To be a therapist or a social worker is to be a guardian of secrets. It is to be entrusted. It is a sacred trust. It is to be a safe deposit box for the soul’s work.
It is a priesthood.
It is to walk through the darkest and brightest places in the human...
There is a racial divide in our country. Many do not want to believe this. Many fear what acknowledging and confessing this may bring about. Many fear that those with mixed intent or ill intent will create or hijack movements and increase violence. And these things can and will happen. But fear must not win...
Black And Blue. Black And Blue.
I stand. Black and Blue.
I love. Black and Blue.
Humans. Black and Blue.
Family. Black and Blue.
Neighbors. Black and Blue.
Communities. Black and Blue.
Tired. Black and Blue.
Hurt. Black and Blue.
Angry. Black and Blue.
Sometimes this life presents us with two options: living with a broken heart or not living with a broken heart. Sometimes the broken heart is not optional and therefore the fragmentation it brings is also not optional. Sometimes our unspoken mantra is “I hurt” or “I grieve.”
Sometimes this awful truth sets up residence in...
Today I will rehearse the reign of God
in the tiny pockets of liberation
in me and around me.
And I will acknowledge, honor, and celebrate
the citizenship of all
in the beloved community.
Today I will practice dual citizenship.
Today I will reside in Mississippi