Being Human

Volume II / Issue 18 — 31 August 2021

Being human has its ups and its downs. If the past year and a half taught us anything, though, it’s that humans are an incredibly resilient species. We all experience grief, loss, and fear, just as we all experience joy, love, and hope. Our experiences are both shared and personal. My loss doesn’t have to be the same as your loss, and yet we both know what loss feels like, and we can connect with each other as a result.

In the coming weeks, we are releasing two books that explore different aspects of what it means to “be human.” In Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo’s book Get Out of the Red Zone, she takes you on a journey of understanding how our brains work so that we can transform our stress into success. Based on real-life experience and grounded in research, Dr. E makes sense of our humanness in tangible, accessible ways. Taylor Wray, on the other hand, uses words to invite us to embrace our humanity and all it has to offer us.

In his second book of poetry, Sinking and Resurfacing: Poetic Reflections on Being Human, Taylor gives us a glimpse into his private world, prompting us to pause and reflect on our own. For me, his words can magically transport me to another place and time, and I am the better for it.

Being human is messy and glorious, challenging and amazing. It’s everything all wrapped up into one manifestation of life expressed 7 billion ways. How lucky we are to have guides and poets to help us along the way.

All my best,

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“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
– Rumi-

Upcoming NEW Releases

Get Out of the Red Zone by Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD

Dr. E defines passion as “having positive energy, even in stressful times.” Knowing your personal red zone will help you optimize your life and cultivate practices that transform your stress, resulting in True Success. In Get Out of The Red Zone, you will discover how to stop stressing and start living. The result is a transformation from the inside out where you will feel happier and more confident in both your personal and professional life.

“Dr. E’s latest book creates a roadmap to living an extraordinary life!”—Vince Poscente, Olympian and NY Times Bestselling Author of The Earthquake

Sinking and Resurfacing by Taylor Wray

In his second volume of work, Sinking and Resurfacing, Taylor Wray captures moments both familiar and fleeting that we have all experienced in our own ways. His Poetic Reflections On Being Human are an invitation to slow down and savor each perfectly crafted poem, while taking a moment to go inward and reconnect with our own humanity.

“His ability to capture the moods associated with nature in all four seasons made me feel like I was right there experiencing the scenes he so eloquently describes. The language is beautiful and utterly original, while never feeling overdone.” — A reader’s review of Waiting for the Moon

The Seasonal Table: Autumn by Joanna Quargnali-Linsley

Join Joanna as she shares her favorite autumn recipes with you in her latest installment in her Seasonal Table series: Autumn. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, learn how, why, and what to cook to optimize health every day using the best each season has to offer. This series is not to be missed!

Sneak Peek

We’ve been hard at work creating new Touchstones! Each product has been designed with you in mind. From fun socks and tees, to thoughtful mugs and artwork. 

Here’s a small preview of what’s to come!

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