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Robin Fasano

Robin Fasano has written for Spirituality & Health, Berkshire Magazine, the Massachusetts Review and Rural Intelligence, among others. She lives in the Berkshires.

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Writer Maria Black of Lenox wins Pushcart Prize

The Pushcart Prize literary award was founded in 1976 to honor and recognize the “best of the small presses and magazines.” Previous recipients include Raymond Carver, Mona Simpson, and Junot Diaz.

Berkshire choir brings song and comfort to the sick and dying

Music is a bridge to connect with someone. In fact, neuroscientists have shown that music lights up more parts of the brain than any other stimulus.

Berkshire nonprofit brings free peace, wellness programs to teachers, the community

Under stress, you don’t realize you can make a different choice, so you keep doing the same thing…you don’t even know there’s another way to be.

PERSPECTIVES: Yoga studios change with the pandemic

Sue Parsley of Lenox Yoga believes the pandemic is an opportunity to learn to trust and let go of our preconceived notions.

Faith leaders talk about how we can heal during the pandemic

The country is in “fight or flight,” its fear mode, said the Rev. Erik Karas of Christ Trinity Church in Sheffield.

PERSPECTIVES: Kripalu to hold online classes and workshops

With the current COVID-19 pandemic and the center’s temporary closure, Kripalu is connecting to people in the comfort of their homes via online streaming services to make its programs available.

Lenox writer offers video conference writing groups

She credits a previous Lakeville, Connecticut, writing group for inspiring her to start her own. The experience bolstered her confidence, encouraged her to persevere, and helped her to believe that she could indeed be a writer.

Death Café to host virtual talk

Death Café events are nationwide and part of a larger movement that originated in Switzerland via sociologist Bernard Crettaz, who believed that talking about death promoted authentic living.
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