When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. -Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron
I realize that all of this coming from the mouth of a white woman may seem like a conceited attempt at absolving white guilt. I promise you, I am not here asking forgiveness for the actions of my ancestors, or even the mistakes I may have made in the past. I am here as a friend, a sister, an auntie, an artist, and a woman to take a stance. And that stance is this: I propose we wake up to the injustices that are constantly causing people to feel less than worthy.
Striking up a conversation can be difficult for some people. Especially where we are with technology, social anxiety seems to be on the rise...
This combining dance of two creating a whole… a relationship practicing love through showing up to all colors of emotion. When approaching doubt, we continue learning how to create something of strength and nourishment together.
Remember: it's a JOURNEY. This isn't something that happens overnight, and it certainly isn't something that needs to a tee. Do your best.
I think, more than anything, it's really important to let the people in our lives (or the people we don't get to see as often) know that we love and appreciate their presence on this Earth.
For the past year I've been really great about my diet...er, my health, rather. And then I let myself go a bit. I've gained five pounds. I feel... Round. Bloated. Fatigued. What I eat is everything for me, so I need to get on back on track. 1. Keep a Food Journal Keeping a food [...]
"He pulled me out and reminded me that I'm not a failure. I couldn't possibly be failing him, especially when I work so hard to help him. "
“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul”
― John Muir
One of my favorite meals with Grandma was a simple chicken salad. It got to the point that anytime my family was coming to visit she made sure she had all of the ingredients in stock because I would BEG for us to make it.