A Restorative Practice for Black Folks Who Decided that High-Effort Coping and High Stepping Were No Longer Enuf Feb 25, 2023 5:00 p.m EST & 10:00 pm GMT|Senegal (Join Here) We are celebrating Blackness and signifying SOUL with this offering at dusk as the sun sets on the East Coast of the US with theContinue reading “A Restorative Practice|25 February 2023”
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Chocolate & Peanut Butter: Happy Birthday Grandma Jeffers
Although I have a daily practice with my ancestors, there are special moments when I spend more time at my ancestral altar and make additional offerings or give gifts to them. February is one of those times as it marks the anniversary of my grandmother Phyllis’ passing. She passed on 10 February 2018. And, FebruaryContinue reading “Chocolate & Peanut Butter: Happy Birthday Grandma Jeffers”
Finding Peace of Mind . . .
I hope you find some peace of mind . . . under trees that touch the heavens on yoga mats covered with blankets and bolsters to support you on the shore, connecting to Mami Wata in community where you know you belong and are deeply deeply loved and supported feeling, sensing, knowing the divine, theContinue reading “Finding Peace of Mind . . .”
Happy New Year!
Well, shit, it is the first Monday of the year. Lord, have mercy. Nobody wants go back to work. But, alas, we must do what must do. Even though Mars and Mercury are in retrograde. Neptune too, I think. And, a full moon is just days away, lurking, threatening to open us to all thatContinue reading “Happy New Year!”
MIYASoul: Check Out the Coordinates
Samiyah left Senegal after her Diasporic Soul Heritage & Healing Experience with more confidence. Confidence to create her own clothing line. Confidence to question the curriculum of her degree program at Xavier University. Confident in her beauty and capacity to pursue her dreams.
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Practitioners & Professionals
Centering Blackness and celebrating SOUL, our Heritage & Healing Experiences for Practitioners and Professionals in Senegal integrate culture (SOUL) and contemplative practices to allow you to deepen your capacity for healing and restoration, resilience and resistance. They reflect our understanding that We Got Soul; We Can Heal. As a pilgrimage, which is considered a contemplativeContinue reading “Practitioners & Professionals”
Sankofa Remixed: A Return Home
Today, I get to talk about We Got Soul; We Can Heal: Overcoming Racial Trauma Through Leadership, Community and Resilience in New Bern, North Carolina as part of Tryon Palace’s African American Lecture Series. Thanks to an invitation from Sharon Bryant, Director of African American Outreach, who I had a the chance to meet onContinue reading “Sankofa Remixed: A Return Home”
We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection
Labor Day gives Black folks a day where we can celebrate our SOUL. A day, or better yet, a long weekend where we can find solace at family cookouts, HBCU football classics and community events. Labor Day also allows us to reflect on our labor and our work. Work that we know is directly tiedContinue reading “We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection”
23 June 2022 7:00 PM EST|11:00 GMT We will celebrate the beginning of Cancer season, the summer solstice and June’s moon cycle by focusing on Mami Wata as a healing and spiritual resource as reflected in We Got Soul; We Can Heal and Angela’s From the Atlantic to the Pacific, When the Water Rises IContinue reading