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For Black People, Resilience Comes at the Cost of Wellness

There were tears, of course. Plenty of those. And in moments where memories were shared, there were smiles and laughter. But there were stony faces also. Strong faces. Faces that stood resolute in the face of a horrific reality. As we celebrated the homegoing of my cousin, Vickie Lee Jones, who was murdered October 24th… Continue reading For Black People, Resilience Comes at the Cost of Wellness

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Yank it Up by the Root: Why American Christianity [As We Know It] Must Die

I love to garden. It’s my happy place. There’s something grounding about putting my hands in the soil—it can change my whole day for the better. There’s also something that emboldens my faith when I think about the trust it takes for me to put a seed down in April and expect a harvest in… Continue reading Yank it Up by the Root: Why American Christianity [As We Know It] Must Die

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Why We Choose Distraction (Short answer: We prefer our skin intact)

Every other day I hear folks talking about the importance of being present. There are hundreds of mindfulness books written and published including the one I’m currently reading called the The Mindfulness Habit.  The author hit me over the head with this: “We create our own stress when we time travel.” She goes on to… Continue reading Why We Choose Distraction (Short answer: We prefer our skin intact)