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FORGE welcomes Anole Halper to our Team

FORGE welcomes Anole Halper to our Team

FORGE welcomes Anole Halper to our Team May 21, 2019 FORGE is pleased to announce the addition of Anole Halper, MSW, MPH to our staff as Creative Content Coordinator, increasing our capacity to educate and engage the public. Anole (pronouns: they/them/theirs) will...
Self-Care in a Jar: Canning and Preserving as a Meditative Practice

Self-Care in a Jar: Canning and Preserving as a Meditative Practice

Preserving food is a way of life that people have been doing to survive since probably the dawn of people—and it’s a practice that most rural trans and non-binary folks are well familiar with. But what maybe hasn’t existed for that long is the concept that preserving...
#dailyprayer 140 characters at a time

#dailyprayer 140 characters at a time

Contributor: Rev. Sean Dennison It started as a kind of challenge: was it possible to pray in a meaningful way in only 140 characters? I’m a Unitarian Universalist minister and we have a reputation for being verbose—using a LOT of huge words—and enjoying hearing...
Making a Plan

Making a Plan

In the midst of a crisis is the worst time to try to figure out what helps you. In crises, emotion-caused brain chemicals flood your brain, effectively making it impossible to think. Instead, your brain gives your emotions space for a free-for-all, which is not...