“Urkel is dead and I can’t breathe.” Those were the words Oprah spoke to the interviewer when they asked her about one of the most recent casualties of a senseless shooting. I couldn’t breathe either. How could Urkel be gone? He held the hopes of so many of us. He had achieved the dream and … More Communicating to Death (or some better title)
Tonight I realized that I feel safer in cars that look like I can afford them. That is a sad awareness that I need to work on more deeply. How I realized this was that I had to rent a car. I had a coupon that enabled me to get a compact for the same … More Escaping the Prison Industrial Mindset
In a post I wrote recently I talked about my desire to live into the Realm of Flow–aka willing surrender–perpetually. I expressed how over the past few months, I’ve been feeling deeply that the best contribution I can be to the communities of which I am a part is to get in the Flow and … More Looking For A “Change of Seen?
I’m starting to think that advertisers, marketers, politicians, the media, and all of the seemingly maniacal masters of mind manipulation might be a little more innocent than some of us like to imagine? Why? Because I realize that the masses aka “We the People” are a lot more powerful than we are willing to take … More No More of This! No, More of This.
On November 15, 2016, a week after the election of DJT, two friends and I facilitated a mindfulness meditation on dismantling racism that we called, “Peeking Through the Blinds”. Kara Dansky, of One Thousand Arms led us through the meditations and Brian Rocheleau (aka Rosh), of The Blind Cafe, provided the music. I set up … More Rise and Shine: Dispel the Darkness By Being the Light
I was blessed to be asked to speak about my experiences and understandings on domestic violence on the Angels in Distress radio show with Janie Deadwyler in Atlanta. Please share and comment.
Have you ever found yourself falling into a role that you were so sure you had transcended? Do you feel compelled to meet people under the circumstances that are comfortable to them rather than showing up as your “authentic self”? Yes, the whole “authentic self” thing is starting to get cliche, but you know what … More Role Over and Die
Let me begin this post by declaring that contrary to some beliefs, one person cannot speak for their entire race, group, or culture. As we all know there are innumerable diversities at work in every individual and my comments with regard to the subject of race, religion, culture, or any other category under which one … More Give Us Us Free!
Recently, I heard that another childhood acquaintance, who we called “Professor”, died from a gunshot wound. When my mom told me, I felt this wave of feelings pass through me and for a brief moment I felt like I might be next. It was a familiar feeling that I had grown up with—the persistent consciousness … More PTSS (Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome)
In his book, Unhypnosis, my new friend, Dr. Steve Taubman explains how most of us walk around hypnotized without even knowing it. His theory is that in our early stages of life, when we had very little defense, we were basically programmed by those around us to see the world and ourselves in a certain … More Emerge and See (Emergency)