Author Archives: Laura Grace Weldon

About Laura Grace Weldon

Laura Grace Weldon is a writer and editor, perhaps due to an English professor's scathing denunciation of her writing as "curious verbiage." She's the author of "Free Range Learning," a handbook of natural learning and "Tending," a poetry collection. ( She's working on her next book, "Subversive Cooking" ( She lives on Bit of Earth Farm where she is a barely useful farm wench. Although she has deadlines to meet she often wanders from the computer to preach hope, snort with laughter, cook subversively, talk to chickens and cows, discuss life’s deeper meaning with her surprisingly tolerant offspring, sing to bees, hide in books, walk dogs, concoct tinctures, watch foreign films, and make messy art.

Heart Intelligence

Our physical hearts affect the way we perceive and react to the world around us. Our heartbeats are also a language, communicating with others below our conscious awareness. Continue reading

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Family Stories Form Us

Knowing stories about their families may be the best predictor of our children’s health and happiness. Continue reading

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ANNA-RF: Beautiful Proofs of Mankind’s Similarity

Mid-Eastern group ANNA-RF collaborates with musicians around the world, making peace beyond what they call “borders or other fictive ideas of separation.” Continue reading

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The Dread Experience

Hair experimentation meets alarmed grandmother. Continue reading

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Regain A Missing Sense

We’re missing a sense integral to a fully-lived life. Here’s one way to get it back. Continue reading

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We Have Room

My husband and I decided we cannot stand by while refugee children turn themselves in at the border only to be treated like criminals. We have room. Continue reading

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Chronically Awkwards Anonymous

I’ve finally given up all hope that I’ll someday be naturally graceful or at least gifted with the wisdom to know when to shut up. Continue reading

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