Re-Framing Our Circumstances

Originally posted on Soul-cialist Tendencies:
Some days we just have to let a few tears out, take care of our most basic needs with healthy food, positive music or literature, and rest. Meditative music and a decision to focus on love and gratitude for those blessings in disguise from earlier times in our lives can be extremely…

Speaking Truth about Suicide

I have been seeing more social media posts and questions regarding the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain than ever on the subject of suicide, and it stirs up a lot of deep emotional stuff for me. Most of what I read is well-intentioned and perfectly valid but still, possess an ignorant and even harmful bias and privilege that I cannot ignore.

#walkup and Walk Out

We live in a world where it is so difficult to discern the best ways to approach social problems, primarily because we think in dichotomous terms (meaning either/or), and don’t allow for multiple solutions, middle of the road solutions, or culturally appropriate solutions.  We also live in a world full of contradictions, and we don’t…

The Game

Love is the only freedom that allows us to be fully human with one another

#me too… We’re all in this together.

Rape Culture isn’t going away.  It is another shameful part of our culture and history that we need to address, and it takes all of us to find our voice, to learn and speak up about it.

#metoo = #we’reallinthistogether

Gratitude, Patience, and Compassion

What I’ve found is that gratitude is the key to being patient with myself and with the world around me.  When I sit in a place of gratitude, even for the negative experiences in my life from which so many opportunities have taken root, I am able to hold space for the patience, curiosity and tenacity necessary to nurture those opportunities into fruition.

Recharge

Some days we feel helpless
against the tide of lists and details 
which plague our existence
our livelihoods
our thoughts

Priorities~ A Rant

I may be wrong.  I may not have all the answers…  but I’m not giving in to the latest sensationalism and I’m not giving up on our potential to create a sustainable and equitable solution.

Gratitude

We go through life, trying to catch our breath,
holding on, pushing harder…
yearning, reaching, grasping,
Hoping;
to quench our desire
in the bottomless well
of the depth of a human heart.