• Stuff you can try

    Weekly Connecting Practice: Invoking Safety

    It’s Weekly Connecting Practice time! Today we are are connecting with “safety”. That’s right! ‘Cuz we can also connect to certain “qualities”, or states of being. It is ideal when you’ve been in the hyper-anxiety inducing world of internet crazy-making drama. We are looking for a sense of “safety”, a feeling of “being ok”. Perhaps even “peace”. Silence. Quiet… Shhhh… Invoking Safety This is what we do. Recommended time: 4 minutes. (Or as much as you want) Make time and find a relaxing place. You can do this on the floor, on a cushion or yoga mat. Or on the bed or sofa. Get into “Child’s Pose”. Essentially you turn…

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    Weekly Connecting Practice

    I was in the middle of my “Connecting Practice” last night, and I wondered: “How can I help people experience this sense of connecting to themselves?”. So I’m starting this thing called “Weekly Connecting Practice”. Connecting Practice This is what I’m calling “the practice of getting back to yourself”. What you do is you try to get quiet and go inside your body. Connect to your heart. Getting back to the most “you-ness” of you. Maybe even ask a few loving questions, such as “How am I feeling?” or “What do I want?”. Why do we do it? Because we need to regularly come back to ourselves. It’s simply too…

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    Wanting your Wants – Week Work

    There’s this annoying spiritual concept that apparently rules the whole “wanting things” process. “We only get water when we are thirsty” I know. I told you it was annoying! It basically means that if we want anything, we have to fully acknowledge the feelings of not having it. And apparently it works in the “positive” and the “negative”. If you want something with all your heart, you have to fully acknowledge the feelings of wanting it with all your heart and the feelings of not having it. Only then you’ll be able to move forward and change things. If something is bringing up pain, you have to fully acknowledge the…

  • Personal,  Working with Stuff

    An Open Letter to Friends and Family

    An open letter to friends, family and other people who care about me:   I would first like to thank you for being in my life. And for caring about me. This means a lot, even if I can’t show it most of the time. I have a small favour to ask of you. You see, I’ve been working with my issues lately, trying to heal myself. And this process requires me to fully acknowledge and validate my pain. Here’s how you can help me, if you want: Please don’t question my feelings. Please don’t invalidate my reasons for being in pain. Telling me that “I’m being silly for worrying…

  • My Thoughts on the World

    On Intersectionality & Privilege: Part 4

    The Personal side of “intersectionality & privilege”: The “stuff” aspect We all have “stuff” with regards to intersectionality and privilege. Because we are all… trying to “get somewhere” in life and seeing how difficult and near impossible it is. The people who know about intersectionality and privilege, and who go on about them, are the people who, for whatever reason, want to be “somewhere cool up there” but aren’t there yet, and feel the reason is that they don’t look like those people “up there”. Which reminds me… why do we have the concept of “privilege”, if it doesn’t help us change the world? Oh, right… The reason why we…