“what seems unreasonable, unrealistic and impossible today can turn out to be inevitable tomorrow. It’s time for a new realism. It’s time for a new view of humankind.” Rutger Bregman, Humankind: A Hopeful History I believe in love I believe in loving our neighbor I believe love begins by supporting those closest to us InContinue reading “What Can I do to Impact My Community?”
Scroll back through my pictures on Instagram. Facebook. Twitter. Keep going. Farther back. You won’t find very many selfies. And if you do, you might find my eyes hiding behind sunglasses. Because if I didn’t hide my eyes, you’d see that they were dead. Hide. That’s what we do when we’ve forgotten who we are.Continue reading “Freedom”
Ubuntu. I am because we are.
No matter the story,
It’s important that we listen.
Love is a Poem. A simple meditation to reflect on today and to remind us we are loved.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No not just for some but for everyone. Lyrics:Continue reading “Love Leads, Hope Follows”
I recently began working at a local homeless shelter and addiction treatment facility. I interview prospective students who want to join our year long program. When asked to share a bit about themselves and why they want to be part of the program, most often I hear haunting words that echo through my soul: IContinue reading “Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness”
“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.” ― Bonnie Myotai Treace Oh hey, Anger! Let’s process. Let’s let go of the words and whispers we’ve heardContinue reading “Anger: Let’s Process”
Over the weekend, 3 men were stabbed in Portland while stepping in to protect two teenage girls. Sadly, two of the men died and one is in critical condition but expected to recover. One of the girls was wearing a hijab. This all happened during a commute on a Portland light rail train. The storyContinue reading “Portland Tragedy Reminds Us: Who is Our Neighbor?”