This is a key problem standing in the way of peace between people and nations, this idea that “My way is infallible and absolutely Just and there is NO room for the evaluation of my ideology. To evaluate is to devalue and disrespect the (obvious rightness of it.) The other dangerous mindset is when one party believes the other “will NEVER understand their position.” This … Continue reading Taking Back the Wheel
“The Huffington Post recently interviewed a nun and a monk at Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village monastery in France, to ask what advice they would give to activists who want to take action during Trump’s presidency.
Sister Peace, who previously worked in the office of the mayor of Washington, says action must be inspired by a deep-rooted sense of love.
“If we can be strong in ourselves, then we could offer a resistance that is nonviolent,” she said. “But that means that we ourselves are at a place where we can have that recognition and we can offer that to another. And that is a great, great source of love and having the other feel they’re being recognized and listened to and embraced.”
She says that those who are passionate about taking action should learn from the nonviolent approach of the civil rights movement.
Referring to the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, during which marchers remained passive despite being chased and beaten, she said: “They were taught how to be quiet, how to be still, how not to resist and fight back no matter what happened.” Continue reading A Zen Master’s Advice On Coping With Trump | HuffPost
Check Out this week’s Alert Aware Mindful for a 5 min stress busting exercise. Start learning little ways to manage your stress everyday! Source: Mindful Breathing | Practice | Greater Good in Action Continue reading 5 min Mindful Breathing | Practice | Greater Good in Action
“Can you remember times you met fear and moved through it, times when fear arose but you kept going? Those are moments of fearlessness. Fear may close the heart, but courage comes out of heartfulness, out of releasing resistance. Fear may stop you from participating fully in life, but fearlessness gives you the courage to dive into the unknown. Fear comes — breathe and let … Continue reading 10 Great Ways Mindfulness Turns Fear Into an Ally | HuffPost Life
Of course, it was. This way no one has to go to jail.No accountability found or given. That is my country. Philando, Trayvon, Michael, and Sandy. For some of us, America is good, others it may even be great, but it NEEDS IMPROVEMENT to say the absolute least. The fact is, juries can’t seem to find fault with the police. It reminds me of … Continue reading Sandra Bland trooper Brian Encinia: Perjury case dismissed – CNN.com
cnn video James Farmer Jr. was asleep in his car in downtown Denver on June 16 when he woke up to a homeless man attacking the two teens. He stepped in to protect them. Police say the suspect, 28-year-old DeJuan Stamps, then turned his attention away from the teenagers and beat Farmer to death. Farmer was living out of his car at the time so … Continue reading Army vet beaten to death after saving two teens – CNN.com
Hey, come on out to our first show! We will be playing at the Elbo Room at 2871 N Lincoln on July 13th. We are a mix of blues rock and thriving melodies. facebook.com/Shessoquiet Continue reading Elbo Room, July 13th 2017
I wanted to give some serious props to the band 2 Minute Minor. I just listened to my first positive hard rock album. They were all so short but energetic, fun, and I dug the lyrics. Wiley Willis on Shouts, Bob Shields – Guitar, Zach Bridier – Drums, Virgil Lloyd – Guitar, and Noam O – Bass. Full disclosure Noam and I are in She’s So Quiet together and … Continue reading Musical Shout Out
“Briefly, the basic principle is: Holding your breath, shortness of breath, constrained and tense breath, rapid breath = survival, fight/flight/freeze, activation of the nervous system, stress. Natural, full, diaphragmatic breaths = opening up to life beyond survival, opening up to calmness, regulation of the nervous system, bringing about physical relaxation, improving health, being able to think. For PTSD specifically, conscious breathing seems to act as … Continue reading Exercises in Grounding from The Art of Healing Trauma (Through Healing Exercises, Stories, and Research) Blog
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Australia needs to criminalise ‘image-based sexual assault’. This includes: revenge porn – the non-consensual sharing of intimate images; morphed porn – the non-consensual doctoring of ordinary images into pornographic material; and parasite porn – the non-consensual sharing of ordinary images onto pornographic websites. Online sexual exploitation can happen to anyone but it primarily affects women. It is used as a tool by… Continue reading Australia: Criminalise ‘Image-Based Sexual Assault’