. Then, creativity lies in moving away from what we already know. The first step in the creative…

Let’s Share

By Gilah Yelin Hirsch I was at an 85th birthday party last Sunday and had three conversations with people who were each heading organizations that deal with ameliorating the situation for women (and children) in trauma and domestic abuse. I was shocked to learn that none knew what the others were doing. As I travel…