In a recent video of Justine Damond teaching a seminar on mind-body healing practices at the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, she said that you can learn to impact the reality around you with your powerful self. She clarified that victims of violence are not to be blamed for what happens to them; rather it is about examining the stories you’ve believed about your life, and asking, “how can we begin to write a whole new story for our future?”
Trigger (n): a stimulus such as a smell, sound, or sight that gives rise to feelings of trauma. I hate the local news. I hate learning stories of muggings and car crashes that happen in my city or in the cities of people I love. I hate turning on the television to see shocking headline after … Continue reading Avoidance vs. Self-Care: The Ethics of Trigger Warnings
The work of healing the world is taking place on the Internet. And that work should not have to bear an additional burden of languishing in an Internet slow lane, waiting until someone pays an additional toll to release it, full force, into the world.
MAKE ME A LIVING BLESSING “When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying . . .” Matthew 5:1-2 I first spoke this version of Jesus’ Beatitudes to the crowd gathered for the Women’s March … Continue reading Jesus’ Beatitudes for the 21st Century
“A Booklet of uncommon prayer: Collects for the #BlackLivesMatter Movement – and Beyond” by Kenji Kuramitsu is a collection of prayers that belongs right next to your poster board and permanent marker collection. It is a gripping collection of prayers that come from Kuramitsu’s own activism and a welcome addition to your self-care rituals, community … Continue reading Prayers, Protest, & the Dangerous Justice of Jesus – Interview with Kenji Kuramitsu
I woke up in the middle of the night and made my way to the bathroom to relieve myself when I fainted and fell striking my head on the corner of the bathtub and the hard tile floor. The accident caused damage to my upper spinal column. It took over a year of rehabilitation therapy and re-learning things to be able to participate in daily and work activities. I could not have made progress without the affordable care act, and the care of physicians. Today, I am uncertain how I will ever be able to fund my “pre-existing condition” and it’s needs under this new health care bill.