Bent over in downward dog, my eyes can't help but stare at the hairy patches on my legs where I missed shaving and the chipped toenail polish. My shadow displayed a silhouette of frizzy hair crowning my head and my knees cracked and popped with each movement. That was nothing unusual and surely this group… Continue reading Inside Out Beauty
I cried in the ocean today. The salt of my tears mixed with the salt of the ocean, co-mingling and becoming one with the sea. A small contribution that mattered and didn't matter at the same time. I felt the pull of the undertow trying to take these tears, these memories, and fears far away… Continue reading Working Through Cycles of Trauma
In the second week of protests over George Floyd's death, I met with a friend to talk about what actions we could take in our community of Charlotte to bring harmony. We wanted to use our expertise to focus on healing and wellness. As Sonja talks about in her book, we have all faced body… Continue reading The Body Is Not An Apology
I have been in an abusive relationship for at least 20 years. It started slowly so I can’t quite pinpoint a date. It was emotional abuse. My abuser at times used cold, calculated words, and at other times erupted in a hateful anger. Always critical and picking at everything I did, every mistake I made.… Continue reading Abuse
It should be no surprise that God is consistently and simply trying to give us the message that we are loved wholly and completely. Yet it has come to me as a surprise at many moments in my life. Here are three such moments. The first time that I felt like God shattered… Continue reading Do You Know What God Told Me?