The global pandemic that is COVID-19 has upended the world. Everyone is impacted. Without exception. The flip side of the seriousness of this illness is growing awareness of how connected we really are on this planet in our one human family. A mere week ago, I was facilitating a community drum circle, group dancing […]
I live with this ever present ache of love for life. Sometimes this ache finds its expression in sharing practices of affirming worth and value that we might call yoga or meditation. Sometimes this ache finds an outlet in a long hug. Often in Song. In Writing. Conversations with deep listening and authentic sharing. In […]
It never ceases to amazing me about the experience of international travel and its intrinsic ability to remove us from our daily norms to put the important things of life into perspective. I am grateful for my life experiences, which recently took me to Guinea, West Africa and Puerto Rico. This episode of 814 Grounded […]
Following the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, we invite you to continue our practice of widening the circumference of love. We live in challenging times and hope that today’s mediation and spoken word brings comfort and enlightenment. Even when tragedy and evil strike, we must be conscious to not perpetuate the injustice but to rise above […]
This episode we will invite you to explore your imagination to discover positive ideas and encourage for those ideas to be brought to life. Take action for sustainability of constructive values.
This is the Pilot episode of 814 Grounded Podcast. We hope to offer practices for activists and those who facilitate practices of healing and restoration some tools for these trying times. Each podcast will have discussion on a theme relevant to social justice and healing and will offer a guided meditation, mantra and/or musical practice.
2017 for me, began in Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, West Africa with a festive soirée that began with a shared meal and had lots of dancing and merry making! 2017 comes to a close celebrating the birth of our first grandchild, Anthony Michael Bayush born on December 14 to Johnny (my son) and […]
The dawn tentatively emerges. The angle of the earth to the sun this time of year softens the light. The trees, whose presence blended into the night sky gradually make their presence known as light increases. I remain astonished at the intricate design of branches and the stark revelation of trees without leaves. Last week […]
Getting back into my groove with writing again. Have spent some amazing and challenging time in the past few months in immersions with communities committed to doing the work internally to build capacity to withstand the enormous discomfort of our times. We know what we know. We don’t know what we don’t know. Being curious […]