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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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3 Fold practice to be Sustainable in Chaos.

3 Fold practice to be Sustainable in Chaos.

  Tyrants, Fear Mongers and Bullies are showing up. They are currently occupying the White House. They are showing up with symbols of race hatred and ethnic intimidation throughout our nation. They exist in my community here under the guise of being crusaders and weeding out corruption making slanderous and false accusations, twisting language and […]

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Self Care as Self Realization & As Caring for All Beings!

Self Care as Self Realization & As Caring for All Beings!

I wrestle with the current cultural understanding of Self Care as taking time for one’s self. One assumes here that there is access to self Care practices such as retreats, spa services and even time.  Even if these practices are available, one can take this time and refresh but if one’s basic beliefs still harbor […]

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