Days of Gold, Nights of Silver: Poems, Paintings and Prayers of Transformation is an inspirational art book intended to connect you with a sense of beauty and wonder to restore the soul. This collection features original poems and paintings from talented artists in our community of supporters, and also features collected prayers from around the world. You will find links included in the book to online videos that are designed to accompany and enhance this book by involving you in different facets related to it. A portion of the proceeds benefit Friends of the Homeless National Resource Center, thank you for your support.In the appendices, you will find spiritual practices common to multiple religions with the intention of highlighting universal themes which suggest that, "we are more alike than we are unalike," as Maya Angelou expressed. You will also find articles with current research on the causes of addiction, some long-term health challenges, and other factors that can increase vulnerability to homelessness.Contributors: Poems: Catherine Barba, Margaret Biggs, Dianne Fanti, Patricia Hurley, Mary Pat Strenger McCarthy, Lynette Shokes Paintings: Margaret Biggs, Gwen Cohen, Naomi Berkenbilt, Dianne Fanti, Gene Gregorio, Aika Romulo, Alvin Romulo, Kylie Noel Schatz, Lynette Shokes, Rachael StetinaPrayers: Naomi Berkenbilt, Dianne Fanti, Chris Pizzo Hartstein, Vicky G. and anonymous contributors
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About the Author
Dianne A. Fanti is a professional educator, freelance writer and author, social entrepreneur and advocate. She is the founder and director of Friends of the Homeless National Resource Center and the creator of The HEALS Curriculum, an educational program which teaches those experiencing homelessness resilience-building techniques and essential life skills through the healing and expressive arts. She is a Certified Holistic Coach with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in branches of the Holistic Health Sciences and certificates in several disciplines in the healing and expressive arts. She has been teaching in shelter and community settings since 1997.