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Mindset is Important to Becoming Less Racist ~ Karen Fleshman

Earlier this year, I posted White People: A New Year’s Challenge to End Racism, listing five actions we could take in 2015 to improve racial understanding. 558 more words


Invisible Illness and the Apple Cider Vinegar Brigade

I was going to transcribe the audio file even knowing how horrid my typing skills are. But I’m not. I recorded this in the car on my way to Tai Chi and I am posting it here, unedited, with stumbling over words and verbal corrections intact. 39 more words

Spiritual Work

My Second Love: Trust

Love is … I Trust Me.

I am focusing less on winning the approval of others. – Remind myself that I don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.  359 more words

My Things

If God Wrote Your Obituary...


“OBITUARY” –  “a published announcement of a death, often accompanied by a short biography of the dead person”  (*See Footnote [i]). 1,967 more words

God's Word

A Thoughtful Implication In Favor of Relationship...

Constance, this lil essay below illustrates a similar experience that I have virtually everyday, except from the other end of the spectrum and working back. 464 more words

Gender Issues

I Forgot

I forgot there are spaces

where my contribution is not welcome,

where respect is conflated with tolerance,

where I feel small, not because I am Asian, or woman, or young, 180 more words


"Big Pharma" & Privilege: Or Why I Wish Allies Would Stop Using This Phrase

A friend posts an article on Facebook about how the United States’ medical system does not meet the needs of those with chronic pain. This is a reality that I have experienced. 4,060 more words

Chronic Illness

Amoret reblogged this on Siren Afire and commented:

I am so tired of bullshit ableism masked by recommendations for an "holistic approach". Camilla hits the nail on the head.