Are you living from your true spot?

Hi! I’m Phyllis Cole-Dai, author, poet, and host of this online community. I’m so glad you’ve stepped aboard The Raft! Ready to head downstream?

On The Raft, we’re all about living from our “true spot,” buoyed by the arts and spiritual practice. Many of us are also into making stuff, whether we’re building community, writing poems and stories, taking photographs, making music, gardening, quilting, cooking …

What’s our “true spot”? Imagine it as an inner place of deep integrity, confidence, compassion, and joy.

We Rafters provide one another oodles of inspiration and encouragement. It’s grand to feel connected to kindred spirits!

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By default, when you first subscribe to The Raft, you’re automatically subscribed to everything that’s published except Rafter Digest. You’ll get every new post in the other newsletters in your email inbox. (Or read it here on the website.)

After you’ve sampled everything, you can adjust your settings to receive just the “sections” of The Raft you’re most interested in:

Feeling “inbox overwhelm”? I recommend subscribing only to the Rafter Digest.

Help keep The Raft moving downstream

I offer The Raft as a gift.

However, if you can afford to support this community with a voluntary contribution, I’d be grateful. Consider your contribution a tangible expression of the value you find in my work.

You’ll get a few modest perks in return:

  • a personal email expressing my gratitude

  • occasional exclusive content

  • a private online celebration with me, together with other supporters

  • most of all, the delight of knowing that you’re helping to keep The Raft fully accessible to absolutely everybody. (Yes, just like public broadcasting!)

Become a supporting subscriber of The Raft at one of these levels:

  • $5 per month

  • $50 per year (less than a dollar per week).

  • Raft Keeper: $150 per year

All contributions are collected via Substack, which receives a share of the proceeds. This enables the Substack platform to flourish as an alternative to other less user-friendly and less ethical platforms.

Become a Rafter! Then invite a friend!

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Riding the river of life, buoyed by the arts and spiritual practice. Climb aboard with author Phyllis Cole-Dai!


Phyllis Cole-Dai
I began pecking away on an old manual typewriter in childhood and never stopped. An author in multiple genres, I live with my scientist-husband and two cats in a 130-year-old house in Brookings, SD.