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Know Who You Are- #0008

Know Who You Are- #0008

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 […]

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Whole Hearted Living in Chaotic Times #0006

Whole Hearted Living in Chaotic Times #0006

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 […]

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Widening Our Circumference of Love- #0004

Widening Our Circumference of Love- #0004

This episode we will share a Loving Kindness Mediation. We would like to invite you to expand the sphere of who we love and be uncompromising in bringing justice to all. Rachel also performs two new original chants!  

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Love Songs for Survivors- #0003

Love Songs for Survivors- #0003

In light of the sexual assault cases receiving attention across the country, and more recently the verdict of Dr. Nassar assaulting hundreds of young American athletes, we are addressing this sexual assault directly. This episode is dedicated to the survivors. You are not alone and you are stronger than you realize. Remember to rely on […]

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Ring in the New Year with Intention, Clarity and Hope.

Ring in the New Year with Intention, Clarity and Hope.

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 […]

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Love. A Noun. A Verb. Love is Gravity. Love Wins.

Love. A Noun. A Verb. Love is Gravity. Love Wins.

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 […]

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Survivors! You Are Not Alone. From Despair, Hope Rises

Survivors! You Are Not Alone. From Despair, Hope Rises

Silence is no longer the only option. I find myself in the last month, unpacking and releasing internalized shame that I didn’t realize existed and am certainly not going to hold onto. This is a painful process but I have found if I have my tools of yoga, breathing, finding neutrality first, then on the […]

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Living into Patience and Tenderness

Living into Patience and Tenderness

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 […]

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