Braving

I’m reading Brene Brown’s ‘Braving the Wilderness’ which I believe is an essential read for everyone, ever, but especially in this particular time in history. Read it.

I encourage anyone who will listen to read this book and give them a small glimpse of why, any chance I get. Because it tells us we need to unify with and respect each other in order to make a change and I believe in making a good change in the world. That means I look for the best possible ways to bring about positive change and I believe Brene’s book contains some of them.

It tells you how to move bravely through the political and social climate of these times And continue friendships, And become more truly yourself than you’ve ever been. It makes clear that becoming more socially isolated and more divided based on personal beliefs is detrimental to human rights as a whole. Yes. Really. Check it out.

On Amazon

On Audible

And it’s probably at your local library for free, too.

Healing The Feminist Movement

Feminism doesn’t need :yelling as much as it needs nourishment, healing, and soulfulness

:boldness as much as it needs safety, security, and sanity

:rebellion as much as it needs a simple release from dogma and a movement toward an equal and high level of responsibility, respect, and concern for the well-being of all.

photo by Mia Enns

photo by Mia Enns

I have compassion for those who violently lash out, speaking ‘change’ and effecting backlash. I have love for those who have been hurt, and act in ways society cannot understand, because of that deep hurt they do not yet truly acknowledge. Women and men need safe spaces to speak to their hurt and pain, to feel it, to notice its true effect on our lives and relationships, and to accept it. We all need safe space to heal from the raw wounds of living with others who have been harmed, who then harm others because they know how to, and also do not know how to tolerate their emotions.

I encourage you, today, to seek safe space for yourself. This can be wherever You feel safe and nourished. Do you have a space among friends or on your own? Within your family or a nourishing community? Do you know of a public space that brings you out of your thoughts and into complete presence in the present moment?

If all of this seems too much for you, or even if it doesn’t, I invite you to listen to some of these: http://www.tarabrach.com/audioarchives-guided-meditations.html

One per day could heal a soul. One per day could radically heal the feminist movement, one person at a time.

This is what I’m feeling good about today.

~M