Francisco Martin

Francisco Olachea “Pancho” Martin is a street nurse in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico and works with Voices from the Border to support migrants waiting for their asylum hearings. “One of our goals is that they have human dignity. Not to let them lose their hope.” Migrants “We try to change the moment, we’re not trying to change their life just the moment. And we hope  that … Continue reading Francisco Martin

Paul Kaye

Paul Kaye is the President of Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens and the President of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness in Los Angeles, California. “If you want to feel strong, then be against something. You’ll feel immediately strong. You’ll get righteous, right? Or you’ll judge something. The thing is, it’s power, but it’s false power.” The Peace Awareness Labyrinth “We were fortunate to find a person who could make … Continue reading Paul Kaye

One year in

It’s raining tonight.  It’s a sound that I love, the drops falling on the camper roof, a thin veil between inside and out. The skies have been filled with heavy, autumn clouds all day, and now as daylight edges toward dusk, they are releasing the frequent rains that keep the pacific northwest so green. It’s warm and cozy in the trailer. The fireplace is on. … Continue reading One year in

Kristen Sandstrom

Kristen Sandstrom is a self-professed word geek. She is an avid reader, writer and seller of books. I interviewed her in Bayfield, Wisconsin. We talked about her love for Lake Superior, her understanding of community and the ways she has moved toward healing after surviving trauma in her teens. “I don’t use the word victim, I always use the word survivor. That’s very important for … Continue reading Kristen Sandstrom

Lori Schneider

Lori Schneider has climbed the tallest mountain on all seven continents, a feat she accomplished while being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. We talked about finding strength in the face of skeptics, the meditation of climbing, and her choice to be happy. You can learn more at her websites, http://lorischneider.net/ or http://www.empowermentthroughadventure.com/. “When that official diagnosis came, I was just afraid. I ran away from my whole life. But … Continue reading Lori Schneider

Tania Aubid

Tania Aubid is an Anishinaabe woman involved in the Water Protector movement resisting the Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota. “You know, they wanted their pristine lands, and then they pushed us all into the swamps. And now that the swamps have resources for them to exploit, they want to push us out over here too. Through the logging companies, through the pipelines, through the … Continue reading Tania Aubid