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My dear long-time friend Levita came to Senegal this summer for her Diasporic Soul Heritage and Healing experience. Today, she is returning to work after the extended Thanksgiving weekend to share her experience with her co-workers and colleagues. She organized her workshop presentation around the idea of how her pilgrimage would be reflected in aContinue reading “Neyedaye to Nebi: A Friend’s Culinary Journey”
Our heritage and healing experiences integrate culture and contemplative practices that foster healing and restoration, resilience and resistance. #AffirmationHeals
Nature is an integral part of our heritage and healing experiences. This is because, as Malidome Some notes our healing requires restoring the balance between ourselves as individuals and community and our relationship with the natural world. Similarly, in Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks asserts that collective black self-recovery includes renewing our relationship withContinue reading “Communing with Nature”
In your journal, reflect on and document the various ways you choose to connect with nature on a regular basis. Do you take time to connect or commune in or with nature? If not, why not? If you want to begin to deepen or expand your connection to nature you can use our Grounding withContinue reading “Journal Keeping – Communion with Nature”
Restorative yoga gave me a place to heal, to restore myself. It allowed me to find stillness so I could rest and renew. It allowed me to quiet my mind and begin to hear my own heart and soul and spirit. Restorative yoga allowed me to find my breath so I could feel calm andContinue reading “Restorative Yoga”
In We Got Soul; We Can Heal, Jeffers-Coly encourages us to explore the ways in which integrating soul with contemplative practices can foster healing and restoration on both individual and collective levels. Jeffers-Coly calls on us to expand our understanding of leadership and community interaction and impact. As an elder, mentor, and teacher living inContinue reading “Pre-Order We Got Soul, We Can Heal”
It might seem odd to pair the notion of surrendering to Spirit with a poem with such in-your-face and profane language. One rendered in such vehement and insist tones. However, I offer, in the spirit of our literary ancestors and those who fought for our liberation, that many of us will have to be willingContinue reading “LIBERATION & SURRENDER”