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

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

Buddhism, life, main, mindfulness, practice, radicalcare, thoughts

Begin Again Vibes

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

main, mentalhealth, mindfulness, practice, radicalcare, radicalselflove, rest

Rest as a fundamental practice of well-being

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

ancestors, antiracism, earth, main, mindfulness, poetry

Beloved Guidance from Ancestors (poem)

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)