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
photo by @corwinthiessen I recommend building the muscle of feeling pleasure, because I’ve noticed the world conspires to keep our attention elsewhere… I’ve practiced noting what works rather than what’s not working, feeling gratitude, letting myself be awed and know it--by beauty, by mystery, by human creativity. If, as was true for me and many,… Continue reading choose joy (pleasure activism series)
This week I am revisiting a post that I wrote in honor of Juneteenth to offer space for nourishment and care in coping with the news that none of the police officers responsible for Breonna Taylor's death were indicted or held accountable for shooting her to death while she was asleep in her home. When a… Continue reading Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx Part II
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.