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ancestors, blackness, body, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mindfulness, radicalcare, rest

Intergenerational Rest and Care

image by @samburriss If we’ve never seen those we are close to centering rest and care, then how can we know that these practices have value? I never had rest and care modeled for me growing up. I didn't know that they were possible until I began a daily practice of mindfulness and checking in… Continue reading Intergenerational Rest and Care

ancestors, Buddhism, grief, main, mindfulness, practice, radicalcare

Loving and Grieving in a Way that Lets Go

image by @n8rayfield As I write this, I find acceptance, grief, love, and appreciation as my companions on this three-year anniversary of the death of my mother. It is a time, a season with good-byes for many of us. How does one be with loss? How does one offer themselves care? How does one not… Continue reading Loving and Grieving in a Way that Lets Go

main, pleasure activism, radicalcare, radicalselflove

choose joy (pleasure activism series)

photo by @corwinthiessen I recommend building the muscle of feeling pleasure, because I’ve noticed the world conspires to keep our attention elsewhere… I’ve practiced noting what works rather than what’s not working, feeling gratitude, letting myself be awed and know it--by beauty, by mystery, by human creativity. If, as was true for me and many,… Continue reading choose joy (pleasure activism series)

ancestors, antioppression, antiracism, blackness, main, radicalcare, radicalselflove, reflection

Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx Part II

This week I am revisiting a post that I wrote in honor of Juneteenth to offer space for nourishment and care in coping with the news that none of the police officers responsible for Breonna Taylor's death were indicted or held accountable for shooting her to death while she was asleep in her home. When a… Continue reading Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx Part II

blessing, body, Buddhism, earth

Blessings for All Beings with Jizo

A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through all of us. ~ Tara Brach Dear ones, This week I feel called to offer an update to my previous blessing post. I feel continually moved and troubled by all that is arising in the world including the social, racial, and… Continue reading Blessings for All Beings with Jizo

antioppression, life, main, mindfulness, radicalcare, radicalselflove, reflection, rest

You Don’t Have to Do to Matter to Me. Rest & Be.

This is the third post as part of a series on rest. You can read the previous posts Rest as a fundamental practice of well-being here and You belong here. Stay & Rest here. image by @tonill Our productivity does not define our worth. As The Nap Ministry's Tricia Hersey said, "Exhaustion will not create… Continue reading You Don’t Have to Do to Matter to Me. Rest & Be.

antiracism, blackness, body, love, main, mindfulness, poetry, practice, radicalcare, radicalselflove

I Turn to the Body Poem & Practice

I Turn to the Body I turn to the bodyin life and in death. Another Black body killedand played on repeat. Another Black bodya threat just for living. A blow to the body every time. I turn to the bodywhen there's brokenness,ease, grief, joy, confusion, rage, terror,anything, everything. I turn to the body in love.Love… Continue reading I Turn to the Body Poem & Practice