Your Joy Is Rebellion

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking to clients, friends, and peers and the one theme that keeps coming up is that they don’t feel like they’re doing enough in this moment. We’re experiencing a flurry of emotions: anger, astonishment, relief, overwhelm, joy.We’re protesting, calling folks out on social media and in real life, […]

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Celebrating Juneteenth

‘We are our ancestors wildest dreams.’ – Unknown No matter how you choose to celebrate Juneteenth, I want you to pause for one moment and recognize the magnitude of today. Can you imagine the swelling sense of joy and pride your great-great-great-great Grandmother and Grandfather have when they see YOU? What you’ve built.What you fight […]

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Freedom

Freedom is not given, it is WON.– A. Phillip Randolph. Do you feel FREE? With next week being Juneteenth, and an awakening happening in America (this is me being hopeful), I’ve been thinking about what really makes you free. What does freedom look like for Black, Indigenous, and Brown folks? I shared a bit of […]

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Is This The Revolution?

Whiplash. That’s the only way I can accurately describe what we’ve experienced and lived this week. REMINDER FOR BLACK WOMEN:Please don’t think because white folks are eager to learn everything right now that you have to jump or bend over backwards to give it to them. Chances are high that you’ve been inundated with questions […]

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Black Trauma + Black Joy

It’s exhausting.I’m exhausted. If I’m being honest, I’m supposed to be the person that slides in your inbox and reminds you to center your joy. To boldly take up space. To get outside and get grounded. And that all sounds like bullshit right now. A black man birdwatching in the early hours of the morning […]

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#PopsOfJoy

“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”― Kurt Vonnegut Jr. You know that moment when you’re witnessing the most mundane thing— A beautiful sunset on your evening walk.Or your toddler handing you a crushed […]

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Kicked to the Curb

Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but it gets you nowhere. – Glenn Turner I’m not here to tell you that you don’t have shit to worry about. But what I am here to tell you is that there are ways to kick rumination — that feeling when we […]

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Good and Good Enough

What is the difference between “good enough” and “good enough to rest?” Most of the women in my life suffer from some form of not good enough-ness. As women, we’ve been socialized from a very young age to not only distrust what our bodies & hearts are telling us but to also believe that who […]

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Dreams

Have you ever had a dream that was burning inside of you, but for some reason you couldn’t get it out? Maybe you were too busy or didn’t feel ready. Whether it was internal or external, something was always there preventing you from moving forward on your heart’s desire. I’ve been there.And I’ve been annoyed […]

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Intentional Space

I’ve been hearing and seeing a lot of people saying that they’re just ready for things to go back to normal. And I was right there with them. I was longing for the day when things would return to the way they were just a month ago. But suddenly, as more school districts shut down […]

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