Thoughts

Grief hits hard.

Grief is so strange. It's like walking down a beautiful paved road. You are enjoying the pleasant view ahead and smelling the beautiful aroma of nature around you. When, from behind you, thunder claps. Your heart jumps in your chest but you keep walking. You pick up the pace but you turn you head and… Continue reading Grief hits hard.

Equanimity, Freedom, Thoughts

Learning history is painful; Knowing history feels…

My great-great-grandfather was born into slavery. If you know anything about world history, you already know people were enslaved. The difference for me is that I have actual, legal documents specific to my family. If you look at the featured image, you'll see a page from the division of estate for John A. Evans. You'll… Continue reading Learning history is painful; Knowing history feels…

Equanimity, Thoughts

Remember your Power

Society has a way of making us feel less than if we are not striving towards making more money or having more things. When it is all around, taught to us from birth and enforced by everyone around us, it is so easy to get caught up in the material world and forget the power… Continue reading Remember your Power

Freedom, Spirituality, Thoughts

Negative Emotions and the Physical Response

Many people don't realize the affect our other bodies (emotional, spiritual, mental) have on our physical body. When you are feeling happy, your body has more energy; your mood shifts and you are more receptive to external stimuli. You brain releases serotonin, cortisol and other hormones that assist in regulating bodily functions. This helps you… Continue reading Negative Emotions and the Physical Response