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)
photo by @mareksminder I want to know how to speak my great great great great grand people's tongue. I want to speak it to them like love being spoken into existence on the days that are so still and warm with lavender and sandalwood commingling in the air when I feel them nearby. I don't… Continue reading A Love Language Decolonization poem
photo by @wasdrew A freedom jar I wanted to make a freedom jar for you for all the sections of the heart where ease and joy, grief and loss, could find space to be together without a need to get rid of or change without a need to hold onto anything unless it wanted to be… Continue reading a freedom jar poem
image by @juanster None of us can be free while any of us suffer. Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer said, "Nobody's free until everybody's free." Hamer is also quoted as saying, "When I liberate others, I liberate myself" and "When I liberate myself, I liberate others. If you don't speak out, ain't nobody going… Continue reading Love & Liberation
Many people feel not enough and too much at times. This can be a normal way of being for many of us who live in a society designed to make us feel this way for us to feed into the systems of oppression that are the foundation of the land called the United States. How… Continue reading How to Care for Unworthiness & Invisibility
Poem that arose from me in response to the deeply moving documentary (In)Visible Portraits. —Lissa E.