Category Archives: Healing

“It is the heart that leads me to places that challenge my comfort” by Serina Holmstrom

Serina offers her thoughts on helping serve meals to the homeless at the “PopUp Kitchen” I walked up to him, asking if he’d had enough to eat. I couldn’t understand his reply. He was standing by himself, far away from … Continue reading

Posted in Gentrification, Healing, Homelessness, Personal Essays

Alcatraz

  An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Press) by Rebekah Demirel, Contributing Writer They were kept separate from society, banished to an island, where they would pay for their crimes. Humans instinctively know that the … Continue reading

Posted in Healing, Rebekah Demirel articles

My oldest brother

An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Press) by Rebekah Demirel, Contributing Writer My brother David wasn’t around by the time I was born. He was eighteen years older than me, and from the time he … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Healing, Personal Essays, Rebekah Demirel articles

Plants and People

An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Press) by Rebekah Demirel As long as I can remember, planting, watering and weeding has been a solace for me. Pulling weeds feels cathartic and cleansing. You have to … Continue reading

Posted in Healing, Personal Essays, Rebekah Demirel articles, Trees, parks, and open space