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Word Nerd: Heliolatry

Heliolatry is the worship of the sun. Heliolatry is a combination of hēlios, which is the Greek word for sun and the suffix -latry, which means worship and derives from late Latin and French but originated from the Greek latreia (the supreme homage that is given to God alone). Heliolatry, simply put, is sun worship.… Continue reading Word Nerd: Heliolatry

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 270 – We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are

“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” ~ Max DePree Change is inevitable but let's make it ours for the better... "We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are." What is happening all around us, in the streets, on the web, in our minds and consciousness, is change.… Continue reading Monday Mantra 270 – We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are

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Word Nerd: Anti-Racism

"Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably." - NAC International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity Anti-Racism is an active way of being in the world in order to transform it. Anti-Racism is an action,… Continue reading Word Nerd: Anti-Racism

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 269 – History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again

“History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” ~ Maya Angelou Black Lives Matter... "History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." History keeps repeating itself on the backs and lives of the African American… Continue reading Monday Mantra 269 – History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again

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Word Nerd: Saudade

Saudade is a deep emotional state of longing for a person or thing that is absent. Saudade is a Portuguese and Galician term that has no direct equivalent in the English language. "Bitter sweet" is similar to saudade if lacking the poetic potency and aching beauty that saudade encompasses. Saudade is a word thoroughly saturated… Continue reading Word Nerd: Saudade

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Word Nerd: Anthomania

Anthomania is an extreme fondness or love of flowers. Anthomania derives from the ancient Greek ἄνθος or anthos (flowers) and mania (a madness). Anthomania is such an enchanting word which seems so fitting for something as alluringly lovely as flowers. With their soft, delicate petals, multitudes of colors and intoxicating array of fragrances, there is… Continue reading Word Nerd: Anthomania