Leap to freedom

Leap to freedom

This powerful poem by ansel elkins was pasted in my Facebook group for Moonie Second Gens. It floored me. I don’t know if it resounds as deeply and mind-shatteringly for people who weren’t raised with strict, confining religious teachings – and specifically strict and...
Notice the tension and tightness – and let it all go

Notice the tension and tightness – and let it all go

I am playing with awareness. They say, “awareness is the first step.” I’m noticing when I feel tense or tight. And I’m (doing my best to) breathe it all away. Then I’m noticing it again and (doing my best to) breathe it all away again. It’s an on-and-on process for...
One breath at a time

One breath at a time

“One day at a time” may have saved my life, but there are times when “one day at a time” doesn’t really work. It’s too hard. It’s too long. Sometimes a day is too much to take in and (seems like) too much to get through. Which always brings me to “one minute at a...
Take a self-care act of political warfare

Take a self-care act of political warfare

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde Often when I tell people they need to take care of themselves – to up the self-care; to do what brings them joy and ease; to put themselves first,...