Black. Dope. All Good.

Our third Black. Dope. & All Good. Communal Healing Retreat for Black Men was held on Saturday, 23 April 2022. As a Diasporic Soul Heritage and Healing Experience, the retreat integrated SOUL (culture) and contemplative practices to deepen the capacity of our participants to experience healing and restoration. Informed with the understanding that our individualContinue reading “Black. Dope. All Good.”

We Got Soul: The Homecoming Edition

Join us as we celebrate the release of We Got Soul: We Can Heal: Overcoming Racial Trauma Through Leadership, Community and Resilience by Phyllis Jeffers-Coly, a proud NC-native who was born in Greensboro and raised in Raleigh. Phyllis is a North Carolina Central University graduate and Founder & Owner of Diasporic Soul, which offers heritageContinue reading “We Got Soul: The Homecoming Edition”

Neyedaye to Nebi: A Friend’s Culinary Journey

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”

We Got Soul! We Feel Good!

Our heritage and healing experiences integrate culture and contemplative practices that foster healing and restoration, resilience and resistance. #AffirmationHeals

Communing with Nature

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”

Journal Keeping – Communion 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

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”

We Got Soul, We Can Heal (The Book)

Centering and celebrating Blackness, We Got Soul, We Can Heal calls on us to explore the ways that integrating SOUL (culture) and contemplative practices can deepen our capacity for self-care, healing and restoration. For us both individually and collectively. We Got Soul, We Can Heal offers us relevant and valuable healing resources, cultural and contemplative.Continue reading “We Got Soul, We Can Heal (The Book)”

Art is healing. Co-creating a sacred ritual space for spirit and community to mingle with Gee Horton feed my SOUL. That and our shared love of hip hop. Fire by The Roots is a perfect track for the manipura chakra*energy center.

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