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
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
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.
In honor of Juneteenth, I have devoted this post to all the ways Black folx can take care. There are so many forms of creative expression that bring so much love, joy and nourishment about the beauty and depth of the experience of Blackness. Revel in all of them. Music. Song. Film. Books. Dance. Art...… Continue reading Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx
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
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
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
We have so many thoughts each minute, each day, each lifetime. Some believe we have 50,000 thoughts in a day so that would be over 18 million thoughts in a year -- far too many thoughts to hear and remember. So what determines the thoughts we believe and cling to and the ones that never catch… Continue reading Believing our thoughts