main, mentalhealth, mindfulness, radicalcare, radicalselflove

Radical Care Check In ~ Winter Blues Edition

image by @rxbn How are you, dear ones? Are you okay? I'm offering an updated version of this post to check in and see how you are as well as offer some information about the winter blues. As the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths continues to grow alongside considerable financial and political strains including… Continue reading Radical Care Check In ~ Winter Blues Edition

mindfulness, movement, practice, qigong, radicalcare, yoga

Winter Vibes & Offerings

Grounded deeply, I flow. I'm feeling into winter vibes. The place where winter flows and where it grows still. Taking in winter sights, sounds, smells, taste, touch. How winter holds and let's go. The slowing down, increased need for sleep and space in my body and being as winter gently arrives. Have you noticed any… Continue reading Winter Vibes & Offerings

ancestors, antioppression, family, intergenerationalresilience, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mindfulness, reflection

Intergenerational Thriving

In writing this piece, I can hear my grandmamas whispering to me, You can do it, baby. You can heal. You can thrive. I can feel their gratitude, their love, their care radiating through every cell in my being. I am perpetually moved and inspired by the interconnected and intergenerational nature of healing. Every thing… Continue reading Intergenerational Thriving

ancestors, blackness, body, intergenerationalresilience, 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

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