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   Advertisements 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