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 Coming to the Table With chapters across the US, Coming to the Table is an organization that invites conversation between the descendants of slaves and slaveholders in a move toward healing and reconciliation. “They value the sharing of personal, family and community stories as a powerful vehicle for uncovering history, building relationships, healing and inspiring […]

10 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

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The flu has hit harder this year than any time in recent memory. It’s affecting the population so much on the East Coast and South East that New York State and the city of Boston have called in states of public health emergencies. Naturally, everyone wants to avoid getting the flu. So besides just washing […]

adrienne maree brown | sabbatical your life (workshop report back from AMC 2012)

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i have recently returned from a 6-month community-supported sabbatical. i am feeling healthier and happier now than i have ever felt in my adult life. i say that as someone who has burned out at least three times in my life, who has patterns of overworking, undersleeping, working in urgent hopeless conditions, and undervaluing my […]

Things to Remember Before the Journey

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How are you managing on this journey called life? These pieces of wisdom are reminders on how to let go, move forward, and reach the next milestone while being content with how things are right now.  It begins when you begin. There is no such thing as too late. There is no such thing as […]

april 2012

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Martin Luther King, Jr. |  “Why I’m opposed to the war in Vietnam” Listen to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Grammy Award winning speech (delivered on April 30, 1967) on the triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism. Review | Yoga to the People This review of Yoga to the People, with locations in Manhattan, Berkeley, […]

Ingredients of Love

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Author and cultural critic, bell hooks has devoted her life to discovering the true nature of love. She defines six ingredients of love, including, the links between healing and love, what healing is and why something doesn’t have to be broken for healing to take place.  bell hooks is fascinated by love. For years, she has looked at […]

quote | january 2012

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    “Without a way to name our pain, we are also without the words to articulate our pleasure.” bell hooks, author, feminist, social activist

Mark Lilly | Yoga Means Service in Sanskrit*

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Mark Lilly, founder of Portland, Oregon’s Street Yoga, began teaching yoga to at-risk youth in 2002. He believes that “yoga is a practice of service to humanity.” And considering the young people he’s worked with in his yoga classes–many are youths who have obviously been abused: “There’d be kids shaking, literally shaking, with big bruises,” […]

Cara Page | Lifting Up Legacy, Place and Healing

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The first things that you will notice about Cara Page are her thoughtfulness, her warmth, her ability to articulate layers of complexity and meaning, her abiding interest in the impact and responsibility of legacy, her commitment to centralizing healing into movement building, her deep Love for the South…

Butoh and My Right to Heal

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“Butoh breaks down barriers between people, opening up uncomfortable feelings that have been repressed for many, many years.” In this reprint of Judith Kajiwara’s piece, “Butoh and My Right to Heal,” she explores the social history of this art form, its effect on the individual, and the impact that it has on society-at-large.

Health and Healing Justice at USSF

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The Health, Healing & Environmental Justice Group is a collaboration made up of a national network of healers and healing justice organizers who have joined together for the purpose of promoting healing and wellness as integral to social justice work at the USSF. They are calling for volunteers, medical supply donations and general support.