intergenerationaltrauma, main, mindfulness, radicalcare, radicalselflove, reflection

inner child care

image by @darshan394 "In each of us, there is a suffering child," according to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and "the cry we hear from deep in our hearts comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child's pain is the key to transforming anger, sadness, and fear." Any time of intense stress including… Continue reading inner child care

grief, heart, main, mindfulness, poetry, radicalcare, radicalselflove

a heart embrace (poem)

In dedication for all of you, all the places that hurt, all the beloveds we have lost... I am holding you. I am holding all of you in my practice and my loving care. image by @osalom Oh, my heart, I'm here. I know it hurts. I know it's hard. What do you need? To… Continue reading a heart embrace (poem)

compassion, main, Meditation, mindfulness, poetry, practice, radicalcare, radicalselflove, reflection, shame

you are precious — reflections & experiential practice

image by @mahkeo"All my life I thought there was something wrong with me." These were the dying words of someone's beloved. I heard this shared in a dharma talk by Buddhist teacher Tara Brach. Those words landed deeply in my body with a lingering pause and wonder.What did that person realize in those last moments… Continue reading you are precious — reflections & experiential practice

ancestors, grief, loneliness, main, Meditation, mindfulness, practice, radicalcare, radicalselflove, shame

alone together & not knowing together resources + guided benefactor practice

image by @richardhorne .⠀ .⠀ I wrote this for you for the moments when you feel deeply alone. If you feel alone right now or in any moment, let's be alone together. I wrote this for you for the moments when you feel like you just don't know anything anymore about these times, about this world.… Continue reading alone together & not knowing together resources + guided benefactor practice

compassion, main, Meditation, mindfulness, practice, radicalcare, radicalselflove

Supportive Practices + Guided Meditation

An expansion of a section from the post Here for you: Coping with Covid-19 (regularly updated) photo by @stayandroam Dear ones, What brings you comfort and ease? What helps you stay in the present? Stay right here and right now with what is —not off in the past or future where worry, projection, and painful memories… Continue reading Supportive Practices + Guided Meditation

ancestors, antioppression, antiracism, blackness, grief, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mentalhealth, pleasure activism, radicalcare, radicalselflove

intergenerational trauma and triumph (pleasure activism series)

photo by @leloupblanc Message from the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers: “As you move through these changing times… be easy on yourself and be easy on one another. You are at the beginning of something new. You are learning a new way of being. You will find that you are working less in the yang… Continue reading intergenerational trauma and triumph (pleasure activism series)

Buddhism, compassion, main, mindfulness, radicalcare, radicalselflove, reflection

self-care -> community care

Please check out this regularly updated post on Coping with The Impact of Covid-19 if you are in need of support. There is nothing selfish about self-care. Self-care is a foundation of community-care and a form of community-care. By allowing space for our own healing and care, we support community's healing and care. We all are… Continue reading self-care -> community care

main, mindfulness, poetry, radicalcare, radicalselflove

Holding and Letting Go

Please check out this regularly updated post on Coping with The Impact of Covid-19 if you are in need of support. photo by bernideen I have a love to garden deep in my roots. I breathe in flowers sacredly tended to by divine mothers hoping they blossom throughout this lifetime. I wake up unexpectedly sometimes during that late-night,… Continue reading Holding and Letting Go

antioppression, antiracism, main, mindfulness, radicalcare, radicalselflove

watch me bloom

  I want to move in the direction of my fears. I want to fully speak my truth. I want to speak up against injustice regardless of the risks. I used to leave countless words unsaid out of fear, worry, doubt, and to protect myself. Life is too short to say silent though. And as… Continue reading watch me bloom