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
image by @anniespratt The body is our home and companion for all of our time in this life. I marvel at what a different experience life is when we are able to befriend the body as opposed to resist, abuse, and despise it as many of us do. What is your relationship like with your… Continue reading befriending the body
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.
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
Dear Ones: How are you? Are you okay? I'm offering this post as support for checking in with yourself and your people. I've heard from at least four peers who work in mental health who lost a client or loved one to suicide in the past week. These times are intense and I have concern that… Continue reading Radical Care Check In & Resources
image by @hussanamir No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin again. This is a quote by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield often misattributed to the Buddha. Begin again. I wonder how this lands for those of you who are going through it right now? It's such a challenging time for so many. Does it feel… Continue reading Begin Again Vibes
image by @rdehamer It's okay to not feel okay right now. It's okay to feel sad, lost, confused, angry, and all the feelings. You are welcome as you are in this space. You belong here even when you don't feel your best. I hope you can lean into that. I welcome you here with a… Continue reading You belong here. Stay & rest.
image by @cassandra.hamer Rest is an essential practice of life and well-being. It is an act of self-care and self-love that we can offer ourselves regularly. It is something that we can prioritize in our lives; thus, giving others that we come into contact with the permission to prioritize it in their lives as well.… Continue reading Rest as a fundamental practice of well-being
A cry for help and refuge heard and responded to by beloved ancestors and Earth image by @kasturi09 Dear ones. We are listening. We see you. We love you. You carry so much. We see world wars in your eyes alone. Where did you learn how to hold so much that is not yours? Can… Continue reading Beloved Guidance from Ancestors (poem)