Dropping In

Dropping In

At Dropping In we’ll explore diverse stories about identity. By listening to others talk about their own path, ours becomes less fearful. Where are we now and how do we meet the challenges? Dropping In is a place of discovery. We might believe that our life experiences are uniquely our own. Yet there’s a community of people that are here to bear witness, to relate to, link arms with and support us. They join us on Dropping In, tackling subjects like breaking into your dream business, cultural differences, child abuse, mental illness, shamanism, gender search, religious shunning, and fitting in as a marginalized outsider. These can feel like lonesome tasks. How do others find their power? Listening to their personal truths validates our own. Drop into the conversation to find the common threads, your uniqueness and our shared experience as humans.

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April 16, 2021 60 min
What is the purpose of the guided journal? 365 Days of Intentional Living will teach you how to live with intention and purpose. Each day will present you with a statement or question to be contemplated and answered. Halfway through the journal, you will be presented with these questions once again in order to see how your thoughts have changed through the journaling process. Why should anyone buy this journal? In order to remain h...
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The world never made any sense to Amanda Stern--how could she trust time to keep flowing, the sun to rise, gravity to hold her feet to the ground, or even her own body to work the way it was supposed to? Deep down, she knows that there's something horribly wrong with her, some defect that her siblings and friends don't have to cope with. Growing up in the 1970s and 80s in New York, Amanda experiences the magic and madness o...
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On March 18, 1990 thieves broke into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and stole 13 works of art including masterpieces by such renowned artists as Vermeer, Rembrandt and Degas, in what would become history’s largest art theft. Thirty years later, the crime remains unsolved with none of the paintings recovered. This tragic robbery inspired A Discerning Eye [Cavan Bridge Press, October 13, 2020] a debut novel by Carol Orange,...
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Ever since she was a child, Linda Joy felt the power of the past. As the third daughter in her family to be abandoned or estranged by a mother, she observed the consequences of that heritage on the women she loved as well as herself. But thanks to the stories told to her by her great-grandmother, Myers received a gift that proved crucial in her life: the idea that everyone is a walking storybook, and that we all have within us the ...
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To Hell with It: Of Sin and Sex, Chicken Wings, and Dante’s Entirely Ridiculous Inferno skewers and questions fundamental beliefs: Are we really damned? Part memoir/part spiritual essay, Moore is asking what would our world be like if eternal damnation was not hanging constantly over our heads, stoking our self-loathing and making so many of us vaguely miserable? At the same time, To Hell with It examines the various ways that or...
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Linda Olson and her husband, Dave Hodgens, were young doctors whose story had all the makings of a fairy tale. But then, while they were vacationing in Germany, a train hit their van, shattering their lives?and Linda’s body. When Linda saw Dave for the first time after losing her right arm and both of her legs, she told him she would understand if he left. His response: “I didn’t marry your arms or your legs. If you can do it, I ca...
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Warrior's aren't born, they are forged from the harsh experiences that shape them as they strive to defend what is sacred and true. And geniuses aren't born either-or are they? Courtney Ramm would know, as she's one of 229 offspring born from the controversial Genius Sperm Bank, a genetic experiment that existed in the 1980s and '90s. With a predisposition for genius, Courtney found herself driven toward success...
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In this riveting, keenly emotional debut fantasy, a Black teen from Houston has her world upended when she learns about her godly ancestry and must save both the human and god worlds. “Make a way out of no way” is just the way of life for Rue. But when her mother is shot dead on her doorstep, life for her and her younger sister changes forever. Rue's taken from her neighborhood by the father she never knew, forced to leave her ...
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Where once the United States rarely imprisoned people for violating immigration law, today the country runs the largest immigration prison system in the world. In Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants, César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández takes a hard look at immigration prisons. Political opportunism and profit have shaped government policy at an enormous cost to human life and the legal system. For thos...
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Go backstage on Broadway, behind the scenes on network television, and inside the complicated psyche of a talented performer struggling to play the role of a complete human. Odd Woman Out: Exposure in Essays and Stories intimately exposes the nature of identity in the life of a performing artist, snapshotting the hopeful search for a self Chartoff could love, and someone else's self to love, too. Spoiler alert: She succeeds. ...
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This Way Back dramatizes a childhood split between Queens, New York, and Cyprus, an island nation with a long colonial history and a culture to which Joanna Eleftheriou could never quite adjust. The book avows a Greek-Cypriot-American lesbian’s existence by documenting its scenes: reenacting an 1829 mass suicide by jumping off a school stage onto gym mats at St. Nicholas, harvesting carobs on ancestral land, purchasing UNESCO-prote...
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Have you ever had the desire to live more fully but you don't know how? Drop In with Susan Burrell who says, I have designed this book to give you action steps that may feel hard and some that will seem easy. Done in a consistent manner, they will create a beautiful transformation within you whose final destination is that of living your most empowered life - filled with freedom, happiness and love … Be brave. This journey is ...
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Betsy Graziani Fasbinder became a second mother to her first son when she married his widowed dad. Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family is a series of snapshots of the moments of becoming a second mother to a little boy whose first had been taken. This is a sweet-bitter, happy-ending story of family, revealing that love and loss, grief and gratitude are not opposites, but co-habitants in any family and that patterns o...
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Emily Warren Roebling refuses to live conventionally?she’s determined to make change; knows who she is and what she wants. But then her husband Wash asks the unthinkable: give up her dreams to make his possible. Emily’s fight for women’s suffrage is put on hold, and her life transformed when Wash, the Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, is injured on the job. Untrained for the task, but under his guidance, she assumes his role,...
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Jen Hutchison took a personal pilgrimage through Spain in 2013 on the Camino Santiago. At special landmarks, chosen-by-whimsy, she placed sachets of the ashes and memorial notes for her first born son along the pilgrims’ pathway. Raif died in 2012. Jen immersed herself in the healing air of the outdoors and the special human energy of the Camino, saturated in her thoughts and reflections on life, joy and grief, marking the passage...
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Have you been curious about the Plant Based way? This is your place to learn how to join the Gorgeous, Sexy, Fun, Exciting Plant- Based Life. Maybe you have some questions: Is it a diet? A lifestyle? Is it good for me? Can I lose weight? Can I gain muscle? Is it tasty? Is it Fun? If you are ready to let it rip or just want to learn more and maybe stick a toe in, start here! We're not here to tell anyone how right or wrong they ...
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MESSENGER is the story of a mysterious old woman who delivers life-changing messages to seemingly random people all over New York City and Alana, a young journalist determined to uncover Messenger’s story. Who is this mysterious old woman? Why does she give people messages? How does she know what to put in the message? In the surprise ending, Alana discovers what their journey together is really all about and meanwhile there'...
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Change is sometimes sparked by unexpected characters—outsiders whose clarity of vision and strength of purpose can catalyze a revolution. VISIONARY WOMEN: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World (Ecco; On-sale March 13, 2018) is the story of four renegades who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break wi...
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The Fourteenth of September portrays a pivotal time at the peak of the Vietnam War through the rare perspective of a young woman, tracing her path of self-discovery and a “Coming of Conscience.” Judy’s story speaks to the poignant clash of young adulthood, early feminism, and war, offering an ageless inquiry into the domestic politics of protest when the world stops making sense. How do movements like Black Lives Matter relate to ...
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Come join us for a revealing look at domestic violence against children through an award winning novel by author Lisa Braver Moss, herself the victim of domestic violence. How do children cope, survive, even thrive, and ultimately escape the throes of parents who are their sole means of support, their authority figure, and source of love. How do these ideals get twisted to fit the new meaning of family? How does family propel on...
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