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How do we think about the land we live on?

How do we think about the land we live on?

This week we hosted a webinar, “Learning and Teaching about Indigenous Cultures, Languages, and Territories,” with Christine McRae from Native Land Digital. We were excited to learn that close to 900 people registered!

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How many yogas are there really? from Prama Institute and Wellness Center

How many yogas are there really? from Prama Institute and Wellness Center

(The topics in this blog are the kind of philosophical ideas the author will discuss in the online course Yoga to Live By, starting October 14 to November 11. For more information, click here)

In the West, yoga is often synonymous with posture practice, with various forms of Hatha Yoga. In its homeland India, a yogi can be anyone from a meditating swami to a ganja smoking sadhu, anyone from an ochre-clad Tantric to a Bhakti-singing ecstatic to someone practicing yoga in an upper-class studio in New Delhi.

​In its essential purity, yoga is rooted in its body practices, in its transcendent mental outlook, and in its inclusive spirituality. Yoga is body-centered, mind-expanding, and spiritually uplifting. Yoga is not either/or—yoga is yes/and.

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MALAPROPS BOOKSTORE Presents Shelf Awareness, Kids Reading & Ticketed Events

MALAPROPS BOOKSTORE Presents Shelf Awareness, Kids Reading & Ticketed Events

Our doors are closed but our hearts are always open to our amazing community! We are working daily to fill online orders so you can stay home and stay safe with good books.

We have resumed curbside pickup and are offering limited in-person shopping by appointment. Please visit malaprops.com for important details. Thank you for your support!

STAFF PICS

QUARANTINED KIDS FUN READING

EVENTS

BOOK CLUBS

DIGITAL AUDIO BOOKS

 

Please visit malaprops.com for details. Thank you for your support!

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The Legendary Language of the Appalachian “Holler”

The Legendary Language of the Appalachian “Holler”

Is the unique Appalachian dialect the preserved language of Elizabethan England? Left over from Scots-Irish immigrants? Or something else altogether?

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PISGAH LEGAL SERVICES  10th Annual Justice Forum October 1

PISGAH LEGAL SERVICES 10th Annual Justice Forum October 1

Have you registered for Pisgah Legal’s 10th Annual Justice Forum yet? It’s not too late! This year’s Forum features Clint Smith, Ph.D., a writer, teacher and advocate for racial justice. We are excited to bring Clint’s voice, knowledge and perspective to Asheville and Western North Carolina as we seek to better understand the historical, political and sociological factors that have brought us to this moment of change for our country and our mountain communities. Read more about the event in this Asheville Citizen-Times article.  

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ANIMAL HAVEN of ASHEVILLE

ANIMAL HAVEN of ASHEVILLE

WE ARE A 501(C)3 ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION AND TEN-ACRE SANCTUARY IN EAST ASHEVILLE

Founded in May of 2000 by Barbara Bellows and Trina Hudson, Animal Haven of Asheville rescues and rehabilitates not only domestic animals but farm animals as well. In addition to providing food, shelter and veterinary care to homeless and abused animals, we are also a lifetime home for those not adopted.

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THE SIMPLE MONEY MINUTE – A Little Labor Day Magic

THE SIMPLE MONEY MINUTE – A Little Labor Day Magic

You might have read my love story about work last week and rolled your eyes.  Work?  Gross!  Work sucks!  I hate to work!

If that describes you, then today’s bit of sunshine is for you.

Unless you are a rich socialite like Paris Hilton, work is a necessity.  Making a living so we can support ourselves and our families and have a little bit of leisure once in awhile is kind of how the world works. 

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FIGURATIVE EXPRESSIONIST ARTWORK – Joyce Thornburg

FIGURATIVE EXPRESSIONIST ARTWORK – Joyce Thornburg

RAW AND INTUITIVE

I am a compulsive artist…I paint everyday because I have to!

My images are raw and intuitive.  Colors harmonize in unexpected ways and exuberance often collides with angst.

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Protecting half of the planet is the best way to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – we’ve mapped the key places to do it

Protecting half of the planet is the best way to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – we’ve mapped the key places to do it

Greg Asner  Director, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science and Professor, Arizona State University

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OnTrack Financial’s Resource Digest September 10, 2020

OnTrack Financial’s Resource Digest September 10, 2020

Information is changing rapidly as programs develop. For the most up-to-date information on a topic discussed in a Resource Digest, please visit this page where we will list any updates to information we have previously shared.

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THE STATE OF THINGS | Blue Ridge Public Radio

THE STATE OF THINGS | Blue Ridge Public Radio

WUNC’s flagship program, “The State of Things” covers many diverse issues and topics in North Carolina. Host Frank Stasio talks with authors, musicians, politicians, policymakers and everyday citizens about subjects that matter to North Carolinians. The program can now be heard in Western North Carolina, M – F from noon to 1, and a rebroadcast at 8 on BPR News, thanks to an ongoing partnership between Blue Ridge Public Radio and WUNC, headquartered in Chapel Hill.

The State of Things is a live show that welcomes comments, feedback and questions from listeners. Call 1.877.962.9862, email sot@wunc.org, or tweet @state_of_things. Follow The State of Things on Facebook or Tumblr.

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SHE THE PEOPLE – Creating a Politics We Have Not Seen

SHE THE PEOPLE – Creating a Politics We Have Not Seen

We believe in a politics grounded in love, justice, and belonging. Our aim is to inspire the hearts and minds of everyday people, and turn non-voters into voters. We invite women of color to come together in person and online to tell our stories, host our people, and build community. Our network will continue to grow and live well beyond any one election and ensure that women of color will never be taken for granted again in elections.

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