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Alexander Williams: Rainwater for the Mind, Body and Soul

Damita Miller-Shanklin Williams is a transplant from Northeast Brooklyn, NewYork. He has been here for about ten and a halfyears. He has seen the growth of Austin. When hegot here in the beginning he got the lay of the land,because he wanted to know our community. From there,he buried himself in East Austin. For three years, he wasreally heavily in deep with his passion for … Continue reading Alexander Williams: Rainwater for the Mind, Body and Soul

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SHE SPEAKS WELLNESS: ONE BREATH, ONE MOMENT, ONE DAY AT A TIME.

Minister Sonya Hosey Our emotionalwellness is testedevery day. As youlook around, there are timeswhen life can be difficult.We must quickly recognizehow these experiences canimpact us positively ornegatively. It is time that we look at ourwellness holistically. TheSAMSHA defines wellness in eight dimensions:emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical,environmental, financial, occupational, and social. Ihave encountered women who have hadchallenges with more than half of these areas. Forexample, we may … Continue reading SHE SPEAKS WELLNESS: ONE BREATH, ONE MOMENT, ONE DAY AT A TIME.

BUILDING UP, NOT TEARING DOWN

by Jacquie Johnson, founder of Jacquie ooh Black men have been beaten down since the beginning, subjected to mental and physical torture during slavery and now at the hands of their jobs, the media, and even the police. This constant beating is literally exhausting.  Throughout history, black women have always been a source of stability and support for our men. We are mothers, wives, grandmothers, … Continue reading BUILDING UP, NOT TEARING DOWN

The Bird

Written by Eliza Edwards heal rest be stilldon’t just move onlistenpurpose to listenhear with your heartrest wait it will comedo not fearam i in the right placethe right place is in youlistenthe bird flew awayafter many minutes it’s time to restyou’ve been toldyou’ve been shownheal listen restdig deep into meditationlet go of the distractionsfoolish information is a robberrun fast from that which leaves youemptylisten with … Continue reading The Bird