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[18 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
Have you had your Veggie Propaganda today?

Hello there Aura’s House Friends,
As you may or may not know, in my other life I am also an animator, and every now and then I like to make something to help draw attention to the issues I care about most. Recently, I put online a fun and sharable animated music video I made called Veggie Propaganda. (Don’t let the title frighten you. It’s actually about our animal friends, their rights, and eating LESS or no meat.)
It has screened at film festivals in North America, Asia, and Europe and has …

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[12 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
An Aura’s House Confessional- Behind the Scenes, Black and White Clouds

Hi Everyone,
Kristen Here. I’m the founder of Aura’s House and one of the people who keep the site going and the projects rolling on a daily basis. Things have been quiet at the site for a little while. I’m sorry and I can explain…
First, I have two babies.
Aren’t they cute?
In fact, I just put them both to bed about a half hour ago. In a nutshell, I am happy but exhausted and exhaustion and running a website don’t go so great together. In perfect world I’d be writing more posts, …

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[11 Oct 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Too Much is Enough! (An Open Letter to a Future Grandmother)

Dear Me in 35 Years (Give or Take),
I am writing to you at 3:09 in the morning in my chilly home office in Rome, Italy the day after my son’s second birthday on October 11, 2011. Can you remember now why you’d be up so early when you have three classes to teach tomorrow and the daily grind to attend to? Remember you are also 29 weeks pregnant and in dire need of some proper rest.
You can’t sleep because you feel overwhelmed. Not by student loan debt which used to …

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[24 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
“Be the Change You Wish to See in the World”

By Aura’s House Summer Intern, Elise Cevetello
The Norway attacks, which took place this past weekend, have devastated the international community. Just when it seems as if there might be a light at the end of the tunnel for some peace, a terrible event such as this one occurs.
It is important to me that I keep myself informed about what is going on, outside of my personal life, in the rest of the world. I want to follow stories that I find most significant. …

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[13 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee

Written by Summer Aura’s House Intern, Elise Cevetello:
I moved not only to a different country but to a different continent at age 18. It was a hard first three or four months, but I learned a lot about who I am. The Professor of my Freshman Seminar class helped me to do that by sharing with me the following article:

The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee
When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day …