Phyllis Cole-Dai

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Phyllis Cole-Dai began pecking away on an old manual typewriter in childhood and never stopped. She has authored or edited 10 books in multiple genres, “writing across what divides us.”
Her latest book is For the Sake of One We Love and Are Losing: A Meditative Poem & Journal. Other recent titles include Beneath the Same Stars: A Novel of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War and Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems (with Ruby Wilson).
Originally from Ohio, she now resides with her scientist-husband, teenage son, and two cats in a 130-year-old house in Brookings, SD.
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For the Sake of One We Love vertical cov

This book will help you say what you want to say when somebody you love is dying or has passed away. Read it for solace, share it during gatherings of farewell and remembrance, turn it into a keepsake album or journal, or offer it as a gift of compassion.

Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems

An award-winning collection of more than 150 mindfulness poems, mostly by contemporary or recent poets. These poems call us to the Here and Now, and help us to dwell there.

The Emptiness of Our Hands: 47 Days on the Streets

Who would you be without a home? Join the authors as they voluntarily give up their homes for 47 days to live on the streets of Columbus, Ohio.

Beneath the Same Stars: A Novel of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War

August 18, 1862: Sarah Wakefield, a doctor's wife living on the Sioux reservation in southwestern Minnesota, is taken captive with her two babies by the warrior Ćaske. As war rages, little does she know how entwined their lives will become.

Practicing Presence: Insights from the Streets

Deepen your understanding of the practice of "being present" while learning more about Phyllis’s time on the streets, recounted in The Emptiness of Our Hands. She wrote this free ebook on the tenth anniversary of her streets experience.

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