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Spiritual Bypassing – Avoiding Truth and Authenticity

Spiritual Bypassing – Avoiding Truth and Authenticity

  Some call it avoidance in holy drag..that drag being meditation, yoga (and yes, obsession with yoga pants etc), writing spiritual books, doing spiritual teaching and other spiritual practices. It is about using these things as excuses to dismiss harm and harmful practices and positions. It is avoidance and a desire to bypass the emotional and physical experience to protect oneself  from feeling uncomfortable and dealing with your pain. Spiritual bypassing blocks dialogue and prevents solutions to problems. Spirituality being…

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The Myth and Mask of “The Strong Black Woman” with Tamyara Brown

The Myth and Mask of “The Strong Black Woman” with Tamyara Brown

The “strong Black woman” is a dangerous and often racist myth that results in great harm to women of color. The myth is used by the Anglo/Euro community to not treat women of color with humanity and to not acknowledge their femininity. At other times it is used in  African American community and perpetuates the myth as a form of internalized racism. In no place and from no perspective is it positive, supportive or healing. I examine this with author…

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Unpacking the Fearful Defensiveness Against Judgement

Unpacking the Fearful Defensiveness Against Judgement

Recently I have noticed a lot of people complaining about and making defensive posts on various social media about “judgement”. I have read these posts and analyzed them. What is actually happening here is the misuse of the word “judgement”. What is also evident here is a defensive rebellion against learning anything from others. This is lack of spiritual and personal growth.This will never lead to breakthroughs in life. I am a great believer in independence and freedom. I am…

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ANNOUNCEMENT – A New Inclusive Community

ANNOUNCEMENT – A New Inclusive Community

We are all spiritual beings on a very human journey in this world. We are of different and diverse colors, ethnicities, religions, civil statuses, creeds and philosophies. However, in the space that we label as spirituality/wellness/personal growth,  women of color and women in midlife or older have not been included. Their presence and voice has been silenced or excluded. Now it will change.