Elle Cast 2.5: Surviving the Second largest cause of World Disability…

…according to the World Health Organization and How we can help change the course. Listen to the podcast and then click on the links for information on how to get involved. Save.org: Facts about Suicide in the US World Health Organization: Facts About Depression National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Suicide Statistics Transcript: Greetings, this is Elle Madelyn with Alert Aware Mindful and this is … Continue reading Elle Cast 2.5: Surviving the Second largest cause of World Disability…

Taking Back the Wheel

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

A Zen Master’s Advice On Coping With Trump | HuffPost

“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

Harriet Tubman performance at DuSable Museum 2.16.19

Audio clip from a live performance of Harriet Tubman on2/16/19 at DuSable. She talks about her decision to become the “Conductor” of the Underground Railroad and “Lady Moses.” She freed over 300 slaves. She was the original badass and insightful in knowing that until everyone is free—None of us are. Check my podcast page for more goodies. ellemadelyn.com/elle-casts   Continue reading Harriet Tubman performance at DuSable Museum 2.16.19

Alert Aware Mindful Podcast

Instead of this week’s regular podcast I will be focusing on posting tidbits throughout the week to share what awesome inspiring Chicago activities I have seen this month. From the DuSable Museum’s live performance of Harriet Tubman to my participation in February Album Writing Month (FAWM) in speed songwriting and posting.   I will discuss how these all contributed to my everyday self-care and wellness … Continue reading Alert Aware Mindful Podcast

During his arrest, Northwestern Ph.D. student thought of other black men and women ‘who had been shot and killed in their cars’ – Evanston Review

““Instead of apologizing when they had an opportunity to do that, when they ascertained that I was the owner of the vehicle, even that would have ended the rest of the night,” Crosby said. “It would have been somewhat traumatic still, but the actions they took after that were the most egregious to me. They knew that I owned the car, they made a mistake, … Continue reading During his arrest, Northwestern Ph.D. student thought of other black men and women ‘who had been shot and killed in their cars’ – Evanston Review

DailyOM – A Bad Habit

Just the thought of this happening can create a response in the body. Just the *memory*. “Being hard on ourselves is a waste of precious time and energy that we could use in positive ways. To begin to understand how this works, we can think about times when someone made us feel that we weren’t good enough. Even just thinking about it will create an … Continue reading DailyOM – A Bad Habit

Carolyn Hax: When you’re burning out on the world falling apart – The Washington Post

Please read below CONCRETE advice on how to stay informed but within YOUR boundaries to keep your calm. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/carolyn-hax-when-youre-burning-out-on-the-world-falling-apart/2019/01/31/7c9bd16c-241d-11e9-81fd-b7b05d5bed90_story.html?utm_term=.fa4e9228ca48 Continue reading Carolyn Hax: When you’re burning out on the world falling apart – The Washington Post

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he doesn’t “understand why” unpaid federal workers need money / Boing Boing

I truly believe that he doesn’t understand and is financial and morally far removed from having a clue. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is puzzled as to why 800,000 furloughed federal workers need to visit food banks to keep their families from starving, when they can simply get a loan. From Reuters: Asked about their struggles, Ross told CNBC: “I know they are, and I … Continue reading U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he doesn’t “understand why” unpaid federal workers need money / Boing Boing