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rest and action

How are you taking care of your hearts right now, dear ones? I hope you are balancing nourishment and rest while engaging in intentional action to support change as you are able. For ideas about how rest can be one of the factors to support change, check out this post by @FeministSexEd titled How to Rest… Continue reading rest and action

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care as a form of loving rebellion against anti-blackness

image by @erikafletcher Racial and social injustices sadly don't stop even in the face of a pandemic. While the number of those we have lost to COVID-19 has tragically eclipsed 100,000 in the United States, there is always a sense of danger for those with Black bodies and concern if we will be murdered while sleeping,… Continue reading care as a form of loving rebellion against anti-blackness

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inner child care

image by @darshan394 "In each of us, there is a suffering child," according to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and "the cry we hear from deep in our hearts comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child's pain is the key to transforming anger, sadness, and fear." Any time of intense stress including… Continue reading inner child care

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intergenerational trauma and triumph (pleasure activism series)

photo by @leloupblanc Message from the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers: “As you move through these changing times… be easy on yourself and be easy on one another. You are at the beginning of something new. You are learning a new way of being. You will find that you are working less in the yang… Continue reading intergenerational trauma and triumph (pleasure activism series)

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connecting with ancestors

photo by marietjie hemming I like to think our ancestors are rooting us on through life. There is a mindfulness practice from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh called Touching the earth that I learned while on retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery many years ago where we place our palms in front of our chests in the… Continue reading connecting with ancestors